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The Wand Medical Centre15 Frank Street, HighgateBirminghamWest Midlands, B12 0UFTel: 0121 440 1561
Time: Thursday 13.30 to 15.30 appointment needed
Pregnancy care (but see one of the regular doctors first to book your pregnancy care).
Appointments available at this practice.
Advice on feeding, growth and care of babies and under 5s.
Our nurses offer appointments for the following:
You may speak to a nurse on the telephone if one is not seeing a patient at the time of your call. If they are busy the receptionist will take a telephone number and pass your details to the nurse who will call you back when she is free. Please remember the nurse may finish work and not have time to return your call.
These clinics are run on various days of the week.
Consult your doctor who may refer you to Ballsall Heath Health Centre.
If you need emergency ‘morning after’ contraception you will be dealt with urgently. All doctors are qualified to provide family planning services of a routine nature. Some of the doctors will fit the coil (IUCD) among these services. Please remember that the nurses can do the health check for routine pill prescription reviews. Advice on contraception including coil fitting and provision of free condoms.
Almost all women from the age of 25 to 49 should have a smear every three years and from the age of 50 to 65 every five years, the practice nurses and sometimes the doctors provide this quick and simple test.
The doctors and our health visitors provide this service for children less than five years old. We would encourage you to bring your child’s red book when they attend appointments with us.
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.
NHS health checks are being offered to people aged 40 – 74 once every five years.
This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, Stroke, Kidney disease or Diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this.
The check should take 20 minutes and is based on straight forward questions and measurements such as age, gender, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol and glucose level.
Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.
Please click here for further information.
Pre-screening Cancer for Breast,Bowel & Cervical. Please see information below and click on the links for more information.
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.
Since our telephones are very busy in the early morning, we ask you to telephone for test results (e.g. blood, urine, X-ray) after 10:00 each day.
To ensure confidentiality, we only release results to the patient, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in writing.
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