“ Work done by one person or group that benefits another at either a cost (for profit) or for the community such as health organisations; ”

Services available from the practice

All GP Practices are contracted to provide "essential services", that is, basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following "additional services":

Child health surveillance, together with the Health Visiting Team:

  • Contraceptive services. Specialist Services such as IUCD insertion are available at the Family Planning Clinic in the Health Centre
  • Maternity Services in the ante natal and post natal period. together with the midwives from the local relevant hospitals.
  • Routine immunisations of children, together with the Health Visiting Team.
  • Immunisation for adults in relation to travel. Not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS, please ask our practice nurse for details
  • Cervical smears
  • In house counselling for patients suffering from anxiety and anger management
  • Menopause clinic for ladies 45Y upwards

We also hold contracts with Sandwell PCT for the following "enhanced services":

  • An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and at risk
  • Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests for patients
  • Annual comprehensive reviews for the patients with heart disease
  • Annual comprehensive review for patients with diabetes; this includes appointments with the dietician and podiatrist

Primary Care Networks

A Primary Care Network, is a group of doctors that have chosen to work together to provide better services of quality care for patients. It is in line with the government’s 5 year forward plan and their 10 year forward plan.

We worked with out patient participation group chair to help chose which group to join. We decided that our patients would benefit the most from an alliance with the UNITED HEALTHCARE PCN. So we have joined them. We are now able to offer appointments between 6.30 pm and 8 pm on weekdays at various local hubs. We will try to become a hub ourselves in 2020 so that patients can use the service in the comfort of their own practice and see their own GP.