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Patient Notice

We are conscious that some patients registered at Lockstown Practice may be affected by current events in Afghanistan.  Lockstown Practice is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.

All eligible 12-15 year old patients who have been identified as eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will be contacted directly to attend for their vaccine. Please do not contact the surgery to book

You can walk in to Saddlers Vaccination Centre, Walsall seven days a week, 8am to 7pm, for both first and second doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca - No appointment necessary.

When We Are Closed

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When the surgery is closed between 6.30pm and 8.00am Monday to Friday or anytime at the weekend or Bank Holidays, please dial 111.

On Training days you should call our out of hours provider on 01922 501999.

You can also contact the Urgent Care Centre on 01922 605730 

Outside of normal surgery hours you can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.  NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency.
  • You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service.
  • You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call.
  • You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.

How does it work?

The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers,  supported by experienced nurses. They will ask questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor, a walk-in centre or urgent care centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

Where possible, the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If you need an ambulance, one will be sent just as quickly as if you had dialled 999.

If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.

Typetalk or textphone

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can use the NHS 111 service through a textphone by calling 18001 111.

Calls are connected to the TextDirect system and the textphone will display messages to tell you what is happening. A Typetalk Relay Assistant will automatically join the call. They will talk back what you've typed to the NHS 111 adviser and, in return, type back the adviser’s conversation, so you can read it on your textphone's display or computer. 

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 
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