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Routine appointments may now be booked on the day,  there are also some appointments available for the next day and up to 2 weeks in advance although if requested by your doctor you may book further in advance.  Emergency appointments are booked the same day. Reception is open from 8.00am Monday to Friday - Telephone 0121 465 5739

Out of Hours Call:

0121 465 5739 Our out of hours service is provided by NHS 111. When the surgery is closed, by ringing the surgery telephone number, you will asked to telephone NHS 111 this is a free telephone number.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

Sharing Data with the National Database


Do you want to share your medical information with the national database ?

Please find out more at the surgery with regards to this or pickup a leaflet from reception.

Extended Access (Evening and Weekend Appointments)

What is the GP Extended Access Service?

The Extended Access Service offers pre-bookable, routine primary care appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants in the evenings and at weekends.

Appointments will be available:

Monday                       6.30pm – 8pm

Tuesday                      6.30pm – 8pm

Wednesday                 6.30pm – 8pm

Thursday                     6.30pm – 8pm

Friday                          6.30pm – 8pm

Saturday                     9.00am – 1pm

Sunday                     10.00am – 1pm

Please be aware that this is not a walk-in service – you must have an appointment.

Appointments must be booked in advance through your own GP practice, The Dove Medical Practice.  These appointments will be held at:

Oaks Medical Centre, 199 Shady Lane, Great Barr, B44 9ER

Parking: On-site parking is available. 

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What can I be seen for?

An Extended Access appointment is exactly like an appointment at your own GP practice.  The service can see babies and children and has nurse appointments for treatments such as wound care.

Will I see my own GP and/or nurse?

You will be seen by experienced GPs and nurses, but it is unlikely that you will be seen by your own GP or nurse. If you would prefer to see your usual GP or practice nurse, please book an appointment with your usual practice during their normal opening hours.

Will the GP I see have access to my medical record during my appointment?

Your medical record will, with your consent, be available to the GP that sees you, to ensure that they have the information they need to give you the best possible care.  Notes of your appointment will be sent back to your own GP practice electronically to ensure that your record is up-to-date.  An appointment with this service will be just like an appointment at your own GP practice.

What do I do if my GP practice is closed?

If your practice is closed and you need a GP, please contact the out-of-hours service or NHS 111.

If your need is life threatening, please go to A&E or call 999.

For support with the management of minor ailments, please contact your local pharmacist or visit the NHS Choices website:

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