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Handsworth Medical Practice
Welcome to Handsworth Medical Practice, we are a long established Practice that was commenced in 1965. With a commitment to providing high quality services Dr Sharma following retirement of Drs Tyagi, Subhie and Chakarbarti moved the surgery to the present purpose built modern premises at Trafalgar Road, Handsworth in 1997. The site offers convenient access both on foot and by public transport. For patients travelling by car, considerable parking is available at the site. We are the only practice on this side of Soho Road for a mile or so and are actively recruiting new patients to the practice.
Our Primary Care Team wish to provide the best possible patient-friendly services to meet the needs of the community in Handsworth and surrounding areas. This is achieved via a team approach in conjunction with other primary health professionals.
Please note that the languages spoken at the practice include English, Punjab, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati.
The practice is a General Medical Services practice. It has formed a partnership consisting of Dr Anil Sharma and Mrs Jayshree Sharma.
If you, or a member of your family, are suffering with an illness that requires treatment the same day, please telephone the surgery between 9.00 and 10.00am. The doctors and nurses are happy to give advice over the telephone when appropriate. Unless your problem is urgent you may at times be asked to call back later to avoid interrupting the doctors when they are with a patient. Please leave a landline number for the doctor to call you back if necessary. Telephone consultations are only available during the morning surgery.
Services are delivered by an experienced, competent, multidisciplinary team, made up of doctors, nurses, health care workers, community staff and support staff working together. Both doctors and nurses have undertaken specialist qualifications in a range of areas allowing the Practice to offer specialist support to patients. The practice offers a fully computerised medical records system, supporting full access to information by all clinicians. These electronic medical records are accessible by all staff, those directly employed by the Practice and community staff (district nurses, health visitors, physiotherapists, mental health workers etc), allowing a seamless pathway for patients.
Please note that the languages spoken at the practice include English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati. However the surgery has limited access to an interpreting service for those patients who need assistance during consultations. Please note that at least 48 hours notice is required for booking this service.
How To Contact Us
Handsworth Medical Practice
Tel: 0121 551 4220 (Local Cost Call)
The surgery is closed on Bank Holidays and other statutory holidays including Easter and Christmas / New Year.
Dr Anil Sharma FRCS MBChB (London 1981)
We provide disabled car parking clearly marked for disabled patients. The entrance to the building is via a gradual ramp to permit access for wheelchair users. All patient services are provided at ground floor level and a disabled WC is available in the waiting room. The reception counter has similarly been adapted to welcome patients attending in a wheelchair. Please let us know if you have any difficulties with access.
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