Welcome to Albany House Surgery
We at Albany House Surgery are a traditional family general practice, offering a friendly and personal medical service to our patients. Each doctor has a special interest, which includes diabetes, asthma, skin disease, family planning and child health, but at the same time a team approach is applied where we pool our knowledge, expertise and resources.
The practice is located in the City Centre and covers an area of approximately three miles radius from the Worcester Cross including Hindlip, Kempsey, North Claines, Norton, Spetchley, St Peter the Great and Whittington. Our surgery premises are easy for patients to find their way around and appropriate to the needs of users including the disabled.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
We have received feedback regarding patient parking. Albany House is a GRADE 2 listed building, therefore only allowed to have certain amount of parking spaces. Following the patient feedback we have appealed to the council on 2 occasions to change the garden area into parking. These applications unfortunately have been turned down due to a preservation order on the Trees. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We welcome your feedback.
The practice would like to inform our patients that Dr Andrew Brotherwood retired on the 28th September 2020. We would like to wish Dr Brotherwood a very happy retirement.
Dr Brotherwood would like to thank his patients both past and present for putting up with him over the past 26 years and wishes them all the best for the future.
FLU VACCINATIONS 2020/21
We will be holding a flu clinic on Saturday 10th October which will be led by the Surgery's GP Partners. Please ring 01905 26086 to book.
Due to patient safety we will be giving flu vaccinations in the car park under a gazebo. Please ring for an appointment.
1. In 2020/21, flu vaccinations will be offered under the NHS flu vaccination programme to the following groups:
- all children aged two to eleven (but not twelve years or older) on 31 August 2020
- people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021)
- those aged from six months to less than 65 years of age, in a clinical risk group such as those with:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis o chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
- chronic liver disease chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease,
- learning disability
- splenic dysfunction or asplenia
- a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
- all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
The Flu vaccine and why your child should have it.
Flu can be very unpleasant for children causing fever, stuffy nose, coughing, sore throat, aching and extreme tiredness. This often lasts several days. Some children can get a very high fever but will not show other normal Flu symptoms. This may require a trip to the hospital for treatment. Further complications can include ear infection, bronchitis and pneumonia which can be severe.
The benefits of having the vaccine are that it will help prevent your child from contracting a very nasty illness and will reduce the chance of others in your family getting it. For most children the vaccine will be given as a nasal spray either by a healthcare professional. Older children may be given the option to do it themselves under supervision of the healthcare specialist. The nasal spray is quickly absorbed by the nose so even if your child sneezes after the spray, there’s no need to worry that it hasn't worked.
Side effects are uncommon but may include a runny or blocked nose, headache, general tiredness and a loss of appetite.
Children who are severely asthmatic, allergic to eggs, are currently or have been wheezy in the past week or has a condition that weakens their immune system should not have the nasal vaccine.
Please note, our online booking services has been temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus.
DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH CORONAVIRUS
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF NEW PERSISTENT COUGH AND/OR FEVER PLEASE SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. Only call 111 if you cannot go online or are advised to do so by the online service. Our Doctors will be triaging all appointments. We have the option to carry out video consultations if necessary. Please do not attend the surgery to book an appointment.
Please do not over order your repeat medication as your request will be declined.
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Please click here for the latest government advice on the use of face coverings.
Face masks exemption guidance note
Lifestyle Advisor Service
Social Prescribing Service
Please note we are closed for the following UK Bank Holidays:
Dates for Bank Holidays 2020/21
25th Dec 20 Friday, Christmas Day
28th Dec 20 Monday, Boxing Day
1st Jan 21 Friday, New Years Day
2nd Apr 21 Friday, Good Friday
5th Apr 21 Monday, Easter Monday
3rd May 21 Monday, Early May Bank Holiday
31st May 21 Monday, Spring Bank Holiday
30th Aug 21 Monday, Summer Bank Holiday
27th Dec 21 Monday, Christmas Day (Substitute Day)
28th Dec 21 Tuesday, Boxing Day (Substitute Day)
Better Information Means Better Care
The NHS want to improve the quailty of care and health services for all. By using information about the care you have received, those involved in providing care and health services can see how well they are doing, and where improvements need to be made.
You can view the full leaflet here
If you prefer not to have your information shared please complete the opt-out form and send to the surgery
Opt Out Form
Helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease
Free NHS Health Checks are available to patients with the practice nurse here at the surgery for patients aged 40-74. If you are currently being seen annually for any Chronic disease i.e. Diabetes, Asthma, High Blood Pressure, COPD or Cardiovascular Disease you will not need a health check as you are already being monitored for risks being identified through this health check appointment.
Having this done at your own GP Surgery ensures accessibility to past medical history and previous tests, and confidence that your tests will be received back to the surgery in a matter of days and your results will be followed up accordingly by your own doctor and action taken to help you prevent long term future health problems.
Online Prescription requests and appointments
You are able to request your prescriptions and book an appointment by signing up to Patient Access. You can do this by registering at www.patientaccess.com
Patient Participation Group
If you would like to join our patient participation group please ask at Reception.
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Inspection report published 29 November 2018
(Site updated 15/10/2020)