Nurse Clinics/Special Appointments
Child Vaccination Advice
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VACCINATION SCHEDULE (all available NHS vaccinations per age group/eligibility)
Stop Smoking Solihull
Smoking cigarettes or loose tobacco is the biggest cause of premature death and preventable disease in the UK.
Stopping smoking now will benefit your health, wellbeing and wealth by helping you to:
- feel better
- look better
- have more money
Did you know you’re three times more likely to quit with the help of a Stop Smoking service?
The Solihull Stop Smoking service is now part of the Solihull Lifestyle Service, so it’s free and easy to access if you live in Solihull, or have a Solihull GP.
Make a referral to Solihull LifeStyle Service
Call us on 0800 599 9880 for support to help you stop smoking.
In accordance with the Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza vaccine for the elderly and patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetics and residents of nursing and rest homes. The vaccination is available from October. Please ask at reception for more information. Vaccination Schedule
Self Referral to Physiotherapy:
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Everyone in England aged 60 to 74 years who is registered with a GP is automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years.
Bowel cancer screening can save lives.
At the moment in some areas of the UK only a third of those who receive a test complete it.
Bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer.
Taking part in screening is the best way to get diagnosed early.
If you are over 60 (or over 50 in Scotland), take the test when you receive it in the post.
If you are yonger, tell the people over 60 (or over 50 in Scotland) in your life, to take the test.
The practice nursing staff can provide advice and vaccinations for foreign travel. Please speak to our receptionists for guidance on how to obtain this service. We will need to know where you are gong, when and for how long (& the type of holiday you are going on i.e. backpacking/beach etc)
We do require travellers to be minimum of 6 weeks away from travel. If you are travelling sooner than this then you will need to source private travel advice.
We are able to give immunisations against Hepatitis A and Tyhoid as part of the NHS service.
REMEMBER: GOOD ADVICE CAN SAVE LIVES.
Before you go:
When travelling abroad, check with your Travel Agent or the tourist office/emabssy of the country you are intend to visit on any special precautions you may need to take. Many countires require more than one immunisation. At least two months before departure, discuss any of your vaccine requirements with one of the practice nurses. Pack a small first aid kit containing things such as adhesive dressings, insect repellant, antiseptic cream and water purification tablets.
Eating & drinking:
Atttention to water and food is cruical especially in less developed countries. Factory bottled water is usually less likely to carry infections than tap water. Water sterilisation tablets can be helpful - particularly at altitude where water cannot be sterilised by boiling it. Fruit and vegetables shouls be washed in clean water. Meat & vegetables should be well cooked and NOT eaten 'rare'.
Sun exposure causing sunburn puts you at risk of skin cancers in later lief, some of which are very difficult to treat. Prevention is better than cure. Appropriate clothing and headgear is the best protection, but if you must tan your body, aim to do it slowly and be sure to us suncreams of sufficiently high protection against UVA & UVB. Note that these are considerably more expensive than standard products that only protect against UVA. In hot climates drink plenty of non alcoholic drinks. If you are not passing water regularly you are not drinking enough.
Medical Examinations/Insurance reports etc:
We can perform medical examinations for insurance, employment, HGV, racing drivers, diving etc., though they are not within the remit of the NHS and therefore chargeable. We will also consider requests for travel insurance claims, statements of health (relating to parachute jumps for example) & others.
These are also not within the remit of the NHS & will also attract a fee.
Please ask at reception if you require an appointment and the current fee.
Please note there is a waiting time of up to 6 weeks for appointments for medicals.
We require associated paperwork for any request for a medical examination before we can book an appointment
We will take your details and ask someone to contact you regarding your request. As the items listed above (& this list is not exhaustive) are not NHS services, they cannot be done on demand. Please allow a minimum of 7 working days for your request to be actioned (& if a medical examination is needed, the time scale will be longer)
Post Operative Wound Care
For patients who have had a surgical procedure as part of an NHS pathway (i.e. at an NHS Hospital, or part of an NHS 'Choose & Book'/'E-referral' procedure carried out at a private Hospital), our Practice Nurses will be happy to see patients to dress wounds, remove clips, remove sutures etc.
If surgery is provided privately the provider of the surgery is responsible for the post-operative care. This is in line with both Department of Health guidance and the core GMS contract for GP surgeries. If your procedure was carried out at a private Hospital then will we expect your post operative care to be carried out by that hospital. This is in accordance with good clinical practice and good industry practice.
We have a limited number of GP’s who carry out minor surgical procedures, so please book a GP consultation to discuss options first.
All the doctors see patients by appointment. The midwife also has a clinic on Thursdays at 1.00pm.
Child Health Surveillance
Drs Reid, Markham, Mahmood & Keshri provide this service in conjunction with the health visitor.
The surgery offers a full range of family planning services including the fitting of coils & implants. This service is in high demand. Please book a GP consultation to discuss options in the 1st instance.