HOW WE ARE DOING

GP Patient Survey Northfield RossWe are consistently rated highly by our patients.
Our Medical Practice is currently ranking in the top 1/3rd of all practices nationwide.
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HOW WE ARE DOING

CQC Report 2015The CQC (Care Quality Commission) monitor, inspect and regulate health and social care services. They have rated us as GOOD.
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THE DOCTORS

The practice has 17 doctors; the names, qualifications and year of registration as a qualified doctor are listed below for all. **Please note this information is now being updated due to the merger.**

Our team also includes GP registrars (who are doctors in training for General Practice) who are attached to the practice for either one year or six months at a time.

You are free to make an appointment with any of these doctors, subject to availability, but we would encourage you to stay with the same doctor for the sake of continuity of your care.

OUR GP PARTNERS

Special Interests: Teaching, GP trainer, practice based commissioning.
MBChB, MRCGP
(Qualified University of Birmingham 1991)

DR BARBARA R KING - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: Teaching, GP trainer, practice based commissioning.
MBChB, MRCGP
(Qualified University of Birmingham 1991)
Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)

DR ABAD ALI - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)
Special Interests: Teaching, minor surgery

DR CIARAN C WOODMAN - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: Teaching, minor surgery & Diabetes.
MBChB
(Qualified 2004)
Special Interests: Family planning, child health, teaching, GP appraiser.
MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP, DFFP
(Qualified University of London 1984)

DR ANNA J MATTHEWS - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: Family planning, child health, teaching, GP appraiser.
MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP, DFFP
(Qualified University of London 1984)
Special Interests: GP Trainer, Child Health.
MBChB, MRCGP, DCH
(Qualified University of Sheffield 2008)

DR FRANCESCA B LAND - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: GP Trainer, Child Health.
MBChB, MRCGP, DCH
(Qualified University of Sheffield 2008)
Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)

DR DAWN JACKSON - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)
Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)

DR TERESA COLLUM - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)

OUR SALARIED GPS AND GP REGISTRARS

Special Interests: Medical Education

DR KATHERINE DENSHAM - SALARIED DOCTOR

Special Interests: Medical Education & General Medicine.
MC ChB Birmingham, PG Cert Education (Birmingham 2014), MRCGP
(Qualified University of Birmingham 2010)
Special Interests: 
BMedSci, BMBS, DRCOG 
(Qualified University of Nottingham 2013)

DR HARRIET COLVILLE - SALARIED DOCTOR

Special Interests:
BMedSci, BMBS, DRCOG
(Qualified University of Nottingham 2013)
Special Interests: Women’s health

DR SALIHA NOOR - SALARIED DOCTOR

Special Interests: Women’s health & sexual health and contraception.
MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH MB ChB
(Qualified University of Birmingham 1999)
Special Interests: Women’s Health

DR ROOPASHREE BHAT - SALARIED DOCTOR

Special Interests: Women’s Health & Sexual Health and Contraception.
MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, MB ChB
(Qualified University of Birmingham 1999)
Special Interests:  .
MB ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP(Qualified University of TBA)

DR CHLOE JONES - SALARIED DOCTOR

Special Interests: .
MB ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP
(Qualified University of TBA)
Special Interests: Women’s health and contraception.
MB ChB Birmingham, MRCGP, DFSRH(Qualified University of TBA )

DR ANNA MCGOWAN - SALARIED DOCTOR

Special Interests: Women’s health and contraception.
MB ChB Birmingham, MRCGP, DFSRH
(Qualified University of TBA )
Special Interests: Teaching and women’s health.
BMedSci, BM BS, DRCOG, MRCGP(Qualified University of Nottingham 2007)

DR RANU DHALLA - SALARIED DOCTOR

Special Interests: Teaching and women’s health.
BMedSci, BM BS, DRCOG, MRCGP
(Qualified University of Nottingham 2007)
Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)

DR CATHERINE MILLER - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)
Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)

DR CHRISTOPHER PALMER - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)
Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)

DR ROBERT EVANS - GP PARTNER

Special Interests: .
TBA
(Qualified TBA)

NURSING TEAM

Practice Nurse

NURSE LISA CURRY

Practice Nurse
Practice Nurse

NURSE YOLANDA MCMALLION

Practice Nurse
Practice Nurse

NURSE RUTH COX

Practice Nurse
Practice Nurse

NURSE JULIE KENDALL

Practice Nurse
Health Care Assistant

JILL BEECH - HCA

Health Care Assistant
Health Care Assistant

KAMILA KHAN - HCA

Health Care Assistant
Trained phlebotomist

DALE TAVERNER

Trained phlebotomist

Our Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants (HCA) deal with an array of problems and our patients do not always need to see the doctor.
In fact for some problems such as vaccinations, blood tests or cervical smears, booking with a doctor may mean a wasted journey and appointment. This is one of the reasons that our receptionist may enquire about the nature and urgency of your problem to ensure that you see the correct person.
They can help with:
Contraception and family planning
Cervical smears
Immunisations both routine and for travel
Routine monitoring and advice on:
Asthma
COPD
Diabetes
Hypertension (including home monitoring to diagnose)
Heart disease
Thyroid disease
Rheumatology
Health promotion:
Smoking cessation
Diet management
Lifestyle
Travellers health
You may make an appointment to see the nurse without seeing a doctor first.

