Symptoms and diagnosis:
Coronavirus presents with flu like symptoms including a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing.
The virus is confirmed by taking samples/swabs from the patient’s nose and throat and possibly samples from the respiratory system.
The majority of cases have experienced mild symptoms and those who have died in Wuhan appear to have had underlying health conditions.
If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days:
You should immediately stay indoors and avoid contact with other people. Call NHS 111 and inform them of your recent travel to this area. They will advise you of the next steps
If you have travelled from the following areas:
Republic of Korea
And you develop symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath you should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country and your symptoms.
We are asking patients to take simple common sense steps to limit the spread of the virus – as you would with any other flu like virus, this includes:
Staying at home and not going to work, school or public areas
Avoid travelling on public transport
NHS 111 will advise you of the next steps.
These steps are highly precautionary and are aimed at limiting the potential spread of infection. The majority of patients who have had the virus have made a good recovery.
Please do not attend your GP Practice, as stated if you fit the above criteria please call NHS 111 for further advice.
Flu Clinics - Now Bookable
If you are:
- 65 years or Over,
- a child aged 2-3 ,
- obese (with BMI>40),
OR suffer from asthma, diabetes or immunosuppression, have a heart, kidney or lung condition, have suffered a stroke or transient ischaemic attack, you are considered at greater risk from flu and the implications can be serious.
We have bookable appointments available at times during the week
Morning, Evening and Day Appointments available from end of September onwards. You can book online or contact the surgery.
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Same day, personalised care. With your own GP.
- It's available 24/7 - we respond in working hours, 8am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday
- In working hours, we can usually get back to you within the hour - it may be longer at busy times
- All our registered patients are welcome, and as a parent or carer you can use askmyGP on behalf of a patient
- You can choose a particular named GP if you wish (so long as they are working that day)
- You may chose a telephone, video or email response
- You can login now, without any paperwork
Do you Care for someone?
If you need support in your caring role please call the Worcestershire Association of Carers Helpline on
0300 012 4272 or
visit their website
From 1st of June 2019 routine medication requests will no longer be accepted at the surgery by telephone.
The phone line will remain available only for all of our frail and housebound patients, for other patients if there is an urgent clinical need and for any medication queries.
For more details, click on the 'Prescriptions' tab in the menu
To use our online services, which enables you to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions
We ask you to come into the surgery and please bring 2 forms of ID (one needs to be photo ID).
Please click here to be taken to the Patient Access website for more information
Register with us NOW!!
If you are new or returning to the area, we would be delighted to accept you as a patient at York House Medical Centre.
Please call in and speak to one of our friendly receptionists, bringing along two forms of ID (1 photographic & 1 Proof of address) and we will be happy to register you.
New Telephone System
The Wyre Forest Health Partnership has changed its telephone system. Whilst there will be no change to the telephone number that you need to contact, you will now hear an options message once your call is connected. The new system will help us to ensure that you speak to the appropriate person as quickly as possible. Please note: calls to and from the Surgery are recorded for training and monitoring purposes and in the event that the Surgery needs to contact a patient via telephone, the surgery number will be withheld. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the changes, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In addition to the practice’s normal opening hours, and additional surgery opening times as stated above, you can also book an appointment to see a local clinician in the evenings or at the weekend in Kidderminster.
GP practices are working together to provide extended access appointments to our patients. This means that your extended access appointment may be with a different GP, nurse or based in a different location or practice than you are used to, and some of these appointments are telephone only.
These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the surgery during our opening times – our receptionists will help you to find a convenient appointment.
The appointment system that has been in operation since September 2016 continues to work well, giving our patients quicker access to a GP
Did you Know...?
You can book a telephone consultation with a GP of your choice in advance, either by booking on line or by contacting the surgery direct.
To find out more information about how the service operates, please click here
Click on the link below to download a copy of our practice booklet
We need your feedback! Let us know how you got on at your last visit, is there anything we can improve on? What do we do well?
Please let us know by filling out a Friends and Family form, which can be found in the surgery, or by visiting
NHS choices and leaving us a review!
Our quality of care is officially 'GOOD'
This is not just what most of our patients think but is the impartial formal findings of the CQC, the Independent Regulator of Health and Social Care in England.
Your practice achieved a rating of 'good' for all of the standards reviewed by the Inspection Team which you can read about in more detail on the CQC website by following the link below:-
Allocated Named GP
All patients that are now registered at York House Medical Centre have a named allocated GP who will oversee your care. You are still entitled to see whichever Clinician you choose to. Please see click here for further information.
Wyre Forest Health Partnership
The York House Medical Centre is proud to be one of the founding members of The Partnership.
We believe that The Partnership will allow us to combine scale benefits, innovation and integrity to provide the best possible quality of care that we can for our patients
Clare Nock, Chief Executive Officer, Wyre Forest Health Partnership
If you would like to know more about The Partnership, you can access the website using the following link :-
(Site updated 18/02/2020)