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Astwood Bank Surgery6-8 Feckenham RoadAstwood Bank RedditchWorcestershire, B96 6DSTel: 01527 892418
To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVD-19), we are moving all requests for appointments to a telephone triage system. Please ring us between 08:20 -10:00 am if you need medical advice for acute conditions. After the doctors call, patients who need to be seen in person will be given a face to face appointment at a local hub within Redditch area. Please be advised routine appointments will take longer to address while we deal with the current situation.
Alongside telephone, video, face to face appointment we now have online consultations.
This health advice can be accessed either via https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/the-ridgeway-surgery
Or for patients who have an online access, can access it via the "health advice" tab.
UPDATE TO OUR PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION TIME
From Monday 23rd March
Patients needing to collect routine regular medications from dispensary will be able to collect between the hours of 12pm – 2pm
Please allow at least three days to process your request.
Please contact the Surgery for further information.
Maternity Care: All doctors provide maternity services. Appointment can be made by contacting the surgery receptionist. Tel 01527 892418
Patients can now Self-Refer to Maternity Services by ringing 01527 512056
These are done by the Doctor on Thursday afternoons between 3pm and 4pm at the surgery. The practice nurse runs a child vaccination clinic at the same time, contact the receptionist to book an appointment. If you wish to see the Child Health Visitor please make an appointment by contacting Crabbs Cross Clinic. Telephone No: 01527 488770.
We encourage all women usually between the ages of 25-65 to have a smear Test. Women aged 25 to 49 will be screened every 3 years and women aged 50 to 64 will be screened every 5 years. Appointments can be made with the nurse. If you have not had a smear within the last 3 or 5 years (see above), or are unsure when your last one was, please speak to the receptionist.
Influenza vaccinations are available usually from mid October. We also offer immunisations against one of the commoner forms of pneumonia to everybody over the age of 65 and to patients who have conditions that necessitate them having additional protection. The practice nurse will be happy to advise whether you need either of these vaccinations or not.
All new patients are encouraged to see the practice nurse for a check-up, as are our existing patients who have not seen a doctor for three years. Patients over the age of seventy five are encouraged to have an annual check-up with either the nurse or one of the doctors.
Are available to patients by making an appointment to see the Practice Nurse.
We have dedicated phlebotomists who undertake blood tests Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 08.30 – 1300 and 0830-1200 on Tuesday.
The removal of minor lesions, cysts, joint injections and cryosurgery for warts are all available. Please discuss these with a doctor or the practice nurse.We run two "freezing clinics" each month for warts and verrucas
For HGV, taxi, PSV driving or for insurance purposes are not covered by the NHS. The fees charged are displayed in reception.
These services can be arranged through your doctor if a referral is felt to be appropriate.
You will usually be advised by the Doctor, Practice Nurse or Phlebotomist, the length of time to allow for results to be returned.
For test results please ring the surgery on 01527 892418 and select option 3. Results line open after 3pm.
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