Our Health Care Assistants
Our Health Care Assistant are able to do:
Blood tests
ECGs
Blood Pressure checks
General Health Checks
Some vaccinations – Flu and Pneumovax
B12 injections
Ear syringing
COPD reviews

 

Phlebotomy clinic

The phlebotomy clinics will be BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS ONLY.
There will be NO walk-in clinic.

 

Appointments for Phlebotomy can be booked online or by telephone and will be available:

Monday 9:00am—11:00am
Tuesday 2:00pm—4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am—11:00am

Counsellor

Special Interests: Anxiety, Depression and Stress-related conditions.

SALLY MYTTON

Special Interests: Anxiety, Depression and Stress-related conditions.

OUR OFFICE TEAM

Mrs Karen Richards is the Practice Manager.
Karen heads a strong team of secretaries, receptionists and administrative staff.
Our staff are here to assist you and to help you get the most out of our services. Please ask them if you are unsure whether you are best to see a nurse, health care assistant or doctor. Our whole team is dedicated to providing safe and accessible care to all.
On most days we see a whole range of patients, some of whom have relatively minor problems, but there are a small number with urgent, life threatening conditions.
At times we are busy and we need to prioritise the needs of those that are most sick, so it is vital that patients use our services in the most effective way.
Our staff are trained to ask questions in a sensitive manner; their objective is to help ensure the smooth and safe running of the practice.

KAREN RICHARDS

Mrs Karen Richards is the Practice Manager. Karen heads a strong team of secretaries, receptionists and administrative staff.
Our staff are here to assist you and to help you get the most out of our services. Please ask them if you are unsure whether you are best to see a nurse, health care assistant or doctor. Our whole team is dedicated to providing safe and accessible care to all.
On most days we see a whole range of patients, some of whom have relatively minor problems, but there are a small number with urgent, life threatening conditions.
At times we are busy and we need to prioritise the needs of those that are most sick, so it is vital that patients use our services in the most effective way.
Our staff are trained to ask questions in a sensitive manner; their objective is to help ensure the smooth and safe running of the practice.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TEAM

Other members of the Healthcare team are based at the centre to help you.
They work from the Centre but are not part of the Practice.
These are:
Health Visitors
District Nurses
Midwives
Speech Therapists
School Nurses
Chiropodists
Community Dentists
They can be contacted by phoning 0121 466 6900

CONTACT ON 0121 466 6900

Other members of the Healthcare team are based at the centre to help you. They work from the Centre but are not part of the Practice.
These are:
Health Visitors
District Nurses
Midwives
Speech Therapists
School Nurses
Chiropodists
Community Dentists
They can be contacted by phoning 0121 466 6900

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRACTICE

Whilst Northfield Health Centre opened in 1985, there has been a Medical Centre on the site for the last 60 years or so.

Up until 1 April 2019, two GP practices worked within Northfield Health Centre –St Heliers Medical Practice and Dr Ali

ST HELIERS MEDICAL PRACTICE

Whilst Northfield Health Centre opened in 1985, there has been a Medical Centre on the site for the last 60 years or so.

Up until 1 April 2019, two GP practices worked within Northfield Health Centre –St Heliers Medical Practice and Dr Ali & Partners.


On the 1 April 2019, the two practices joined together in an official merger to create a single practice working from Northfield Health Centre. Following which, Dr Abad Ali joined St Heliers as a GP partner, Dr Amanda Kilpatrick left the practice.


The newly formed practice will be known as St Heliers Medical Practice. The practice has recruited a number of new staff, including GPs, nurses and administration staff as a result of the merger.

Teaching and Research

Postgraduate TeachingWe are a training practice involved in the advanced training of GP registrars who are fully qualified doctors.
They are required to spend either a year or six months (dependent on the stage of their postgraduate training) with specially qualified general practitioners before going into practice on their own.
We hope you will accept their services as an extra extension of our own.
Undergraduate TeachingMedical Students from Birmingham University do a clinical attachment within the practice.
You may be offered an appointment to see a student, you will always see a doctor as well.
Postgraduate Teaching
We are a training practice involved in the advanced training of GP registrars who are fully qualified doctors.
They are required to spend either a year or six months (dependent on the stage of their postgraduate training) with specially qualified general practitioners before going into practice on their own.
We hope you will accept their services as an extra extension of our own.
Undergraduate Teaching
Medical Students from Birmingham University do a clinical attachment within the practice.
You may be offered an appointment to see a student, you will always see a doctor as well.