Clinics & Services

Antenatal

Clinics are held by appointment on Tuesday afternoons with the midwifery team.

 

Diabetic

Sister Marie Storer, Sister Jill Shearer and Sister Janet Millard hold several clinics weekly by appointment.

 

Asthma/COPD

This clinic is run by nurses with additional training in respiratory problems. The clinic is by appointment. All patients with asthma and COPD should have as a minimum an annual review.

 

High Blood Pressure

Sister Annie Mclaughlin runs a high blood pressure clinic by appointment.

 

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. If you’re in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years. This clinic is run by health care assistants and nurses.

 

Anticoagulation Service

A ‘finger prick’ clinic for anticoagulation monitoring service is offered twice weekly by Sister Jill Shearer and Sister Marie Storer. To attended this clinic you need to be referred by your GP. Dr Tringham and Dr Wright initiate anticoagulants but again you need to be referred by your GP.

 

Well Baby

Well Baby Clinic is now Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00 with the health visitors. The clinic is run by appointment only, please contact the health visitors on 0121 465 5670 to book an appointment. This clinic undertakes child health surveillance (development), immunisations and offers advice on problems not related to illness such as sleeping, feeding and toilet training. Please do not take ill children to the clinic.

Development checks are done at 6-8 weeks of age.

 

Travel Immunisations/Vaccinations

If you need vaccinations for a foreign holiday please book an appointment with a practice nurse. Ley Hill is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

 

Contraception

Comprehensive confidential advice is available during normal surgery times. We offer oral contraceptives, injectable contraception, coils and caps. Dr Beaumont, Dr Wright, Dr Yoe and Dr Yates fit coils and contraceptive implants.

Emergency contraception is available either as a tablet or coil. Confidential advice is given to all patients irrespective of age.

 

Cervical Smears

All women and people with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 should go for regular cervical screening. You’ll get a letter in the post inviting you to make an appointment. This is undertaken by the practice nurses.

 

Domestic Violence and Abuse (IRIS)

This service is aimed at women who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a current partner, ex-partner or adult family member. IRIS also provides information and signposting for male victims. Please ask at reception or speak to a nurse or doctor for further information

 

Health Checks for those with a Learning Disability

Dr Edwards undertakes annual health checks for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care. You do not have to be ill to have a health check – in fact, most people have their annual health check when they’re feeling well.

 

Flu And Pneumonia Vaccinations

In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza vaccine for patients aged 65 years and over, patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes. The vaccination is available in October onwards. Pneumonia vaccine is recommended as determined by national guidelines, and those with chronic illnesses as listed above. Please ask at reception.

 

Substance Misuse

Dr Kundra and Dr Ng hold substance misuse clinics with the support of trained substance misuse support worker.

 

Pharmacist

(Does not dispense prescriptions)

To assist us with evidence-based prescribing, Birmingham and Solihull CCG employs Harvinder Sangera, a pharmacist who is based at the site one day each week.