AppointmentsRoutine appointments may now be booked on the day, there are also some appointments available for the next day and up to 2 weeks in advance although if requested by your doctor you may book further in advance. Emergency appointments are booked the same day. Reception is open from 8.00am Monday to Friday - Telephone 0121 465 5739
Out of Hours Call:
0121 465 5739 Our out of hours service is provided by NHS 111. When the surgery is closed, by ringing the surgery telephone number, you will asked to telephone NHS 111 this is a free telephone number.
Cancelling your AppointmentIf you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
Sharing Data with the National Database
( NHS SPINE )
Do you want to share your medical information with the national database ?
Please find out more at the surgery with regards to this or pickup a leaflet from reception.
Antenatal and Postnatal Care Please confirm your pregnancy with the practice receptionist, who will inform the community midwife who will then contact you.
Childhood and Routine Vaccinations Are you up to date with your immunisation? Ask the nurse.
Well Baby and Child Development Checks A planned programme of developmental checks is provided up to the age of five. The community health visitor runs some clinics.
Family Planning We provide a full range of contraceptive services, including coil (IUD), cap (diaphragm) fitting and Implanon fittings. Make an appointment with the doctor.
Cervical Smears Cervical smears are recommended routinely every three years for all women between the age of 25 and 50 years and from 50 to 65 every five years. (except those who have had a hysterectomy).
Asthma Clinic - See the nurse or a doctor.
Diabetic Clinic - See the nurse or a doctor.
High Blood Pressure and Angina Clinic - See the nurse or a doctor.
Immunisation for Foreign Travel Please see the nurse at least 10 weeks before the intended date of travel.
Minor Operations Certain surgical procedures are carried out within the medical centre in our well equipped treatment room. See the doctor for assessment first.
Advice on Immunisation We strongly recommend that all children and babies are immunised against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, MMR and HIB. Thankfully, these serious illnesses are rarely seen nowadays due to the high uptake of vaccination.
Whooping cough (pertussis) causes a very distressing illness with severe prolonged coughing and can cause permanent lung damage. Risk from this vaccination has been greatly overstated in the past. We strongly recommend that all babies have this vaccination along with their other baby jabs, unless there is a clear medical contraindication. If you have any worries or queries about any aspect of your child’s immunisation please ask the doctor or nurses.
We are no longer able to offer sexual health screening here at The Dove Medical Practice.
If you need this service you can ring Umbrella on 0121 237 5700 for an appointment.
We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and in treating existing diseases. Prevention really is better than cure. Many serious diseases can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle and without the need for drugs.
Please feel free to discuss general health and ask for advice. Below are some of the ways you can help to live, not only a longer, but also a fitter and more enjoyable life.
Smoking This is the single largest preventable cause of ill health in the country. It is a major cause of cancer, heart attacks, angina and chest disease. If you would like advice and help in giving up, please ask.
Diet A healthy diet not only helps control weight, but also reduces cholesterol and helps prevent heart attacks. Ask the nurse for advice.
Exercise Regular exercise helps prevent heart disease as well as reducing weight and making you feel better. If you are overweight or out of shape please ask for advice before starting vigorous exercise.
Blood Pressure High blood pressure can in the long term increase risk of heart attacks and strokes. Reducing blood pressure can reduce these risks. Treatment does not always require tablets. All adults are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every five years. If you have not had yours checked recently, please ask the nurse or doctor.
2 months old:
3 months old:
4 months old:
At around 13 months old:
2 to 8 years (including children in reception class and school years 1 to 4):
3 years and 4 months (pre-school):
12 to 13 years (girls only):
HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer – two injections given 6-12 months apart.
65 and over:
70 years (and 71, 72, 78 and 79 year-olds as a catch-up)
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 10 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Do you have safeguarding concerns about a vulnerable adult or child? Do you suspect abuse or neglect?
Speak to your GP for more information. Alternatively, you can report your own concerns
Report concerns regarding an adult: 0121 303 1234
Report concerns regarding a child: 0121 303 1888
Do you need help with making decisions?
Has lots of useful links for services who provide advocacy in the area such as…
Visit https://www.pohwer.net - Referral form is online
Telephone: 0300 456 2370
“In Birmingham, we provide advocacy services to those who are affected by mental health issues or those who lack capacity in making important decisions. If you are a Mental Health service user and you feel that your voice is not being heard we are here to support you.”
Telephone: 0121 392 8731
An independent and community mental health advocacy service for Birmingham patients who are subject to the Mental Health Act. The also run NHS complaints advocacy in Birmingham.
Do you feel you need help and support regarding your diabetes? You can contact DIABETES UK for more information. They offer telephone support and can inform you regarding local support groups held in your area.
https://www.diabetes.org.uk or 0345 123 2399
Do you feel you need help and support regarding living with dementia or caring for somebody with dementia? You can contact ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY for more information. They offer telephone support and can inform you regarding local support groups held in your area.
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk or 0300 222 1122
A carer is defined as someone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
If you are a carer and need some support or advice, please contact the surgery for more information.
Support is also available from several charitable organisations.
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