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Also, have you registered at the surgery to access our services online? Contact us today so you can start ordering your prescriptions, booking appointments and even access parts of your medical records - all online! No more wasting time calling the surgery and you can even use it out of surgery hours!

Please note that the surgery will be closed from 12.30 -6.30 pm on Thursday 4th April 2019.   Rushall Medical Centre (excluding the branch site at Pelsall Village Centre) will re-open for a short period of time from 6.30 - 7.00 pm.   If you need to see a doctor during these times please contact Waldoc on 01922 501999.  

Extra GP appointments available for Walsall patients

Patients registered with a Walsall GP can benefit from the Extended GP Access Service.

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has worked with local GPs to create four  Hubs based at Portland Medical Practice (Aldridge) Darlaston Health Centre in Darlaston, Pinfold Health Centre in Bloxwich and Broadway Medical Practice. The Hubs are currently run by a group of local GPS.

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 on will be available between:

  • 6.30pm – 9pm weekdays
  • 10am – 3pm weekends (excluding Darlaston Health Centre & Portland Medical Practice)
  • 11am – 1.30pm Bank Holidays

However, people will only be seen if they have booked 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 during the following times:

  • 8am – 9pm weekdays
  • 10am – 3pm weekends
  • 11am – 1pm 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. Please note you will need to travel to one 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.uk.

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 normal opening hours.  However, they are not walk-in centres and you will need to book an appointment - these can be booked up to 7 days in advance. Please note that both Walsall's urgent care centre and it's A&E department will still be open as normal for people to use in serious life threatening emergencies.

  

 

 

 

 
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