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Welcome To The Practice

Dear Patient,

CORONAVIRUS ALERT

In order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus the surgery has taken the following measures. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY.

As you are aware the NHS is currently dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and in order to help us to help you, the practice needs to make some temporary changes to continue to provide healthcare and advice when you and your family need it most.

From Monday 6 April, you will NOT be able to walk into this practice any longer.

Should you need to speak to your practice, you will need to call the practice telephone number  0121 551 4220 in the same way as you always have. You will then be assessed by a GP/Practice Nurse who will either resolve your concern over the telephone or, if they believe you need to be seen they will make an appointment for you to see a GP/Practice Nurse. Please note this may not your practice, but they will have access to your records.

To ensure that primary care is sustainable during these challenging times. Should your GP/Practice Nurse determine that you need to be seen. We are offering face to face appointments at another practice. The details of which will be given to you by the GP/nurse referring you.
We very much appreciate your help and support during these difficult times. It is important that we all do our bit to support the NHS locally as it continues to see and treat you, your family and friends.

Please telephone surgery on 0121 551 4220 in the first instance with your health needs for example medications, appointments for the doctor, nurse or HCA, enquiries about travelling abroad.

The practice are no longer offering travel vaccinations for the foreseeable future. Please go to the following website for travel and vaccination advice: https://nathnac.net/

If you require travel vaccinations you will be able to locate a local travel clinic by searching on the internet. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause however it is necessary at this time.

We are dealing with our patients needs with telephone consultations in the first instance. The telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 6.30pm.

WE REPEAT PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY.

We appreciate your co-operation.

Many thanks

From Dr Sharma & the Team at Handsworth Medical Practice

We are a General Medical Services practice. We have formed a partnership with several practice throughout Birmingham this is called  Our Health Partnership. For further information please see here.

Welcome to Handsworth Medical Practice. We are a long-established Practice that was inaugurated in 1965 with a commitment to provide high quality services. The practice provides General Medical Services and is part of the newly formed superpartnership called Our Health Partnership.

We practice from purpose-built premises. The site offers convenient access both on foot and by public transport. For patients travelling by car, adequate parking is available at the site. We are the only practice on this side of Soho Road for a mile.

The practice is also offering online booking for appointment, ordering repeat prescriptions as well as viewing of your medical record.

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, Dr Kathryn Khanna, Dr Rabindra Ratnasuriya and Mrs Jayshree Sharma.

Urgent Problems

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.

Patient Services

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.

Interpreters

Please note that the languages spoken at the practice include English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati. However, the surgery also 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.

Disabled Access

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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