Out of Hours Care

If you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, please go to your local A&E Department, which is the Manor Hospital, Moat Rd, Walsall. Tel: 01922 721172.

This department is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

When your condition cannot wait until the Surgery is open:
Monday to Friday        
6:30pm – 8am
Including Weekends and Bank Holidays 
Please phone:  NHS 111(free from mobiles & landlines
    
 
 
EXTRA GP APPOINTMENTS
Patients registered with a Walsall GP can benefit from the extended GP access service.
Walsall CCG has worked with local GP's to create 4 hubs based at Darlaston Health centre, Pinfold Health Centre, Bloxwich Broadway medical practice, Walsall and Portland medical practice
The hubs are currently run by a group of local GP's.
Since launching the service in December 2017 and up until May 2018, more than 15,500 patients have accessed the service.
When can I get an out of hours appointment?
Extra GP appointments are available between:
6:30pm-9:pm weekdays(all four hubs)
10am-3pm weekends(excluding Darlaston and Portland medical practice)
11am-1:30pm Bank holidays(all four hubs)
However, people will only be seen if they have made an appointment.
How can I book one of these appointments?
A dedicated number has been set up and appointments can be booked by calling 01922 501999 to make an appointment during the following times:
8am-9pm weekdays
10am-3pm weekends (excluding Darlaston Health Centre)
11am-1:pm bank holidays
NHS 111 will also be able to book an appointment for you if they feel you need to see a GP.
Do I need to be registered at one of the four surgeries where the hubs are based to use the service?
No, you can be registered with any GP in Walsall to access the extra appointments.
However, please note you will need to travel to one of the four hubs listed above.
What if I'm not registered with a Walsall GP?
If you are not a registered patient at a Walsall GP,you will not be able to access these out of hours appointments. More information about these services can be found on Walsall CCG's website: www.walsallccg.nhs.net.
When should I use the Hubs?
The extended service is for patients who require a routine or same day GP appointment but are unable to attend during normal opening hours. However, they are not walk in centres and you will need to book an appointment-these van be booked up to 7 days in advance. Please note that both of Walsall's urgent care centres and its A&E department will still be open as normal for people to use in serious or life threatening emergencies.
 
HOW DO I ACCESS AN NHS DENTIST IN AN EMERGENCY OUT OF HOURS?
iF YOU HAVE A DENTIST:contact that practice directly  for advice.If the practice is closed and answering machine message will provide details of how to access treatment urgent care.
if you do not have a dentist: Those who do not have a regular dentist that they routinely visit there is a dedicated urgent dental service in Walsall.The Dental Access Centre  will try & see people with dental pain or swelling as soon as possible, normally on the same day and provides urgent dental treatment only.
The dental access centre based at Blakenall Village Centre, Bloxwich WS3 1LZ operates an urgent dental service including the weekend and Bank Holidays (this includes Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day) The standard NHS emergency fee of £21.60 applies unless you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment.
Call NHS 111 for more advice and times.
Don't contact your GP as they won't be able to  offer emergency or out of hours dental care.
If you're in pain while waiting to see a dentist, take painkillers.NHS111 can also offer other self care advice
 
 
Sickness certificates
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting 7 days or less. Your employer may require you to complete a self certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
 
Evidence that you are sick.
Your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence if you are sick for more than 7 days.This is to support SSP (statutory sick pay)
It is up to your emplyer to decide if you are incapable of work. A medical certificate(known as "statement of fitness to work" from your GP is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner  i.e.Dentist
Your employer will decide if this evidence is acceptable, should your employer have doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
Statement of fitness for work -Fit note
The fit note was introduced in April 2010, with your mployers support the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
 
Publication of GP earnings 18/19
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GP's working to deliver NHS services. Te average pay for 1 full time GP and 1 part time Locum GP  in the last financial year was £70.250