News

Scarlet Fever Outbreak in Childen

Please note we are currently experiencing exceptionally high demand due to the outbreak of scarlet fever in children.

For more information see www.nhs.uk/conditions/scarlet-fever

Call 999 or go to A&E if:  

  • your child is having difficulty breathing – you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs 
  • there are long pauses (more than 10 seconds) when your child breathes  
  • your child’s skin, tongue or lips are blue
  • your child feels very cold or clammy to touch
  • your child is difficult to wake up or keep awake 
  • your child has severe pains in their arms, legs neck or back

Common childhood illness tips from BWCH Emergency Department

Practice Christmas Closure

 Wishing all our patients Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 

Friday 23rd December - Open as usual
Monday 26th December - CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December - CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December - Open as usual
Thursday 29th December - Open as usual
Friday 30th December - Open as usual
Monday 2rd January - CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January - Open as usual

Please order your repeat prescription by 20th Dec


Are you worried about the rising cost of living?
Cost of living support www.birmingham.gov.uk/helpinbrum

Update Monday 10th October

Services have mostly returned to normal but we are still supporting the COVID vaccine rollout

GP Appointments

  • Book up to 2 week ahead
  • Face to face or Telephone appointments
  • Online booking available 

Nurse Appointments

  • Travel clinic, Immunisations, Dressings, Wounds, Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Sexual Health, Contraception, Cervical Smear
  • Book up to 3 weeks ahead
  • Online booking not currently available

COVID vaccine update

Do not call the practice, instead either

Who is eligible for a COVID vaccination? 


Additional Autumn Booster
is available for those aged 50 years or over, those at high risk from COVID-19 or who are pregnant, and frontline health and social care workers

COVID helpful links

If you get any new coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, see latest guidance

COVID vaccinations

Masks are not required in practices but you may still wish to wear a mask particulary if you have respiratory symptoms

Opening Times

Reception is open Monday to Friday 08:00 to 18:30 and closed Wednesday lunchtime for staff development. 

  Monday
  Tuesday
  Wednesday    

  Thursday
  Friday

08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 12:30
15:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30

Extended access appointments
07:30 to 08:00 every morning Monday to Friday
18:30 to 19:00 on Wednesday

About Karis Medical Centre

Karis Medical Centre is a full team of clinical and non-clinical staff providing excellent primary care health services within Birmingham. Click here for more information

Accessing help

There are many services available including:

Online services via NHS app

Download on the App store Download on Google Playwww.nhsapp.service.nhs.uk/login

Trauma informed care

As a trauma informed practice, we raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are stressful events occurring in childhood. These can have lifelong impacts on health and behaviour and include:
ACEs should not be seen as someone’s destiny, there is much that can be done to offer hope and build resilience. We all have a part to play in preventing adversity and raising awareness of ACEs.

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