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All doctors will provide antenatal care during normal surgery hours. After the first appointment with a doctor, this care is shared with the the community midwife and a hospital specialist if required . The midwife’s clinic is held on Monday and Tuesday mornings, messages can be taken and passed onto the midwife between 9am and 12pm. Appointments are made by the midwife. The community midwife office is based at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital - 01527 488141.
This clinic is taken by nurses with extended training in asthma and overseen by Dr Pryke who has a special interest in respiratory medicine. Patients are taught how to use their inhaler devices correctly, how to control their symptoms and how to monitor their progress.
We recommend full vaccination of children. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to your doctor or health visitor. Appointments will be sent to you.
There is an option for development checks for pre-school children by the health visitors and a doctor at the appropriate intervals.
This clinic is taken by our nurses with diabetic training and the GP leads are Dr Kotekar (male patients) and Dr Williamson (female patients). A patient’s clinical condition is monitored and they are given appropriate advice relating to lifestyle and diet.
These clinics are held every Autumn. We advise flu vaccination to all those over the age of 65 and to those with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease etc.
A family planning session is held in the surgery every Friday. There are bookable appointments between 12:00 - 12:50.
The clinic is run by a nurse and a female doctor. All aspects of contraception are covered (oral contraceptives, emergency contraception, coils, implants, depot injections, condoms, sterilisation and natural methods). We are also very happy to offer pre-pregnancy advice. All consultations are confidential and open to those of any age. If the time of the clinic is inconvenient, you may book to see the nurse or doctor during normal surgery.
We offer a full range of health promotion via our practice nurses and health care assistants. Services include:
Please make an appointment at reception.
All aspects of minor surgery are offered including joint injections, removal of small lumps and bumps and the insertion of hormone implants. We also run a specialised wart clinic. Please see your doctor to make the necessary arrangements.
A new patient's records may take some time to be transferred to us from their previous surgery. To help us collect as much information about you as we can, we ask you to complete a “New Patient Questionnaire” and attend a new patient healthcheck with the health care assistant. She will take your medical and family history, check your blood pressure and urine, offer appropriate lifestyle advice and refer you to the doctor if necessary.
Medical examinations for driving, insurance, pre-employment, sport and other purposes which are not part of our NHS commitment are undertaken and will be charged for. The current rates can be provided in a leaflet from the reception desk or available here.
Younger patients are invited to attend for advice regarding lifestyle (including diet, exercise, smoking and drugs), contraception (if necessary) and immunisation. An appointment will be sent.
By appointment. Advice is given regarding the various vaccinations or medications necessary for your holiday destination. Please complete a travel questionnaire 8 weeks in advance, fill in the questionnaire and return it to the surgery, call back a week later to check if you need any vaccinations. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. Anti-malarial medication will be prescribed on a private prescription. You can find out more about vaccinations on our travel page.
We are part of the Primary Care Research Network. From time to time, you may be invited to take part in a research study. You are perfectly at liberty to decline without causing offence or having any effect on your future treatment. Our patients often enjoy the involvement when participating though.
If you require any additional services that are not currently provided by the surgery then in the first instance please do let us know in person, by email or in writing. If you then feel unsatisfied then you may contact the Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group. Email email@example.com or write to NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group Barnsley Court, Barnsley Hall Road, Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 0TX or call 01527 482900 or fax 01527 557087.
Test results may be obtained over the telephone.
Please ring between 12.00 and 2.00pm to speak with a receptionist who will read the health professionals' comments from the screen.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or, if they are not capable of understanding the results, these will be released to a parent, guardian or carer.
When you take your test you should be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. In general we quote 3 days for simple blood tests, 1-3 weeks for complex blood tests, 3-5 days for urine, swabs and faeces tests and a week for x-ray tests.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
Churchfields Surgery is pleased to be able to offer a number of additional services which may all be booked through reception:
Drivers Medical form D4 examination
Periodically required for HGV and PSV drivers. 30 minute pro-forma discussion with elements of examination included. Please bring a medication list and be prepared to provide a urine sample on arrival. Read more.
Other medical examinations and reports for insurance, employment, sport (not scuba diving) and other purposes are undertaken. The current rates can be provided in a leaflet from the reception desk or available here: Churchfields Fee Leaflet.
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