Davenal House SurgeryTel: 01527 872008
Stoke Prior SurgeryTel: 01527 832423
Dennis Richards is a member of the nursing team who has undertaken additional training in order to treat a variety of minor ailments, e.g. tonsillitis, ear infections and rashes etc, he is able to issue prescriptions if required. He runs his own clinic in parallel with the our doctors and carries out telephone appointments each morning Monday to Thursday and afternoon appointments Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Our nursing team covers both Davenal House and Stoke Prior Surgeries. The service provided includes: general treatment room duties, routine immunisations, health promotion, cervical smears, chronic disease management, family planning and travel health advice.
The health care assistant is a specially trained technician who performs most routine blood tests, blood pressure monitoring and smoking cessation appointments. She has regular bookable morning appointments Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays and afternoon appointments Monday to Thursday at Davenal House. There are also appointments available on Wednesday and Friday mornings at Stoke Prior.
All doctors provide antenatal care within ordinary surgery times. This care always includes shared care between your doctor and the hospital-based specialists. The midwife also holds a clinic at Davenal House on Monday afternoons. After having your baby you will be sent an appointment by post to attend surgery for your postnatal check.
There is usually a Doctor available in baby clinic along with the nurse who gives child immunisations.
You will be sent an appointment by post for your child to attend for child developmental checks and immunisations.
The aim of promoting health is to identify risk factors at an early stage and preventing them from causing ill health. We offer a full range of health promotion via our practice nurses. Services include:
Please make an appointment at reception.
Monday 2.00pm to 5.30pm. Appointments are available to book in this clinic, which is run by our practice nurses Diane Elliott and Davina Palmer.
Monday 11:20am until 12:20pm Wednesday 08:30am until 10:30am and 2.00pm until 5:20pm
Wednesday 08:30am until 10:30am
Both the diabetic clinic and the insulin clinic are run jointly by Doctor Parrott and Practice Nurse Diane Elliott. If necessary you will be referred to either one of these clinics by one of our clinicians.
Thursday 3.00pm until 6.00pm (drop-in). Appointments available from 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
This clinic is run by Dr Lewin and the practice nurse.
Appointments with the doctor for procedures or problems with contraception or women's health problems. Drop-in available with the practice nurse.
Advice on all forms of contraception is also provided within ordinary surgery times by appointment.
Tuesday 2.00pm to 5.00pm and Thursday 10:00am to 12:20pm
Please make an appointment at least eight to ten weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges are available on the website a copy is also held at reception.
St Johns Surgery Bromsgrove is an authorised yellow fever vaccination centre - tel: 01527 872393
Some minor surgical procedures can be performed by your doctor at the surgery by prior arrangement with your doctor.
If you are aged 75 years or over you should be seen annually by one of our clinicians. We will write, inviting you to make an appointment with one of our practice nurses for a 75+ health check. Our nurse advisor with a special interest in care for the elderly is able to visit those patients that are housebound.
You can be referred to a number of different Physiotherapists upon seeing a GP. They are based at:
Day service 08:30 to 16:30 Tel: 01527 488343
Evening service 16:30 to 23:00 Tel: 01527 488340
Night service 23:00 to 08:30 Tel: 07767441161
A member of the district nursing day team operates the phone line between 7.45am and 8.30am Monday to Friday.
The district nursing team is based at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital.
They call into the practice daily to collect any messages. Non-urgent messages can also be left on an answer machine on their day service number. District nursing duties include visiting housebound patients of any age in their homes, giving practical assistance or offering professional advice.
Each patient’s needs are assessed and their care/treatment is planned accordingly.
The health visitors are based at Catshill Clinic. They attend child health clinics at Davenal House and Stoke Prior Surgeries.
The midwife is based at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital and she holds a clinic at Davenal House Surgery on Monday afternoons. The midwife can be contacted on the above number or alternatively non urgent messages can be left with reception. When you have had your pregnancy confirmed you will need to book a first antenatal appointment with one of the doctors who will enter you into the system for arranging appointments to follow the pregnancy via the midwife and hospital antenatal clinics. Patient-held records (the green booklet) will be given to you at the appointment, with information about the role of the healthcare team and the changes which occur during pregnancy and how to maintain a healthy pregnancy.
The Adult Community Social Work Team, offer support and advice for the over 65s and for physically disabled patients aged 18 years and over.
Counselling is available through the Healthy Minds website www.hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/healthy-minds/ or you can phone The Well Being Hub on 01905 766124 or your GP can refer you.
The doctors are happy to carry out insurance, driving licence, medicals etc. However, these services are not covered by the NHS. Please ask at reception for the charges of these services when arranging your appointment.
Leaflet on non NHS services
Fees for Non-NHS Services
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients over 65 plus those with heart, lung disease, kidney disease or diabetes. Also those resident in nursing and rest homes. Please contact the reception staff in mid-September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. Posters giving further details will be displayed in the waiting room. Home visits can be arranged for those patients who are housebound and have no one that can bring them to surgery. Please contact reception for details.
If you are the main carer for a relative or friend receiving a flu vaccination, you are entitled to one as well. If you are not in one of the above mentioned categories but would like to receive a flu vaccination, some local pharmacies will offer this service for a fee.
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 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)
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