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Appointments Block

Speak to a health professional today:

We're phasing in new services across South Worcestershire GP surgeries. When you phone your practice, you may be offered the option to speak to our healthcare professionals today. You can:

  • Choose a phone or Skype consultation.

Please note, this service is currently only available to patients registered with the following practices:

Request an appointment

What's best for you?

What are your symptoms? Use this guide to decide how best to manage them.

Minor cuts & bruises, sore throat, coughs, colds, headaches and hangovers:

Manage from home >

Diarrhoea, mouth ulcers, thrush, teething, head lice, hay fever, conjunctivitis, haemorrhoids, cystitis, constipation, athlete’s foot, skin conditions, emergency contraception:

Go to your local pharmacy >

For illnesses and injuries that won’t go away and for long-term condition management:

Speak to your GP >

Cuts, sprains, wounds, minor fractures and head injuries:

NHS Minor Injury Units >

Choking, chest pains, blacking out, blood loss, suspected stroke:

Call 999 or go to A&E now >

Unwell? Unsure? Confused? If you don’t know who to call or what you might be able to do to help yourself:

Call NHS 111 >

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South Worcestershire GP Services are provided by SW Healthcare Ltd, a federation representing 32 GP practices in South Worcestershire. We plan to improve how GP appointments are booked and managed so that we can support your healthcare needs quickly and at a suitable time for you.

We will be providing additional telephone, face-to-face and Skype appointments with clinicians at GP practices and in pharmacies across South Worcestershire.

Now when you call a connected practice you will continue to be able to book routine appointments as you normally would, but you may also be given the option to speak to a healthcare professional today and receive advice via telephone or Skype or make a pharmacy minor ailment appointment.

Our team is committed to providing easier access to GP services and we have secured funding from the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund to support our work. We are confident that these changes will mean less waiting for appointments and a more convenient service for you.