Scott Arms Medical CentreWhitecrestGreat BarrBirmingham, B43 6EETel: 0121 357 3309
SOME SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED AT PRESENT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Chronic Disease Management Clinic
This incorporates heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, strokes/mini-strokes, asthma, emphysema, mental health, dementia and epilepsy. The clinic involves monitoring of these conditions, assessment of risk factors, tests and review of medications. It is run by the practice nurses with the doctors available if needed.
Well Person Clinic
The clinic run by the practice nurse and Healthcare assistants and is for both men and women. It consists of discussions of general health and lifestyle and advice as appropriate. Specific advice is given regarding general and travel immunisation and cervical smears for women. Checks are made of blood pressure, weight and urine tests.
The midwives are not working from the practice at present but contact patients directly following a referral from us. You will be seen at regular intervals during your pregnancy.
Blood tests are done at The Lyng Health Centre in West Bromwich, Sandwell Hospital or Tower Hill Health Centre.
An electronic request will be generated by the practice then the patient can call 0121 507 6104 to make an appointment at a place of their choice.
Family Planning Clinic
The practice nurses and doctors run this clinic where a full range of services and advice about family planning is offered. Contraceptive advice is also available for teenagers. Our practice is part of the Sandwell Young People Welcome scheme.
The clinic is run for children in order to undertake a full programme of immunisations. The doctors and practice nurses run this clinic.
Cervical Smear Appointments
All women aged from 24½ - 64 years should attend regularly for cervical smears. The practice nurse run this clinic. Ask at reception for further details.
Flu, Pneumonia & Shingles Vaccines
Yearly flu injection is advised for all patients above the age of 65 and for anybody who has a long term condition, pregnant or is a carer. A pneumonia injection is also advised for people above 65 years of age and for people with chronic diseases. A shingles vaccine is now available for patients aged 70 or 79. Please ask at reception for further details.
We are not giving travel vaccinations at present. These are available from Travel Health Clinics or certain Pharmacies hold a travel clinic.
This service is not being done at present due to covid. Usually carried out by a HCA or practice nurse. Please ask at reception for alternative services.
Run by the practice nurses who will give advice on how to stop smoking. Ask at reception for further details or at your local pharmacy.
Some minor surgical procedures are undertaken in the surgery by the doctors including injections of painful joints and cauterisation. Ask at reception for further details.
24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
Performed by a practice nurse or HCA following referral by a GP.
ECG are not performed by the practice at present. We do hope to have this service available soon but in the meantime if this is required, a referral to the hospital will be done.
The practice does not offer travel vaccinations at present. Please contact a local travel clinic or there are some pharmacies that hold a travel clinic.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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.
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