There is a translation service available, please ask at reception.
We provide the following:
- Cervical Smears
- Childhood Immunisations/Well Baby Clinic
- Asthma Clinic
- Cardiovascular Clinic
- Diabetic Clinic
- Hypertension Clinic
- TIA/CVA Clinic
Tel: 0845 4647 or visit online at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
NHS Direct is staffed by nurses. It is a confidential helpline and can provide health information and advice 24 hours a day.
Certain services are not covered by the NHS, such as:
Private sickness certificates - Medical examinations for pre-employment - HGV licence - Elderly drivers - Private medical forms - Passport counter signature - Travel and sporting activities requiring medical reports.
Please ask at reception for details on appointments and the charges.
We will be increasing our use of our Text messaging service. We would ask all patients to ensure their mobile details are up to date.
If however you do not wish to receive texts from us, please let reception know that you would like to opt out.
All telephone calls are recorded for training purposes only.
Local Health Board
Your Local Health Board can be contacted at the following address:
Bridgend LHB, North Court, David Street, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend CF31 3TP
Tel: 01656 754400
Fax: 01656 754497
Summary Care Record
The new NHS Summary Care Record is being introduced to help deliver better and safer care and give you more choice about who you share your healthcare information with.
Click here to download the summary care letter (.pdf)
Click here to download our summary care opt out form (.doc)
Click here to download the NHS summary care record leaflet (.pdf)
The average pay for GPs working in Alcester Health Centre in the last financial year was £55,752 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 4 full time GPs, 2 part time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
Detail Coded Record Access
This practice will soon be offering you the opportunity to use the internet to securely view your electronic medical record held by the surgery. There are also links to information leaflets about diseases, tests, investigations, support groups and medications and links to websites such as NHS Direct and patient.co.uk where you can find more information to help you understand about what you read in your record. This is available for patients aged 16 and over. Please read our leaflets below. Anybody wishing to access this needs to contact the Practice Manager.
Kenalog Injections (Hayfever)
We do not provide Kenalog injections for hayfever here at Alcester Health Centre, the injection consists of a steroid medication, which whilst effective at controlling hay fever, has risks associated with it which makes the risk: benefit ratio very much against its use.
We can offer standard medication for use against hayfever and are happy to discuss this at a consultation.