Temporary changes to the Practice – from Monday 6 April 2020 

As you are aware the NHS is currently dealing with the Coronovirus pandemic and in order to help us to help you, the practice needs to make some temporary changes to continue to provide healthcare and advice when you and your family need it most.

From Monday 6 April, you will NOT be able to walk into this practice any longer.

Should you need to speak to your practice, you will need to call the practice 0121 554 1812

If you have a medical problem you will be assessed by a GP/Practice Nurse over the telephone.

If they decide you need to be examined they will make a face to face appointment for you.

The NHS is limiting Face-to-Face consultations due to Covid-19.

It is important that we all do our bit to support the NHS locally as it continues to see and treat you, your family and friends.

Clinics & Services

Health Promotion

The practice offers health promotion to the following groups:

    • New patients who join are offered a health check on registration

    • Patients over 75 years old who do not see the nurse regularly are offered a yearly check

    • Patients over 16 years old can have a well man or well woman check every 3 years

Health Screening 

Aged 40 – 75 years old? We offer screening for:

    • Diabetes

    • Hypertension

    • High cholesterol

    • Heart and Renal disease

Ask for a CVD Risk Assessment at reception. You will have a blood test, blood pressure and weight measured, urine tested and have lifestyle advice.

Lifestyle Advice

You can live healthier and longer with a healthy lifestyle. You can make a number of changes to help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and developing diabetes. We offer:

    • Smoking cessation

    • Weight reduction

    • Dietary advice

    • Exercise

    • Counselling

Cervical Smears

    • Women over 25 years have a smear:-

    • Every 3 yrs between 25 and 49 yrs

    • Every 5 yrs between 50 and 64 yrs

Please book at reception

Long Term Conditions

It is important to have regular checks at least twice a year if you suffer with any of the following long term conditions: Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Stroke, Asthma, COPD, Dementia and Epilepsy.

Please arrange to see the Practice Nurse twice a year

    • During the month of your birthday

    • Six months later

Appointments can be booked one month in advance. You would need a blood test at least one week Before your appointment.

We also have separate clinics on separate days that you can book in to see the nurse for.

Travel Advice and Immunisations

Our Nurses can advise you on Immunisations requirements and health advice for different countries.

We can provide most travel injections except for Encephalitis, Yellow Fever and Rabies.

Medication for travel abroad such as malaria prophylaxis, antibiotics, and dehydration tablets are not available under the NHS.

Child Health

The Health visitor assessments are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month between 13:30 to 15:00.

She will check your child’s progress from birth to school age.

You are welcome to bring your child to be weighed by the health visitor.

Babies can be booked at the surgery with a doctor 8-10 weeks for a routine check. Please contact the surgery to book this with your doctor.

Child Immunisations

Children are automatically sent appointments to attend for Immunisations by the Health Authority.

You will need to ring the surgery to confirm this appointment. If your child has not received all the jabs as described, ring the surgery to arrange an appointment on the Thursday morning.

Please bring your child’s Red Book

The child must be accompanied by a parent. A written consent from a parent is required if not accompanied by a parent.

Maternity Care

If you are pregnant you should arrange for a hospital booking appointment as soon as possible and arrange to see a midwife. Our community midwife operates from Rookery Road Children’s Centre.


We can advise on a range of options:

    • Condoms (supplied by nurse)

    • Contraceptive pills

    • Depot Injections

    • Emergency contraception (also available from pharmacists, NHS Walk-In Centre’s and Family Planning Clinics.

    • We provide sexual health advice as well as Chlamydia and STD screening

    • We DO NOT provide Implanon

Breast Screening

All women aged between 50 and 70 are invited for screening every three years by the local breast screening unit at City Hospital. Whatever age you are, if you are worried about any breast problem please contact the doctor who may refer you for a specialist opinion if necessary.

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