Northwood Medical Centre

0121 458 1342

Alvechurch Medical Centre

0121 445 1084

Clinics

Not ready for a baby?

We are able to provide Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) for anyone living in Birmingham

You do not need to be registered at the surgery to access the service and there is no need to be referred by your own GP.

Call us on 0121 458 1342 to speak to one of our GPs.

Umbrella chlamydia screening programme

Are you aged between 15 and 24 years old?  You can pick up a free, self screening kit from reception.  You do not need to be registered at the surgery to get one.  Contact the surgery for details or visit

www.umbrellahealth.co.uk

Free hearing screening clinic

Problems with hearing? Worried your hearing has diminished?

Just book in to our alternate Wednesday Scrivens clinic.  You do not need to be registered at the surgery to qualify for this service.

Vaccinations

Travel Vaccinations are available for all ages during normal surgery times by appointment with the Practice Nurse

Flu Clinics are held from October to December, however vaccines may be available the last week of September. Please phone reception nearer the time. The Clinics are run by the Health Care Assistants and Practice Nurses. It is advised that all imunosuppresent patients have the flu vaccination annually. It is also available for Pregnant women over 8 weeks.

Pneumonia Vaccine is available to all patients over the age of 65 years all year round, please book a routine appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Asthma

The Practice Nurses are trained in Asthma, they can offer a review as well as check inhaler technique. Having a regular Asthma review may help reduce any symptoms. It is recommended that all Asthmatics have an Asthma Review.

Diabetic Monitoring

The Practice Nurses are trained in Diabetes, they offer 6 month and 12 monthly reviews to help you understand and monitor your diabetes. It is important that all Diabetic Patients attend a Retinopathy Screening annually as Diabetes can lead to blindness. The nurses run regular Diabetic Clinics.

New NHS Health Check

An NHS Health Check is available to all patients over the age of 45 years please ask for an appointment with the Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse.

High Blood Pressure

You can book your blood pressure review with one of the Health Care Assistants. For a full Hypertension Review please book with the Practice Nurse

Bloods

For routine blood tests, please book an appointment with the Health Care Assistant. Bloods will not be booked after 16:30 hours Monday to Friday except for Thursdays after 11:00 am as we do not have a collection after these times.

Minor Surgery

Excision of sebaceous cysts, moles and any other skin lessions is carried out by our female doctor in surgery. If you think you require an excision please book an appointment with a doctor for an assessment and referral for minor surgery.

Joint and soft tissue injections

Shoulder, knee, hip, wrist, heel and elbow injections are offered by the doctor at the surgery, please book an appointment for an assessment and referral.

Health Visitor

Alvechurch Medical Centre: Our Health Visitor is based at Wythall Health Centre
Tel: 01564 822580

She also offers Drop-in Clinics as follows:

Alvechurch Village Hall: on the first and third Wednesday of each month between 1:30 and 3:30pm.

Northwood Medical Centre – Drop in clinics are held at Charlotte Road Health Centre on Tuesday’s 8.30 am – 11.00 am and

Thursday’s 9.30 am – 11.00 am

Midwife

Our Midwife holds clinics as follows:

Northwood Medical Centre: Tuesday mornings of every month.

Alvechurch Medical Centre: Wednesday mornings.

Appointments are booked directly with the midwife.

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