Welcome to Alderwood Medical Practice
Alderwood Medical Practice opened it's doors to patients for the first time on February 16th 2015.The practice is friendly, modern and well equipped with facilities for the disabled and elderly with easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs. For patients arriving by car; the entrance to patient parking can be found off Wolverhampton Road.
The Alderwood Team consists of a dedicated staff of four GPs, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Practice Nurse, a Healthcare Assistant and administrative and reception staff.
The Practice aims to provide all patients with high quality, effective health care in a safe and caring environment.
Important Information - Corona Virus - Covid 19
In order to maintain a safe environment for the patients and staff the practice has implemented the following changes as we approach the second lockdown:
The practice will only allow access to patients who have booked appointments by contacting or being contacted by the practice in the first instance.
- Are required to wear face masks which cover from the bridge of the nose to under the chin.
- Will have their temperature taken on arrival.
- Will be given hand gel.
- Should attend alone unless they require a carer to accompany them.
- Should not to arrive earlier than their appointment time.
Anyone that has symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) or who has been in contact with anyone with symptoms should not attend the practice under any circumstance and should contact NHS 119 for advice.
Wherever possible we would like to reduce the number of patients attending the practice to deliver or collect prescriptions or documentation.
If possible patients should order prescriptions either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via patient access. Only if neither of these options are available should the prescription request slip be used. This should then be posted through the practice letterbox. We have continued to maintain our 48 hour turnaround for prescriptions throughout the Pandemic. There is therefore no need for prescriptions to be ordered earlier than needed.
It is possible for the practice to send sick notes as an attachment via the text messaging service. Please ask the receptionist or clinician about this possibility when speaking to them.
Please only bring samples that have been requested. Samples should not be placed through the letterbox.
By adhering to these changes we hope to continue to keep the practice Covid Free thus keeping both patients and staff safe and continuing to offer services to all.
Important Information - Data Sharing with NHS Digital
From the 1st of September 2021, your data will be shared with NHS Digital for health and care planning and research purposes. If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital, you need to let us know by completing the Type-1 Opt Out form which then needs forwarding to us her at the Practice.
For more information and to access the Opt-out form can be found HERE
(Site updated 16/06/2021)