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

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

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. 



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

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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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