Dr Peter Ingham Elected Clinical Chair Of The Birmingham & Solihull Commissioning Group
We are happy to announce that Dr Ingham has been elected as Clinical Chair of the Birmingham & Solihull Commissioning Group. The Commissioning Group is the organisation which oversees the Healthcare spend for GP services, Community services and Hospitals within the Birmingham & Solihull locality. This is clearly a significant role and we congratulate Dr Ingham in his new post.
Accepting this role means that Dr Ingham has to reduce his clinical sessions within the practice. He is therefore going to job share with Dr Murali Muniyappa and between them they will continue to offer the highest possible patient care within the practice.
Dr Ingham would like to thank his practice staff and patients for all of their good wishes and support as he takes on his new role.
Important Patient Notice
Repeat Prescription Requests will no longer be accepted from Pharmacies from 02/01/2018
This refers to Pharmacy's Managed Repeat Services (Pharmacies ordering medication on patient's behalf)
From Tuesday the 2nd of January 2018 the practice will be changing to the previous system where requests for repeat prescriptions MUST be made by the patient via the practice. Your preferred pharmacy will still be able to collect your prescription from the surgery on your behalf.
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From 1st July 2017, the practices below have joined together to create a new large merged practice called “Sutton Coldfield Group Practice”. This will give us more time to spend with our patients a provide you with a better health service .
The merger includes the following surgeries:
- Falcon Medical Centre
- Four Oaks Medical Centre
- Ley Hill Surgery
- Sutton Park Surgery
- Tudor Practice
- Vesey Practice
Dr Barry Ingham - 09.08.1928 - 17.04.2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Barry Ingham. He battled Parkinson's Disease without complaint for many years. He died peacefully on Monday night in the presence of his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Margaret, children and grandchildren, and his many friends and patients. He loved his patients and his practice. He worked in Sutton for 34 years, initially from 1959 as a single hander, then in partnership with Richard Brown, and finally in partnership with his son, Peter, and Joyce Collier until his retirement in 1993.
Over the 25 years of Peter working in the practice, hardly a day has gone by without patients enquiring about his father. The family are greatly consoled knowing how fondly Barry was regarded in the Sutton community.
A service of remembrance will be held at Sutton Crematorium at 3.30pm on Friday 28th April. All are welcome.
Donations to the Parkinson’s Society (please enquire at Reception)
Care of your ears
Ear Syringing is used to clear ear wax from ears that is causing reduced hearing. This service will no longer be available at the surgery. We have put together an INFORMATION LEAFLET designed to help you care for your ears.
YOU CAN NOW BOOK ON THE DAY FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS IN OUR URGENT CARE CLINIC ONLINE
This clinic is for conditions such as coughs & colds, minor injuries, urine infections, skin complaints, children with fever, allergies, abdominal pain, diarrhea & vomiting, muscle & joint injuries, eye problems and ear, nose or throat infections
In the past 3 months 300 of our patients failed to attend booked appointments, totalling to 62.5 hours’ worth of clinicians time.
100 of those appointments were with Doctors and over 200 were with our Practice nurses.
In total, 35 hours’ worth of nurses appointments were wasted in the last 3 months alone, which could have been used for an extra;
If you can no longer attend your appointment please telephone reception as soon as possible to cancel it so that we are able to offer your appointment to another patient
Recent feedback from patients...
"Thank you to all the doctors and the always smiling front line staff"
"In my opinion, it is without doubt that this is a fabulous GP surgery run by a dedicated team of professionals. They offer a wide range of medical services and easy access to them. It is as if they continually strive to push the boundaries, underpinned by a genuine mantra of altruism for all concerned"
"This practice must surely be one by which others should measure themselves"
"All of the team ranging from the receptionists, nurses to the G.P's treat you with humility, understanding and respect"
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Important Information Regarding A&E
Attendances at A&E are a considerable cost to the practice. Please be aware that for minor ailments there is an Urgent Care Clinic available at the Practice, run by Advanced Nurse Practitioner Mary Upson, with appointments available every day within normal surgery opening hours. If you have a problem that cannot wait until the next day, during out of hours, please contact The NHS 111 Service by dialing 111 from your phone. Walk in centres at Warren Farm and Sir Robert Peel should also be considered prior to attendance at A&E.