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The University Medical Practice welcomes

Dr Alex Brennan and Dr Vanessa Horton as new Partners.

A very warm welcome to our two new Partners after the long serving Partners, Dr Lilford and Dr Rummens have left the Practice. 

We anticipate that Dr Lilford and Dr Rummens  will be making the occasional guest appearance in the future. 

Their replacements are Dr Alex Brennan who joins us from the 1st of June and Dr Vanessa Horton who joins us from the 3rd of July.

Contraception Appointment?

Please book in with a member of our Nursing staff.

Changed Address?

Please update the practice if you have changed address or telephone number - it is vital that we have correct contact details.  Please select the Online Services from our Quick Links menu on the right. You must live within our practice area to remain registered with us - look at the practice area map in the New Patients tab to check where you live.

Car Park

The University has introduced Pay & Display around our car park at the back of the surgery. Patients attending the surgery for 90 minutes or less can park without charge in the car park area closest to the surgery.

Named Doctor

All patients have a named doctor and you will be informed who that is when you register for the first time. However we have an "open list policy" which means you are welcome to see whichever doctor you choose but we would strongly advise trying to see a consistent doctor, especially for long term health conditions. Please see here for more information.

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We have had our Care Quality Commission visit - see their  report on our services.

Clinics & Services

Contraception & Women's Health consultation_6

We offer an extensive range of women’s services including advice and supply of all forms of contraception. Contraception is provided free of charge but we only have limited supplies of condoms. Emergency Contraception is available every day we are open by making an appointment or seeing the duty nurse on a walk-in basis.

We also offer sexual health advice and advice and prescriptions for HRT. Our nurses provide the majority of these services and appointments can be pre-booked up to 2 weeks ahead, with some also being available on the day.

Dr Lilford, Dr Yunas and Dr Rummens offer Nexplanon implant insertion & removals.

Dr Hadfield offers Intra-uterine Device (IUD) fittings, including people who have not completed a pregnancy - we are able to make arrangements at local family planning clinics for people who are unsuitable for fittings in the practice.

Emergency Contraception is available every day we are open by making an appointment or seeing the Duty Nurse on a walk-in basis. Attend as early as you possibly can.

Sexual Health Testing

The practice offers free (Besure) self-test kits for men and women for chlamydia.

The practice can offer the full range of STD tests for people with symptoms - Dr Rummens does testing for men and all the doctors and nurses can offer testing for women. Please note that we are not able to offer a full screening service due to the volume of testing needed but are able to test those with symptoms and at significant risk.

The Local GUM Clinics are based in the centre of Birmingham at Whittall Street Clinic, Whittall Street, Birmingham. B4 6DH or in the Sexual Health Clinic at Basement, Boots the Chemist, High Street, Birmingham. Appointments can be made for either venue on 0121 237 5700.

Alternatively you can visit Hawthorne House in Heartlands Hospital in Bordsley Green.

Child Health Surveillance girl_being_examined

This is run by Dr Boulter, together with our health visitor who is available to see mums & children without an appointment on alternate Monday afternoons. She is able to give advice on a wide range of child health issues including development and vaccinations.

Drs Boulter, Hadfield, Rummens do the new-born (8 week) development checks - please book an appointment with reception and bring your child's Red Book with you.

The health visitor does the 9 month check.

The nurses can give childhood vaccinations at any time.

Minor Surgery

Dr Rummens does most of the minor surgery in the practice, mainly on Monday mornings in term-time. 

Suitable problems include sebaceous cysts, skin tags, in-growing toenails and moles. If you are uncertain about your problem, then please see the nurses or Dr Rummens for advice before booking an appointment.

Please note that we accept referrals from other practices in our locality- they should be addressed to Dr Rummens.

The nurses and Dr Rummens offer liquid nitrogen treatment for suitable skin lesions like for warts and verrucas.

syringeTravel Advice & Vaccinations

The nurses are able to help with all aspects of travel medicine, in a routine booked appointment. We access the latest advice and recommendations that are tailored to the areas you are visiting.

We stock the full range of vaccines including rabies & yellow fever and we stock mefloquine at lower than pharmacy prices. Please see us to start your vaccinations in plenty of time - at least three months before you travel.

Antenatal Care

Please make an appointment with the doctor of your choice as early as possible - ideally before you become pregnant, to discuss issues around pregnancy and to start folic acid pre-conception (this minimises the chance of having a baby with spina bifida.)

We have a midwife attached to the practice who is available on Tuesday afternoons. The midwife is based at Harborne Medical practice in Harborne and can be contacted on 0121 427 2511 or 627 2660.

The Robert Bolton Exam Centre

We run this facility on behalf of the University of Birmingham and it is available to all students who need medical supervision during an exam, but only after assessment by a doctor and with the agreement of the Exams Office and the relevant academic department

  


 

Private Services provided by other Clinicians in the Practice*

Dentist

Dr Abhi Pal is the principal of The University Dental Practice that is located in the same building as the Medical Practice but is otherwise completely independent. Students are usually able to register as NHS patients  for dental care.

To contact the UDP phone 0121 687 8882

Physiotherapy

Sarah Duncton offers treatment sessions within the surgery throughout the week, including some evenings,  but only by prior arrangement. She specialises in sports injuries. For further details visit physioart.co.uk. She can be contacted directly for an appointment or advice on 0121 687 3079.

Acupunture

Hua Shen provides acupunture on a Friday afternoon. Please phone reception for details.

* These services are not provided by the University Medical Practice but by independent practitioners and are private and a fee is payable - they are not available on the NHS.

 
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