How we provide your healthcare
We have improved the way you are able to consult with a health professional, and now offer the following:
- Face to Face appointments
- Telephone appointments
- Video appointments
You are able to request the type of appointment you prefer – the clinician will do their best to meet this depending on appropriateness and availability. If you are not being seen face-to-face, we have the option of seeing a photo of the issue prior to speaking to you, so that we can quickly and efficiently provide your care.
You may also be signposted to clinical colleagues that are well placed to provide expert and timely advice:
- Pharmacists (for minor conditions)
- Optometrists (for eye conditions)
- Dentists (for tooth conditions)
- Mental Health teams (for mental health concerns)
- Social Prescribing Link Workers (for non-clinical advice including benefits and social concerns)
- Citizens Advice Bureau (for non clinical concerns)
- Family Planning allied services (for termination of pregnancy, vasectomy, and family planning advice)
Clinics & Services provided by The Limes Medical Centre
At The Limes Medical Centre we can advise you on alcohol related health issues or on how to reduce your alcohol intake. See your GP or speak to reception for an appointment.
At The Limes Medical Centre we hold weekly baby clinics to help you monitor your babies health and wellbeing in their first few months, and provide routine child vaccinations.
Cervical Cytology Screening
Women aged 25-64 who are registered with a GP are automatically invited for cervical screening. This includes women who have had the HPV vaccination, as the vaccine doesn’t guarantee complete protection against cervical cancer.
Childhood Vaccinations Service
We hold regular child vaccination clinics and vaccinations by appointment. Speak to to reception to book and appointment for your child.
Chronic Disease Management including:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Mental Health
- Stroke and TIA
Our specialist teams and clinics are in place to help people who are managing a chronic disease. Speak to reception or your GP about what services are in place to help you and your family.
The Limes Medical Centre can prescribe emergency contraception if required. Speak to your GP or Nurse for more information.
Family Planning and Preconception Advice
If you are looking to start a family and want advice our nurses and doctors can help you with advice and referrals to other services.
If you have been prescribed Goserlin or Zoladex injections we have a team in place to administer your medication. Speak to your GP about the options.
We have an onsite member of staff each week at out Small Heath site that is able to discuss your long term health goals with you. In particular if you wish to gain help with looking after your long term health condition, your weight, or how your condition affects you. Speak to our reception team to find out more.
Influenza (Flu), Pnuemoccocal, and Shingles Vaccinations
Flu jabs are available at The Limes Medical Centre. Anyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women, children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease) and children and adults with weakened immune systems are recommended to have the vaccine. Pneumococcal vaccination is available to specific groups of people (see here for more information). Shingles vaccination is available to specific groups of people (see here for more information).
If you have been prescribed medication via injections we have appointments available to administer your treatment (please note, some types of injection will be referred on to a specialist service). Speak to reception or you GP to manage your appointments.
New Patient Health Checks
When you join the surgery we carry out a New Patient check to assess your health and wellbeing and discuss details of any ongoing conditions you may have. You can register with reception.
If you need a blood test this can be carried out at The Limes Medical Centre, for available times please speak to reception.
Rheumatology Monitoring Services
If you have been diagnosed with a joint, muscle or ligament condition such as arthritis we offer regular checkups to help you manage your condition.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Quitting smoking is difficult, that’s why we offer free stop smoking support clinics which will help you on your journey to a healthier, smoke free life. Please speak to reception for more details.
Travelling abroad? You may need travel vaccinations or medication, these services often come with an additional cost. Speak to reception about travel clinics and appointments. Please note, The Limes Medical Centre does not provide the full range of travel vaccines required for certain countries. Please speak to reception if you require more information.
Well Man Clinic including Health MOT
The NHS now offers every man over 40 with a free health check, this is important and can help you stay healthy. Speak to reception to book your appointment.
Well Woman Clinic including Health MOT
The NHS now offers every woman over 40 with a free health check, this is important and can help you stay healthy. Speak to reception to book your appointment.
Clinics & Services that are run within the SDS MyHealthcare Federation
Post Surgical Wound Care Management
After you have had an operation you may need help with caring and cleaning your wound, we have a range of nurses and doctors who can help you with this.
Extended Access GP appointments
We can arrange for pre-booked appointments with a GP – who can access to your medical records – up to 7 days a week at one of the MyHealthcare Federation Hubs (Burbury, Fernley, Fernbank, Harborne, River Brook, West Heath).
Extended Access Nurse and HCA appointments
We can arrange for pre-booked appointments with a nurse of HCA – who can access your medical records – up to 7 days a week at one of the MyHealthcare Federation Hubs (Burbury, Fernley, Fernbank, Harborne, River Brook, West Heath).
Virtual GP appointments
We can arrange for you to have a telephone or video call with a GP in Birmingham if you do not need to have a face-to-face appointment.
We can arrange for a specialist team to review your medical records and see if there are any changes that can help improve your diabetes control. This service can also see you face-to-face if it is considered more appropriate.
Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic
We can arrange for a specialist team to review your medical records and see if there are any changes that can help maintain your kidney function, if you have chronic kidney disease. This service can also see you face-to-face if it is considered more appropriate.
Complex wound care
We can arrange for specialist nurses to review your complex wounds.
We can arrange for your ECG to be performed, if your GP or nurse believes you require one, in a local practice instead of the local hospital.
We can refer you if you need certain types of minor surgery, this is done after review by your GP.
We can arrange for a specialist team to review your medical records and see if there are any changes that can help ensure you stay as mobile and well as possible, if you have had difficulty with e.g. falls.
Asthma and COPD (Respiratory) Clinic
We can arrange for a specialist team to perform an annual review on for your COPD or asthma, if clinics at The Limes Medical Centre are inconvenient.
Clinics & Services that we may refer or signpost you to
Anti-Coagulation Initiation and Monitoring
These are regular clinics in place for patients who require blood monitoring.
Antenatal /Postnatal Maternity Services including Midwifery
We can arrange for you to be seen by the midwives if you are pregnant. Speak to reception for more information.
Birmingham Healthy Minds
The Limes Medical Centre can help ensure mental health and wellbeing is as good as it can be, by helping you get in touch with psychotherapy service run by Birmingham Healthy Minds.
Birmingham Women’s Aid
Are you a woman or a child affected by domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse? Have you experienced or are you worried about forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation?
Are you a young woman who has experienced violence or abuse in your relationship? Birmingham’s Women’s Aid are here to listen and help.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice can give you free impartial legal, financial, social and educational advice.
Dietary Advice Services and Health Trainers
Depending on your health condition, we can refer you to a team to help you plan and manage your diet.
Drug Addiction and Misuse Services
We can refer you to drug workers who are in place to help you if you have a substance addiction or misuse problem.
If you are patient diagnosed with COPD you may be referred to the Pulmonary Rehab clinic which will help you manage your condition.
Sexual Health Services
Our nurses and doctors are specially trained to offer sexual health testing, advice and medication. Speak to reception or see your doctor for an appointment. In Birmingham, these services are run by Umbrella.