Did you know that both practices currently working in Northfield Health Centre are proposing to merge?
We’re inviting patient views on the proposed practice merger of Dr Ali & Partners and St Helier’s Medical Practice.
Some benefits of the proposed merger:
- Improved quality and patient experience
- Greater skills mix as staff will work more flexibly
- A broader range of services at the practice
- Larger reception and administration teams – management of additional telephone lines and queries dealt with quickly and efficiently
- Develop new ways of working for the benefits of patient and staff
Find out more about the proposals and share your views with us through the following ways:
• At upcoming Patient Participation Group (PPG) meetings
• Complete the online survey on your current practice website or ask for a copy at reception (see link below)
• Look out for regular updates on the practices websites
Speak to the practice team at the following drop in sessions:
Wednesday 12 December, from 12.45pm– 1.45pm
Wednesday 12 December, from 6.30pm -7.30pm
THIS IS THE NEW NAME
DR ROSS & PARTNERS
St Heliers Medical Practice
Northfield Health Centre
15 St Heliers Road, Northfield,
Birmingham B31 1QT
Tel: 0121 478 1850
Fax: 0121 476 0931
The practice operates an appointments system.
Surgery Hours – Monday to Friday
7.00am – 8.00am pre-booked appointments only
8.30 – 11.30am and 2.40 – 6.00pm
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HOW WE ARE DOING
We are consistently rated highly by our patients.
Our Medical Practice is currently ranking in the top 1/3rd of all practices nationwide.
Visit the NHS GP Patient Survey website
15 St Heliers Road, Birmingham, B31 1QT
Tel: 0121 478 1850 Fax: 0121 476 0931
Parking is also available nearby in the Sainsbury’s car park.
BABY AND IMMUNISATION CLINIC
This is held every Monday morning.
It is based in our Health Education room at the Centre from 8.30am to 12.00pm.
It is attended by Dr Matthews, our Health Visitors and a Practice Nurse.
Dr Matthews sees babies by appointment only, whereas the Health Visitors generally see any babies/infants under the age of 5 years on the Monday morning without an appointment.
A doctor is always available for advice, usually Dr. Woodman.
It is very important that all diabetics have their “diabetic bloods” taken one week before their diabetic appointment.
Patients should book an appointment for an Asthma review with our Practice Nurses.
THE ANTENATAL CLINIC
This is held every Thursday late morning and afternoon in the practice.
Community based midwives run this clinic, but in effect this is independent of St Heliers Medical Practice.
On every weekday between 11.00 am and 12.00 am, we run a drop-in Phlebotomy (blood taking) clinic staffed by Jill our HCA, or Dale from admin who are trained phlebotomists.
to Full Medicals
All Immunisations Available
Minor Surgery on site
Anxiety, Depression and Stress-related conditions
Advice and Help
You are free to make an appointment with any of the doctorsYou are free to make an appointment with any of the doctors, subject to availability, but we would encourage you to stay with the same doctor for the sake of continuity of your care.
YOUR NAMED GP
Accountable Named GP
All patients registered with St Heliers Medical Practice at Northfield Health Centre have been allocated a named GP.
If you would like to know who your allocated named GP is, please ask a member of staff next time you are visiting the surgery.
Alternatively telephone and ask one of the reception team.
However, this does not mean that you must only see your ‘named GP’, you are able to see your usual GP – the doctor of your choice.
GP Published Net Earnings
GPs working within the NHS services are required to declare the ‘average earnings’ for the financial year.
The average pay for GPs working within the Clinical GP Team of Dr Ross and Partners in the last financial year was £77,995 before tax and NI.
This is for 1 full time GP, 11 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs, who have worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Members meet with the doctors and nurses to discuss current issues within the practice and health centre. This is usually well attended, and occurs several times a year.
We are always looking for new ideas and new members.
Agenda items are added by both parties. The aim is to streamline the smooth running of the practice and improve the service we give to you.
Any proposed changes can be discussed and jointly approved, problems aired and resolutions sought collectively.