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CORONAVIRUS

If you have a new continuous cough, fever or a loss in taste/smell

DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING

 You are advised to go home and self-isolate without any testing for CORONAVIRUS, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases

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Evening and weekend appointments are available from the 4th July 2019 at Harborne Medical Practice for patients who are registered with University Medical Practice.

Please follow the Extended Access link to find out more.

 

Repeat Prescription ordering? 

Please take a look at "Clinics and Services"

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.

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

Clinics & Services

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We offer an extensive range of women’s services including advice and supply of all forms of contraception. Contraception is provided free of charge. 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 Horton, Dr Yunas and our Sexual Health Nurse, Wendy Galloway offer Nexplanon implant insertion & removals.

Dr Hadfield, Dr Horton and Nurse Wendy offer 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 - all the doctors and nurses offer testing for our Patients. 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

Dr Boulter, Dr Hadfield, Dr Brennan, Dr Horton and Dr Basra conduct 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 Hassan and Dr Brennan do the minor surgery in the practice, mainly on Tuesday mornings in term-time:  the activities include soft tissue procedures and joint injections. 

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 Hassan for advice before booking an appointment.

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

The nurses and Dr Hassan 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

  


 
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