You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
Monday 21st September afternoon
Wednesday 23rd September Morning
Saturday 03rd October Morning
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For your information, all of our patients are allocated a named GP, but you can choose to see any GP at the surgery.
If you would like to know more go to Griffins Brook Named GP.
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Services provided by the Practice Nurse are:
Services provided by the Health Care Assistant are:
For care and advice during pregnancy and after childbirth This service is provided by the Midwife, who is available on Friday mornings from 9.30 am to 11.00 am. This service is by appointment only, please call: 0121 477 7617 to book an appointment.
Please note, appointments are booked one after another and you cannot specify a certain time. The Community Midwife is Kiniz Bishop Based at Weoley Castle (Tel: 0121 426 050)
For the care of mother after childbirth The appointments for this clinic will be sent to you from our surgery. The letter will specify a special appointment made for you and your baby’s 8 week check. This appointment will take place with the Doctor and the Practice Nurse.
For advice and monitoring health and development in children This service is provided by the Health Visitor and nursery nurse at Northfield Health Centre.
Appointments for your baby’s 8 week check will be sent to you. For any other vaccinations, please book an appointment via reception or call the appointments line.
Clinic Days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions such as prescription charges. The NHS does not employ GPs but has a contract with them to provide NHS general medical services for their patients. Sometimes, however, GPs are asked to provides additional services, which fall outside their contract with the NHS, and in these circumstances, they are entitled to make a reasonable charge for providing them. It is up to the individual practice to decide how much to charge, although the BMA produces lists of suggested fees for the Doctors to use as a guideline. When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, the doctor needs to check the patient’s entire medical record to ensure that they are providing accurate information. GPs will not be able to complete forms overnight, so please ensure that you give them reasonable notice. Not all documents need a signature by a doctor. For example, you could ask another person in a position of trust, who may be willing to sign a passport application free of charge. (Teacher, Accountant, etc).
If you have several forms requiring completion, present them all at once and ask the receptionist if bringing them as a ‘job lot’ can reduce the price. You can also complete the form to the best of your ability in pencil, so the doctor just has to quickly verify your entries against the information held by the practice.
What is covered by the NHS and what is not? Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients are:
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.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the online travel questionnaire before making an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will assist us in pre-ordering any vaccines required and for the nurse to have prepared for the appointment by reading the latest guidance. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to complete the form as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. Vaccines need to be given at least two weeks before you travel to allow them 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.
Occupational Health Services are not part of the General Medical Services contract.
Occupational Risk Classification Patients working in the following professions or similar are classed as having an occupational risk of contracting Hepatitis B (and other diseases).
The practice is not allowed to accept money for occupational health services from registered patients. The practice also has no obligation to protect patients for the purpose of occupational health unless the patient is a health care worker who will be working abroad in an area of high prevalence of Hepatitis B. In this circumstance you will be asked to provide the practice with documentation to prove employment has been accepted and your place of work is located in a high risk area.
The employer should find suitable arrangements to have their employees vaccinated, usually within the setting of an occupational health department which they have an agreement with.
We therefore, do not offer any occupational health services to registered patients unless specified above. We can provide information on locating a local provider for these services.
Should you require MMR vaccination, irrelevant of the reason, you should be able to receive it under the NHS if you meet the following criteria; have never had an MMR or have only had one MMR. We cannot perform antibody tests for registered patients.
Non Registered Patients
The practice can accept non registered patients and provide certain services for the purpose of occupational health as a private service.
All vaccinations are purchased on a named patient basis and these fees are inclusive of a consultation fee.
Refunds Policy: We can not offer refunds for vaccines purchased on a named patient basis.
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