Practice News

21st Jun

Digitisation of Paper Lloyd George Medical Records

The NHS Long Term Plan published in 2019 requires the digitisation of all primary care paper medical records, commonly known as 'Lloyd George' records.

The paper records be transferred to a digital format which will increase security as well as making the full patient record easily accessible at the point of care to clinical staff within the practice.

The scanning and destruction of the paper records shall follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Fran Freeman, BCWB CCG Lloyd George Digitisation Project Manager; Tel; 0121 612 4110 (Time-2-Talk)

13th Jun


Please note that our due to the allocated time of appointment slots our clinicians are only able to discuss one issue per appointment. If you have further matters you wish to discuss then you will need to book multiple appointments.

5th May

Telephone Closure

From 12th May 2022 our telephone lines will close at 6pm on Thursday and Friday instead of 6.30pm. The calls will be taken by our out of hours provider OurNet

3rd Mar

One Health and Care: NHS shared care record

Ever wondered why, when you visit your GP or a hospital, you find yourself having to answer the same old questions over and over – questions like what medicines you take and whether you have any allergies? 

The reason is because different health and care providers use different computer systems to record your details. Because these systems don’t talk to each other, the organisations looking after you can’t see the information each other holds on you. 

But that is set to be a thing of the past, with the introduction of One Health and Care, a confidential NHS shared care record for the Black Country and West Birmingham, and neighbouring areas.

Please follow this link to find out more about One Health and Care

1st Mar

Walsall Holiday Activity and Food Programme

Walsall Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme

The HAF programme is for children and young people aged 5 to 16 years who are eligible for benefit related free school meals. Children and young people and their families will be able to access free activities during the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2022 holidays.

The Department for Education's (DfE) Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) has provided funding for the scheme.

For more information visit our website

28th Feb

Face Coverings

Lockstown Practice would like to request all patients continue to wear face coverings when attending the surgery

20th Oct 2021

Visiting your GP Surgery Safely - COVID-19


Visiting your GP practice safely
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Childhood Immunisations: Parent Tips

Just to reassure you that despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is still recommended that your child receives their vaccines as this protects them against other serious diseases that can still cause them harm.

Parent Tips - Childhood Immunisations 1: An introduction to childhood immunisations
Basic information on the childhood immunisation programme, explaining how vaccines work, how they are regulated and why it is important to ensure your baby receives all the recommended immunisations.

Parent Tips - Childhood Immunisations 2: Frequently Asked Questions
Written by leading national experts. It covers getting your baby immunised and what to expect, including information on things such as soothing your baby during and after vaccinations, and what to do if they are poorly on the day of their appointment.


Self Help Care Information for Patients

Changes to prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for minor ailments