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We are an accredited training practice and are involved in training doctors whilst they undertake a placement in general practice. Our practice  has a relatively small catchment area but previous trainees have enjoyed a wide range of problems presented from a very diverse population.

 Latest news  

 

GP Trainee and FY2 GP Trainee

We are pleased to welcome our new GP Trainee Dr Ingeborg Heetman (female), who will be with us for the next 12 months from July 2018 and FY2 Dr Katie Brown (female) who will be with us for the next 4 months.

During their time with us, they will be seeing patients as members of our GP clinical team. 

 

 Practice leaflet download for information on our practice

 
Text_Message_Consent_Form_ doc download for your written consent for the practice to text you for reminder of your appointment,  smear, COPD, CHD, Diabetes, Asthma, stroke, Rheumatology, NHS Health Check, etc....The reminder is to help reduce our DNAs( did not attend appointments- 96 such patients last month) and allow other patients to take their appintments. This is equivalent to more than 6 clinics

Bank Holidays:

We are closed on the following bank holidays:

  • Tuesday       25th December 2018

  • Wednesday 26th December 2018
  • Tuesday      1st January 2019

The following day : usual opening hours 

 Please make ensure that you have ordered and received enough medication to last you over the holiday period.

 

Out of Hours advice  

If you should need a Doctor when the Surgery is closed, please telephone one of the following:- 

1. NHS 111 telephone number 111

2. Walk in Centre at Katie Road  (0121 415 2095), Selly Oak

3. Walk in In Centre,  Solihull Hospital; LEFT entrance at A/E.

4. Birmingham NHS Walk-In Centre Lower Ground Floor, Boots The Chemists Ltd,

    66 High Street , Birmingham, B4 7TA  ( 0121 255 4500 )

URGENT HELP AND ADVICE 

Contact lists and Advice for Urgent Help and Advice on various issues. 

South_Birmingham_urgent_care_sheet.pdf download copies for safe keeping as a reminder.

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Out of Hours advice  

If you should need a Doctor when the Surgery is closed, please telephone the out of hours service NHS 111 telephone number 111, or visit the

Walk in Centre based at Katie Road  (0121 415 2095) , Selly Oak

Walkin In Centre,  Solihull Hospital; LEFT entrance at A/E.

Birmingham Nhs Walk-In Centre Lower Ground Floor, Boots The Chemists Ltd, 66 High Street , Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7TA  ( 0121 255 4500 )

Clinic Opening times 

Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more

Repeat Prescriptions

Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescription page and Find out more

Adequate medication at all times.

Please make ensure that you have ordered and received enough medication to last you over weekends including Bank holidays or festive periods or when you plan to go on your holiday.

 

Like To Register?

New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come and see us. Find out morePatient Online Services

Patient Online Services

Latest News

We are pleased to publish the outcome of our CQC inspection in May 2015.

We would like to thank the CQC inspection team, patients present in surgery on the day of inspection and others via telehone contact by CQC , PPG patient  members and our staff  for their  support for our practice

2013 Shingles Vaccine launch- on going vaccination

The Department of Health have advised that they will begin offering the shingles vaccine on a phased introduction. At Maypole Health Centre, we understand this to mean that they will be introducing the vaccine to certain age groups between the ages of 70 and 79 yrs ( please note only patients age 70 and 79 years old fit the criteria at present).

We anticipate its introduction to be around Autumn ( flu season) and so we would anticipate inviting those who will fall into this criteria in at the same time as they would usually expect to attend for their seasonal flu vaccine making it doubly important to watch out for the flu clinic dates. Please be advised, we will be unable to vaccinate patients who do not fall into the age groups defined by the Department of Health.

 

Flu Jab

If you are aged 65 or over, carers or are in an “at risk” group eg diabetes, heart disease , COPD, etc..or are pregnant ,please book your flu injection between end of September 2017 and March 18.

Wasted Appointments 

Did you know that an average of 6 clinics of our Doctor and Nurse Practitioner appointments were wasted last month where people had not attended their appointments ( 96). Please let us know (in advance) if you are unable to attend your appointment so that other patients can have your appointments. In 2012, the total cost of DNA ( did not attend their appointments)  to the NHS was £700,000,000.00

Health Visitor contact details  

Our Health Visitors are currently based at

Poplar Road Health Centre, Kings Health.

Contact telephone number 0121 466 4910.

Our Health Visitors will run their weekly Child Health Clinic here at the Practice on a Wednesday afternoon from 1:30pm to 3:30pm .

Repeat Prescriptions

Did you know that you can now have your repeat prescription sent electronically ( EPS) to your Pharmacy by the Practice? This would save you having to visit the practice to collect your completed prescription form. Please ask at your Pharmacy or our Receptionists for further details.

Sorry no ordering of repeat prescriptions over the telephone

To avoid the potential of mistakes being made, and to avoid the telephone lines being blocked, we regret that we are unable to take requests for prescriptions over the telephone 

 

Patient participation Group Meeting 

The Patient Participation Group meet on a quarterly basis, usually on a Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - please ask when the next P.P.G meeting will be held.

   

Telephone consultations

You may telephone to speak to a Doctor between 11.30 a.m. and 12.30, or our Nurse Practitioner between 12.00 and 12.30.

You may telephone to request your test results after 11.00.a.m.

 

Latest news 

Changes to Drug-Driving Legislation

 In England and Wales a new offence of driving with certain controlled drugs in excess of specified levels in the body comes into force on 2nd March 2015.

 There is already an offence of driving whilst impaired through drugs (whether due to non-medical use of drugs or due to legitimate use of medicines) in section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This offence will remain in force alongside the new drug driving offence. This offence is not new and it has not changed.

 The new offence refers to driving, attempting to drive or being in charge of a vehicle with a specified controlled drug in the body, in excess of a specified limit (Section 5A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 as amended in April 2013).

 Police have new powers to test and prosecute drivers who are suspected of driving having taken certain drugs in excess of specified levels in the body. Roadside drug screening devices will be developed using oral fluid (saliva) to identify if the person driving or in control of the vehicle has taken a drug as listed below (or one that may be metabolised into one of these drugs). Following a positive screening result using oral fluid, the person can then be requested to provide a blood sample for evidential purposes, to enable prosecution for the new offence if above the specified limit.

 

Advice to patients

Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine for information on how the medicine may impair your driving ability.

You must not drive if you feel sleepy, dizzy, are unable to concentrate or make decisions, have slowed thinking, or if you experience sight problems. If the medicine is one that could affect your driving ability, you should not drive until you know how the medicine affects you as an individual, particularly when starting a new medicine or following a dose change. Only drive if the drug you are taking does not impair your driving.

If you start a new medicine, even if it is one that does not directly affect your driving you should check with your pharmacist if it could have an effect on any of the medicines you are already taking that could in turn affect your driving.

Alcohol can enhance the side effects of certain medicines.

Keep evidence that the medicine you are taking is either prescribed by a healthcare professional or bought over the counter, e.g. a repeat prescription slip for prescribed medicines and a patient information leaflet for medicines purchased over the counter.

Continue taking your medicines as prescribed.

 

 

 

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