The University Medical Practice
The Practice will be closed for the second May Bank Holiday - 25th May 2020
Please read the following Healthcare information and advice for the second May bank holiday weekend 2020
This weekend (23, 24 and 25 May) people living in Birmingham and Solihull are being reminded of their healthcare options should they or their families feel unwell over the long weekend, as some services may not be open as normal.
A range of information and options can be found below, and via the links.
Pharmacies will be treating Monday 25 May 2020 as a normal bank holiday. You can find out which Birmingham and Solihull pharmacies are open on bank holiday Monday here. Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
GP practices will be closed over the Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 23rd May to Monday 25th May 2020). Patients will be able to access GP services if required by calling their practice as normal. They will then be transferred to GP services providing cover for their practice.
This is available 24/7 by calling 111 or visiting https://111.nhs.uk/
Walk-in, urgent care or urgent treatment centres:
Locally, some of these options are still available – please check on the NHS website to ensure that your local site is open. Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, UNIVERSITY MEDICAL PRACTICE IS OPERATING A TOTAL TELEPHONE FIRST TRIAGE SYSTEM.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS THIS HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY AGREED ON THE DAY OF YOUR ARRIVAL BY A GP OR NURSE AT THE PRACTICE
This decision, following Government and NHS guidance, has been taken in order to minimise the potential spread of illness and to protect our staff and other patients.
From Monday 16th March 2020 all walk in blood clinics will be temporarily suspended. If you need a blood test please telephone the surgery and you will be offered a pre-booked appointment after being asked some health screening questions.
We are working hard to maintain a service for all of our patients and very much appreciate your patience and assistance at this very difficult and challenging time.
If you have a PERSITANT NEW COUGH OR FEVER DO NOT attend the Practice, current guidance is that you self-isolate for 7 days. For full advice see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you have the above symptoms but feel particularly unwell, please access NHS 111 on line https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please DO NOT ATTEND the Practice unless instructed to do so.
If you have
A new continuous cough
DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING
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The University Medical Practice
We are a long established group practice of doctors working from purpose built premises on the edge of campus in Edgbaston. Whilst we have a close relationship with the University and cater mainly for students and staff, we are fully independent as a 'normal' general practice and we welcome local residents who live within the practice area to register.
We have close links with the various University departments and are well used to providing medical notes and helping with student welfare issues.
Currently there are 5 male doctors, 3 female doctors, as well as a team of 4 nurses & a phlebotomist, working in the practice and offering a wide range of medical services. We have been a stable group practice for the past few years.
From 1 April 2015, GP Practices have been allocating all patients (including children) a named, accountable GP.
The named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. However for your day to day consultations you can continue to see any doctor within the practice.
Individual patients are informed of their named, accountable GP at the first appropriate interaction with the Practice. This may include letters you receive from the Practice, a note on your prescription, a visit to reception, a text message, to name a few. Patients are welcome to contact the surgery if they wish to know their named GP.
We offer ten minute appointments during morning and afternoons, convenient for people on or around campus during the day.
To book on-line appointments, click on the Repeat Prescriptions link below
For a quick overview of our services - look at our Appointment Booking / Repeat Prescriptions
(Site updated 22/05/2020)