Croft Medical Centre1 Pomeroy WayChelmsley WoodBirmingham, B37 7WBTel: 0121 270 7180
Every patient registered with the Practice is allocated an accountable General Practitioner. This will not affect who you see when you attend the Practice, you are still able to book an appointment with any Doctor (subject to availability). The role of the accountable GP is to be responsible for overseeing your care, this is the doctor who will view your results and letters (from the hospital, community services, etc.) and complete the administration side of your care.
The nurses can offer help with minor ailments, routine and travel injections, immunisations, dressings, ear syringing, removing stitches etc. They are very involved in health promotion and can provide general advice on a wide range of health concerns.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Smears can be done by the nurses during their normal surgery hours, by appointment.
In conjunction with community physicians and health visitors we offer "checks" at six to eight weeks of age.
Childhood Immunisations are undertaken by the practice nurses. You will receive notification from Child Health when immunisations are due, please contact Reception to book a convenient appointment. Dedicated immunisation clinics are held every Tuesday.
Wednesday clinics weekly.
Asthma clinics are held on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings weekly.
COPD clinics are held Wednesdays (all day), Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings weekly.
Tuesday mornings and afternoons and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons weekly.
By appointment in surgery hours. The practice nurses will provide pill checks and repeat prescriptions for those patients established on oral contraception. Our specialist nurses, following a consultation can fit coil or implants, by appointment.
Various minor procedures can be performed at the surgery. Your doctor will advise you. Dedicated sessions are organised regularly.
The practice provides support to stop smoking by appointment through Quit 51, you can obtain support by calling Quit 51 direct on 0800 622 6968 or text 66777 for a call back from Quit 51.
Please make an appointment with the nurse at least eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. The nurse will advise you of any charges.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes. Details of Flu clinics will be advertised close to the seasonal flu vaccination period.
Patients under the age of 75 who have not attended the surgery for the period of three years may take the opportunity to have a medical examination as appropriate when they have an appointment.
Patients over the age of 75 who have not been within 12-month period may take the opportunity to have this service annually. Such examination may be carried out by the patient's doctor, a practice nurse. This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit will be arranged.
This includes certain Blood tests, ECG's, swabs, urine tests, etc. There is a delivery of specimens for analysis to the laboratory on a daily basis at noon and 4pm. Any specimens for analysis should be at the surgery by then.
If someone dies, call the doctor. There is no need to move the patient. It is a legal requirement for a doctor to confirm that someone has passed away. If the doctor has recently seen the patient a death certificate can normally be issued. However, in the case of an unexpected death, the doctor will need to notify the coroner.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
In addition to services run by surgery staff the surgery opens its doors to other service providers who are able to run clinics that will benefit our patients, and also sometimes other local surgery patients, at the present time these include:
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