Dr. U. Ahmad – Principal GP
Dr. N. Desai - Locum GP
Dr. A. Sokhal - Gp Registrar
Joanne is the manager for the Practice and she may be able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health and treatment.
She is also available to discuss any suggestions or complaints you may have. A suggestion box is available in the waiting room.
The nursing team specialise is conditions such as COPD, Asthma and Diabetes. They also have appointments available for routine health promotion advice and screening, including smears, immunisations and vaccinations.
The Nurse Practitioner is also a Nurse prescriber so may see patients with common minor ailments including ear, chest and urine infections.
When booking an appointment with a practice nurse, our reception staff may need to ask you the reason for the appointment in order to determine the amount of time to allocate for the consultation. Consultations are by appointment only.
Health Care Assistant
Health Care Assistant
The Health Care Assistant is not qualified as a nurse, but has undergone training to enable her to take bloods, blood pressure and carry out new patient health checks as well as carrying out certain other basic nursing procedures.
All requests for blood tests must be made through one of the doctors.
Pharmacists assist the GPs and nursing staff to carry out regular reviews for conditions such as Asthma and Hypertension as well as medication reviews. They also carry out regular clinical audits.
First Contact Physiotherapist
A First contact physiotherapist is a specialist physiotherapist who have been trained to assess and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems on a patients first contact with healthcare services such as your GP practice.
A Social prescriber will connect people with non-medical support, such as day centres, charities or community groups, in the community to improve their wellbeing and tackle social isolation.
Reception Staff and Administration Staff
Our Reception Staff are here to help you. When telephoning for medical attention our Reception Staff may ask for a few details. The doctors have asked them to make these enquiries so that they can help you in the most appropriate way. Our Reception Staff have undertaken special training and always respect patient confidentiality.
Our attached midwife is Charlotte.
Midwives care for and support pregnant women, their partners and new babies before, during and after the birth. They monitor the health of the mother, counsel her on health issues and explain the options for delivery of the baby.
Their job also involves reassuring parents, running antenatal and parenting classes, taking care of the mother and baby during labour and birth and giving advice on breast feeding.
We do not have a health visitor clinic run from this surgery but they operate out of Darlaston Health Centre.
Their telephone number is 0121 526 4260.
Health visitors are qualified nurses and have additional training in child health and development, they will monitor your child’s growth and development, answer any child health queries and help mothers to cope with children under five, advising on things like hygiene, safety, feeding and sleeping. They also co-ordinate child immunisation programmes and organise special clinics or drop-in centres.
Health visitors can also provide you with help and information regarding such issues as emotional problems, relationship difficulties, family planning and health problems and advise on healthy eating, keeping warm and getting the right exercise.