In addition to the practice’s normal opening hours, and additional surgery opening times as stated below, you can also book an appointment to see a local clinician in the evenings or at the weekend in Kidderminster.
GP practices are working together to provide extended access appointments to our patients. This means that our extended access appointment may be with a different GP, nurse or based in a different location or practice than you are used to, and some of these appointments are telephone only.
These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the surgery during our opening times – our receptionists will help you to find a convenient appointment.
Health Walks in Worcestershire:
The Worcestershire Walking Network is a partnership funded by Worcestershire County Council Department of Adult Services and Health and delivered by the Countryside Service. It acts to raise awareness of the benefits of walking and local walking for health schemes to increase participation in active recreation and physical activity.
For more info visit the website: HERE
Surgery Consulting Hours
Consulting times are as follows with variations according to individual doctors.
|Monday||8:30am – 11:30am||3:20pm – 6:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am – 11:30am||3:20pm – 6:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am – 11:30am||3:20pm – 6:30pm|
|Thursday||8:30am – 11:30am||3:20pm – 6:30pm|
|Friday||8:30am – 11:30am||3:20pm – 6:30pm|
Late Evening appointments – Each Monday evening we offer ‘extended hours’ surgeries with routine pre-bookable appointments up until 8:00pm. These are particularly aimed at patients who are in work or education during the day. On all other evenings we have pre-bookable appointments up to 5:50pm.
HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR 2018
Early Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 7th May 2018 – CLOSED
Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 28th May 2018 – CLOSED
Summer Bank Holiday – Monday 27th August 2018 – CLOSED
Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December 2018 – CLOSED
Boxing Day – Wednesday 26th December 2018 – CLOSED
Bank Holiday Tuesday 1st January 2019 – CLOSED
Access Via Doctor
|Antenatal Appointments||By appointment during their routine surgeries. Midwives are located at specialist clinics in the area, please telephone the surgery for more information.|
|6 Week Baby Check/Postnatal by appointment|
Diabetic Clinic Sr Blackmore, Sr Whale, Sr Hingley & own GP, lead GP Dr Rayner, Various days, by appointment Anticoagulant Clinic Sr Blackmore & Dr Irfan Tuesday 8.30 – 11.30am
Thursday 8.30 – 11.30am Diet/Overweight Clinic Practice Nurses Various days by appointment. Asthma & COPD Clinic Practice Nurses, lead GP Dr Cole, various days by appointment. Minor Surgery Drs Carter, Cole Tuesday 8.30-10.30am. CHD Clinic Sheila Varilone, various days. ENT Clinic Lead GP Dr Cole, various days
Direct Access Clinics (By Appointment)
|Health Screening Clinics (for those aged 16-75)||Practice Nurses||Various days by appointment|
|Well Person Clinic||Practice Nurses||Various days by appointment|
|Child Immunisation Clinic||Practice Nurses||Thursday 2.00-3.30pm|
|Health Visitor Clinic||Health Visitors||Now based at Kidderminster Health Centre, please telephone for more information|
|Family Planning||Doctor Jenkins & Sister Varilone||By appointment|
|Phlebotomy (Blood tests)||Practice Nurses and Phlebotomists||Daily by appointment|
Family Planning & Maternity
If you have been at risk of getting pregnant, two methods are available:
- Pills can be prescribed up to 72 hours afterwards.
- A coil can be fitted up to five days afterwards.
See any doctor as soon as possible.
Maternity work is undertaken by Drs Carter, Irfan, Thomas, Cole and Jenkins in conjunction with the midwife – it is usually possible to see the doctor of your choice. Currently most babies are born at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
Some services/examinations are not available through the NHS and have to be paid for, eg:
- HGV medicals
- Private Insurance Reports Sports medicals
- Passport counter-signatories Private certificates, etc.
The receptionist will advise you of the cost.