University Medical Practice5 Pritchatts RoadEdgbastonBirmingham, B15 2QUTel: 0121 687 3055 option 1
Please book in with a member of our Nursing staff.
Please update the practice if you have changed address or telephone number - it is vital that we have correct contact details. Please select the Online Services from our Quick Links menu on the right. You must live within our practice area to remain registered with us - look at the practice area map in the New Patients tab to check where you live.
The University has introduced Pay & Display around our car park at the back of the surgery. Patients attending the surgery for 90 minutes or less can park without charge in the car park area closest to the surgery.
All patients have a named doctor and you will be informed who that is when you register for the first time. However we have an "open list policy" which means you are welcome to see whichever doctor you choose but we would strongly advise trying to see a consistent doctor, especially for long term health conditions. Please see here for more information.
Registering is simple and involves completing a short form for the health authority and seeing the practice nurse for a brief health check. It helps us if you know the details of your existing GP and your NHS number.
It can take several weeks for your notes to arrive from your home doctor, so please bring any relevant information with you.
Most students register around the start of the autumn term and the practice is specially set up to cope with the large numbers of people joining us for the 1st week of term; please try and register then rather than waiting until you have an urgent problem.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
We welcome short term visitors who have a medical problem needing urgent treatment to see us on a "temporary resident" basis. This does not cover routine monitoring of existing conditions.
Unfortunately we cannot offer this service for students who are in Birmingham for more than 1 month or on full-time courses - the Department of Health recommends that students register where they are resident for the majority of the year.
Some overseas visitors may be offered private care - please check with reception for our current fees but if you (and your family) are staying in the UK for more than 3 months then you will generally be entitled to NHS care and can register - we will need to check your visa and student status so please bring appropriate documentation.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Please check first that you live in the practice area boundary.
First print off and complete the relevant registration form below, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice. You can also post us the forms and this will complete your registration - we may need to contact you if there are any clarifications needed.
Note that there are different forms for Birmingham University students, non-student adults (and students at other institutions), and children. Please complete the forms as fully as possible and note that if you score more than 4 on the alcohol questionnaire, then you will need to see the practice nurse to complete your registration.
Note that Student Registration is ONLY for Birmingham University students:(see the student hall of accommodation page to check your address)
We ask ALL patients to provide some form of ID prior to completing registration as an NHS patient on a temporary or full-time basis. When you first attend the practice you will need to bring one of the following:
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
Are you part of the University or Academic Department of General Practice?
No - we are entirely independant of the University of Birmingham, including the academic Department of General Practice. We happen to be sited amongst University owned buildings and have University provided signs for practical reasons
Do I have to be a student to register?
No - we welcome anyone who lives within our practice area to register with us.
Can I remain registered after finishing as a student?
Yes - you are very welcome to continue being registered.
I want to remain registered with my home GP
The Department of Health recomends that students are registered where they spend most of their time - this will almost certainly be in Birmingham. We are not able to see people on a repeated basis, provide routine prescriptions or vaccinations, or do home visits for people on a Temporary Registration basis. Being registered in Birmingham should have no impact on any medical care - such as specialists appointments - that you receive at home.
How does the repeat prescription system work?
You need to see a doctor first and agree a repeat prescription is appropriate. Once a prescription is set-up then you can obtain regular prescriptions without a further appointment, until the set medication review date is reached. Each prescription will usually last for 2 months. We will not usually issue larger amounts or put certain drugs, such as anti-depressants, onto repeat, apart from in exceptional circumstances.
I have moved outside the practice area - what do I need to do?
You need to register with another GP. We regret that we cannot make exceptions to this requirement. You can check where other surgeries are located via NHS Direct, or the Primary Care Trust (PCT) covering the area where you have moved to will be able to inform you of local doctors and dentists taking NHS registrations.
How do I access out of hours care?
For urgent problems, phone the out of hours service provider - Primecare - on 0845 603 01761 between 17:30 to 18:30 and 08:00 to 08:45 Monday to Friday. Otherwise call 111 at all other times. In an emergency only - call 999 for an ambulance.
I find it difficult to make appointments
There are plenty of appointments bookable up to 2 weeks in advance for all doctors. They can be booked at any time. Book on the day appointments open for booking at strictly 8:45 and 1:45 and they can be taken very rapidly. The staff will NOT book appointments even a few minutes before these times, so please try to use the book ahead appointments whenever possible.
It is vital for us to have your address in hall in the correct format for your registration so please check your details below:
Blk Flt Rm AITKEN
31 The Boulevard
Flat Metchley Hall
215 Metchley Lane
Rm Alexandra Residential Club
27 Norfolk Road
Flt Rm LIBERTY COURT
Flt NORTON COURT
Metchley Park Road
Queens Hospital Close
Blk Flt Rm ASHCROFT
B1 F 1 to 9 B2 F 10 to 18
B3 F 19 to 24 B4 F 25 to 33
140 Bath Row
Apartment 1 – 87 B15 1NQ
Apartment 88 - 174 B15 1NX
Flt NUFFIELD HOUSE
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre
Flt Rm SHACKLETON
Flt Rm LIBERTY GARDENS
Flt Rm JARRATT HALL
Flat 1 – 87 B29 6FQ
Flat 88 – 129 B29 6FG
Flt Rm OAKLEY COURT
Flt THE SPINNEY
Flt Rm Links View
100 Ferncliffe Road
Blk Flt Rm Opal1
Blk Flt Rm TENNIS COURT
Edgbaston Park Road
Flat 1 – 66 B15 2RE
Flat 67 – 102 B15 2RF
Flat 103 – 138 B15 2RB
Flt Rm Douper Hall
Blk Flt Rm MAPLE BANK
Flat 1 – 51 B15 3TE
Flat 52 – 93 B15 3TF
Flt Rm PRITCHATTS HOUSE
9A Pritchatts Road
Blk Flt Rm VICTORIA HALL
17 Grange Road
Flt Rm Elgar Court
Flat Mason The Vale
Flat 1 – 68 B15 2RQ
Flat 69 – 159 B15 2RU
3, 7, 9, 11 Pritchatts Road
The Practice leaflet is given to every new patient who registers and summarises the services that we offer.
You can download a copy here:
University Medical Practice Booklet - Sep 2016.pdf
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