As part of our child health surveillance programme we strongly recommend all parents to bring all their children for their immunisations. The health authority will send out reminders of when these are due at appropriate times. Please contact reception for an appointment.
Child development clinics are run by the health visitors on Thursday afternoons between 2.00 - 3.00pm.
If you have questions or concerns about immunisation then please speak to a doctor, nurse or health visitor rather than just not bringing your child.
Children's immunisations are offered at the practice weekly:
Thursday afternoon: 2.30 - 3.30pm
Please ask the practice nurse for a detailed schedule of which vaccinations your child should have.
Influenza And Pneumovax - We recommend all our older (over 65) patients and other 'at risk' patients (diabetes, lung or heart disease etc) to be immunised against flu in the autumn. Please enquire at reception.
Please see our practice nurses who can provide up-to-date information about all aspects of travel-related health issues including malaria prevention and vaccination. Allow several months before you travel, if possible.
All doctors will deal with any form of contraception in any routine surgery. However, Dr Cheel and Dr Perry specialise in coil fitting and Implanon insertion. A double appointment is required for coil fittings and will be arranged by the GP following an initial consultation. Emergency ('morning after') contraception is also available at any time from the nurse or the doctor.
As part of the national breast-screening programme, ladies aged 50-64 may be asked to attend. Self-examination is encouraged, to detect any lumps. If you are concerned make an appointment with a doctor or nurse. Never ignore a lump!
We recommend smear tests every three years for all women between 20 and 49 and every 5 years for women aged 50 and over, unless advised otherwise. The test can be carried out during surgery times by any doctor or nurse. You can also have a smear taken at the six-week postnatal examination.
We, in co-operation with our health visitors, offer a regular development check on the under 5s. The health authority will post appointments at the appropriate times.
Some of the work doctors are asked to do is not covered by the NHS and you may have to be charged a fee. These fees, based on British Medical Association scales, are chargeable for countersigning driving licences, insurance forms, letters to lawyers etc. Our receptionists will advise you if fees will be due.
IAPT - Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme began in 2008 and has transformed treatment of adult anxiety disorders and depression in England. Over 900,000 people now access IAPT services each year, and the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health committed to expanding services further, alongside improving quality.
IAPT services provide evidence based treatments for people with anxiety and depression
For more information please arrange an appointment with a GP at the surgery or visit their website Birmingham Healthy Minds, where you can complete a self referral form.