Yardley Green Medical Centre77 Yardley Green RoadBirmingham, B9 5PUTel: 0121 773 3737
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Appointments must be booked in advance through your own GP practice and are available with a range of clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants.
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By appointment with the practice nurse for advice and long-term follow-up for patients with asthma and COPD. Includes assessment of how well asthma is controlled and appropriate advice on inhalers, inhaler technique and lifestyle issues.
Clinics on Tuesday and Wednesday between 09:00 and 11:00 with doctor and health visiting team.
This clinic runs on Tuesday mornings and this includes the 6-8 week baby check with the GP prior to immunisation. A clinic also runs on Wednesday mornings. It is open access and usually has access to a GP.
Click here to read the immunisation schedule.
By arrangement with your doctor or practice nurses. We offer 30 minute appointments for 6 monthly diabetic checks and also run a monthly diabetes education clinic for newly diagnosed patients.
We offer an in-house ECG interpretation service
Provided by the practice nurse. We offer pills, caps, coils, sheaths, preconception counselling and pregnancy testing. We also offer Implanons, patches and sexual health advice. In addition these services can be arranged in normal surgeries.
From October to February, for over 65’s, chronic patients and those 'at risk'.
Gives advice in reducing your risk of future heart problems. Includes blood pressure, dietary advice and help in stopping smoking, cholesterol and electrocardiogram (ECG) as appropriate.
Provided by the Distric Nurses who hold clinics on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. By GP referral only.
Provided by the attached community midwife. A post-natal appointment is with the GP at 6 weeks.
Comprehensive advice and support for stopping smoking, including prescriptions for Nicotine Replacement Therapy and medications.
We offer Sexual Health Screening
Held by the practice nurse by appointment for help with women’s problems including advice on breast examination, blood pressure, hormone replacement therapy, dietary advice and cervical smear testing.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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.
Please remember if you have a blood test or other investigation it is your responsibility to enquire within the practice about the result. Please phone for test results between 11:00 and 15:00.
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
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