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.
UPDATE DECEMBER 2021
In line with the Government’s announcement, the NHS is aiming to offer every adult the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year. This means our practice is now prioritising the booster rollout.
As part of this, some of our routine services may be stood down temporarily to allow us to focus on protecting as many patients as possible.
We are still there for anyone who may need care for an urgent need, but would ask for patience as we support this key national priority over the coming weeks. We hope to be able to stand back up any services as soon as possible and will update this page as soon as we know more.
Please don’t forget there are many services available for you, depending on your condition. These include:
• Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.
• Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support you with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes. Please be aware that some of our pharmacies are also delivering the vaccination programme.
• NHS 111 – You can access 111 online or via the telephone. This is for any urgent but non-life threatening health concerns. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate, or book you into a walk-in centre or minor injury unit
• A&E / 999 – You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties and severe chest pain.
Monday 19th July - What will change at Alderwood?
Many of our patients will know that with the exception of the first weeks of the Pandemic our doors have been open to patients. The changes we have implemented have made the practice as safe as possible for patients and staff and we are continuing to work hard with our partner practices to provide Covid Vaccinations to as many patients as possible.
From Monday 19th July nothing will change – patients will still be asked to contact us initially by telephone. Patients attending appointments will still be required to wear a face mask, use the provided hand sanitiser and socially distance in the waiting room. Our staff will continue to wear PPE.
We have done so well in keeping each other safe over the past months. Please help us to continue doing so as we move forward. Thank you
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.
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 06/07/2022)