Darwin Medical Practice

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Information for Darwin Medical Practice Patients

We are aware that the closure of a local practice may concern our current patients about the impact on the services that we provide to you.

Whilst there are obvious pressures upon all areas of the NHS we would like to reassure our patients that we are monitoring our services carefully.  Each fortnight we review the number of patients that are registered, the number of appointments that are available and any changes in demand that might be having an effect on the demand on our appointment provision.

Because our patient list size is growing we are pleased to say that our team is also growing.  We have recently been joined by Kiera C, a Nurse Associate.  We are also pleased to say that Dr Luke Tognarelli will be joining us in January and Georgia S, Physicians Associate, will be joining us in April 24.

You can see from the information above that the ICB will be making arrangements to allocate any patients that are still registered at BHWC to make sure that they have a GP before their practice closes at the end of March.  Please be assured that we will monitor our level of service carefully over the coming months as we adjust to the changes.

Information about our premises

We have had a few patients contact us recently because a To Let sign was attached to a road sign outside St Chads Health Centre.  We would like to reassure all of our patients that we are not moving and will continue to offer care from St Chads Health Centre.

This seems to be a theme because we have recently found a large To Let sign has been erected outside Greenwood Health Centre.  This will be in relation to the space that is currently empty.  We would like to reassure everyone that Darwin Medical Practice will continue to provide care from Greenwood Health Centre.

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Waiting Times in the NHS App

While you are waiting for your hospital appointment or treatment, you can now use the NHS App to get the information you need while you wait to be seen.

A new NHS App feature has been launched for patients to view an estimated waiting time for your hospital treatment. You will know you are on waiting list and how long you may have to wait for treatment.

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Burntwood Memory Clinic

Exciting News!

Introducing the Burntwood Memory Cafe - a place for Friendship, Wellness, Fun and support! Starting January 11th 2024, join us every Thursday from 11am to 1pm at Burntwood Memorial Hall, Rugeley Road, Burntwood, WS7 9BE

Our Memory Cafe is a warm and welcoming space designed for individuals with memory problems or dementia, along with their care providers. Meet others, build lasting friendships and enjoy a unique experience with activities for everyone. Light refreshments provided! 

Have fun, laugh and socialise with interactive music sessions.  It's a fantastic opportunity to connect and share moments.

For all dates and further information contact Karen at 07396182357 or email welcome@magnoliafriends.org.uk 

Let's create wonderful memories together 

Pharmacy Emergency Medication Supply

You may be aware that pharmacies have historically been able to provide patients with an emergency supply of medication.  We have been informed that from 1 April 2023 pharmacies will no longer be able to do this unless patients have been referred by 111.  Please try to order your prescriptions a few days before they are due - we ask for 48 hours to process requests but are able to process them much more quickly if they are ordered via the NHS app. 

Jhoots opening times St Chads Health Centre

We have been informed that Jhoots Pharmacy at St Chads Health Centre are having to close early sometimes.  You may wish to check their closing times with them if you are considering visiting them later in the day. Unfortunately we are not always aware of the changes to their opening hours in advance. 

Where to find us

Greenwood Health Centre

Lichfield Road

Chasetown Medical Centre

29-31 High Street

St Chad's Health Centre

Dimbles Lane
WS13 7HT

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