Opening Hours

Downsfield Medical Centre

Day Opening hours
Saturday 20 April
Sunday 21 April
Monday 22 April
9am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 23 April
9am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 24 April
9am to 2pm
3pm to 6:30pm
Thursday 25 April
9am to 6:30pm
Friday 26 April
9am to 6:30pm

Extended Hours Triage Appointments

The Practice now offer's Telephone Triage Appointments on the following days - Thursday 07:00 - 08:00 & Friday 07:00 - 07:45. These are bookable via the normal appointment booking procedures or these can also be booked online.

Evening and Weekend Appointments

Evening and weekend appointments are available in the East locality at Richmond Primary Care Centre. 

Appointments for this service can be made through your own GP surgery.


When We Are Closed

Outside of normal surgery hours emergency GP cover is provided by Badger Please ring 0121 7432626 and follow instructions

NHS 111

Alternatively you can access urgent assistance by calling NHS 111. A triage nurse will assess your situation and take appropriate action. This could simply be by offering advice or where necessary by making arrangements for you to be seen by a doctor.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

a group of people sitting in chairs

NHS 111 Online

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.

Urgent Treatment Centres (UCTs)

UTCs can now only be accessed via an appointment system, booked by NHS111. Patients are no longer able to access a ‘walk-in’ service, without an appointment.

Please call 111 or visit online at first.

Here is an updated list of the 6 Urgent Treatment Centre’s within the Birmingham & Solihull area that NHS111 has access to:

Warren Farm Urgent Treatment Centre
Warren Farm Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 0PU
Opening times: Monday – Sunday 8:00 – 19:00


Erdington Urgent Treatment Centre
Stockland Green Primary Care Centre
192 Reservoir Road
Erdington B23 6DJ
Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10:30 – 22:30

Washwood Heath Urgent Treatment Centre
Clodeshall Road, Washwood Heath , Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 3SN
Opening times: Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 20:30




Birmingham NHS Urgent Treatment Centre (“Boots”)
Lower Ground Floor, Boots The Chemists Ltd, 66 High Street , Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7TA
Opening times: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00


South Birmingham GP Urgent Treatment Centre (“Katie Road”)
15 Katie Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6JG.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday 8:00 – 20:00


Solihull Urgent Treatment Centre
Hurst Lane Clinic, 62 Hurst Lane
Castle Bromwich
Birmingham B36 0EY
Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10:30 – 22:30

Changes to practice telephone opening times

We will be re opening our telephone lines on a Wednesday afternoon as of Wednesday 24th April 2024. 

Please note, the telephone lines will be transferred to our out of hours provides between 2pm-4pm every Wednesday however the practice will be contactable as of 4pm-6:30pm via telephone and via patient access in the practice. 

opening hour changes