VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY
PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS.
COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE IN THIS SURGERY.
In line with current Government guidance patients are required to
continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.
Face coverings safeguard vulnerable patients and our staff, so doing so – unless exempt – is key to preventing the spread of infection.
Assault on practice staff, threatening or abusive behaviour or damage to property will not be tolerated.
We are here to help not be harmed.
Staff have a right to work in a safe and secure environment.
Those threatening or abusing staff could be reported to the police and removed from our practice list.
“GET INVOLVED” – Membership Scheme
Black Country & West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for buying and monitoring healthcare services on behalf of all patients in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
Healthcare services are purchased from local providers such as hospitals, GPs and other specialists services so that you have access to these services when and where you need them.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do in the CCG and our Engagement team actively encourages everyone be a part of our “Get Involved” membership scheme; please help us to help you.
Signing up to the “Get Involved” membership scheme will give you the opportunity to:
- Be invited to your local patient network meeting. These are based around the local areas
- Be invited to participate in specific workshops about key health topics for example diabetes, mental health, cancer and dementia
- Give us your views by email /telephone on certain topics if you cannot attend one of our meetings
- Get directly involved in areas of great interest to you listed
- Receive invites to our Annual General Meeting and other larger events
- Receive a copy of our quarterly Stakeholder Newsletter
CQC Direct Monitoring
CQC suspended their routine inspection programme in March 2020 in response to Covid-19 and do not intend to resume it for the immediate future. CQC have continued to use a mix of onsite and off-site monitoring to ensure the public have assurance as to the safety and quality of the care they receive. As we emerge from the pandemic CQC are further developing their monitoring approach. In accordance with this approach CQC carried out a review of the data available to CQC about Little London Surgery on 10/06/2021
CQC have not found evidence that they need to carry out an inspection or reassess Little London Surgery rating at this stage. This could change at any time if CQC receive new information.
CQC will continue to monitor data about this service.
Please note, this does not amount to an assessment of the rating for this service under section 46 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
SCAM WARNING - CERVICAL SCREENING
Public Health England (PHE) has advised of a potential scam involving a text message being sent to some women claiming to be from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme “Call and Recall” service.
The text message advises that the recipient is overdue for their cervical screening test (smear test) and to call a mobile number to book an appointment and provide personal details.
These text messages are NOT from the NHS cervical screening programme, please DO NOT disclose any personal information should you receive this message.
This has been reported to the Action Fraud Line.
For more information on cervical screening, please visit the NHS website.
Extra GP appointments are available in Walsall
GP appointments are available at Darlaston Health Centre, Pinfold Health Centre, Broadway Medical Practice and Portland Medical Practice during the following times:
Weekday evenings: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Weekends: 10.00am - 3.00pm (Excluding Darlaston Health Centre and Portland Medical Practice)
Bank Holidays: 11.00am - 1.30pm
Patients will only be seen if they have booked an appointment by calling 01922 501999
For more information about the service visit www.walsallccg.nhs.uk or speak to your practice tream
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NHS England has made changes to the types of medicines available on prescription for minor illnesses and ailments.
In the videos below, Prescribing Adviser Jyoti Saini and Community Pharmacist Davinder Dhahan explain why this change is needed and how you can help the NHS by self caring and buying certain items over the counter.
Try the new NHS App
You will soon be able to use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use online access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
App to replace paper maternity notes
From Tuesday 7 May 2019, women who attend a new antenatal booking will no longer receive handheld maternity notes.
Women who want access to their notes will need to download the ‘Maternity Notes’ app. Benefits of the app include:
- Week-by-week overview of baby’s development
- Easy access to appointment notes
- Access to information and other guidance
- Notification of upcoming events (appointments, scans, blood tests etc.)
- A personalised birthing plan
- A diary where women can record thoughts and feelings
Click here to download an information leaflet.
Please contact reception Little London Surgery for further details
Click here to download this information
Are you taking gabapentin or pregabalin?
(Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin)
The law is changing from 1st April 2019 and Pregabalin and gabapentin are being reclassified as controlled drugs.
Your GP and local pharmacy will ensure you continue to get the medicines you need. Please remember to order your medicines in good time.
To find out more about these changes click here.
Want to feel confident making decisions around your child’s health?
Walsall Healthy Child App
The app that supports parents and carers with caring for their child at home; giving advice on when and where to seek further treatment.
Easy to understand guidance around conditions such as cough and colds, constipation, thrush, teething, allergies, oral health and more.
Click here to download a poster with this information.
Cervical Cancer is Preventable
Cervical screening saves approximately 5000 women’ lives annually in the UK.
The most common Cancer in women aged 25-29 and the second most common Cancer in women under 35 years old in Europe.
1000 women die due to Cervical Cancer each year.
Cervical Cancer is preventable in the majority of cases through cervical cytology screening and vaccination against HPV (Human Papilloma Virus).
Cervical cytology screening is available to women aged 25 - 64, if you haven’t been screened, contact your GP or Practice Nurse.
For more information contact the Cervical Cytology Outreach Nurse on 07814 986176
Click here for more information.
Doctors Running Late
We sometimes receive complaints about doctors running late and patients having to wait for their appointments. We appreciate that this is frustrating for everyone involved so please allow us to inform you what you can do to help us, yourselves and other patients.
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Click here to download our leaflet 'How We Use Your Information'
Do you have diabetes?
Do you have a smart phone?
Download the free Walsall Diabetes & Me App
It provides lots of information and guidance about diabetes in a quick and easy to navigate format. Articles include;
- how to monitor your blood glucose levels
- how to reduce your risk of complications
- tips when food shopping and
- where to go for help
The app also helps you keep track of test results from your annual reviews including: HbA1c, blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI. All data is stored securely and locally on your device.
The more knowledge you have about diabetes, the more successful you are likely to be in managing your condition.
Click Here To Download the Urgent Care Leaflet (.pdf)
The Practice is pleased to provide patients with access to its Clinical System via a Secure Web Interface.
You can book and cancel your appointments, request repeat medication and view medical records on line. To do this you need to register with the practice and obtain a password to enable you to access this service. Once your registration account is created you will need to come into the surgery with your passport or driving licence so that your account can be activated you will be able to use the system to book and cancel appointments, request repeat medication and view medical records as required. Please complete an application form available from reception.
If you already have your password then you can click the link below to access Patient Access.