www.benpct.nhs.uk Issue 12 Spring 2007 creating a healthier future Give your child the best Pull out On the centr guide! e pages start in life, give them a this ed of ition of News i s Health patient BEN P prospec CT’s smoke free home is your tus. Th guide t is and kee o pull o p, deta ut local he ilin alth ser g your BEN PCT’s Smoke national average - vices an largely as a result of lots mo d Free Homes scheme re! was launched on smoking. Whilst smoking 31st January 2007, in public spaces will be banned during a celebratory from this Summer, this does not event at Good Hope cover enclosed private spaces such as people’s homes, Hospital. where young and unborn children can be put at risk of breathing in second hand smoke on a daily basis. A pilot Smoke Free Homes scheme is ‘‘I’m delighted to be involved in this launch and hope that currently underway this pilot will see moves towards the cultural change that across Sutton we all want to see, to ensure local children receive the best Coldfield, Erdington possible start in life.” and Kingstanding The scheme continues after the birth of a child, as primary which, if successful care healthcare workers will offer regular support and will be introduced promote the ‘smoke free’ message to all families with across the entire children up to the age of 12. Health Visitors and School Birmingham East and Nurses will also be equipped with promotional material to North PCT area. ensure that the smoke free message is communicated Dr Richard Mendelsohn (Director of within enclosed private spaces, such as the home or the car. The scheme is Public Health at BEN PCT), Carmel offered in O’Gorman (Midwifery Lead More than 17,000 children under the age of five are conjunction with Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy at admitted to midwives at Good Good Hope Hospital) and Louise hospital every year Hope Hospital, who Pritchard (Director of Operations at because of the are the first point of BEN PCT) celebrate the smoke free effects of second contact for many homes launch. hand smoke. expectant mothers Exposure to second when they attend hand smoke in their first antenatal appointment. infancy is associated Following the introduction of the Smoke Free Homes with Sudden Infant scheme, midwives are offering support for smokers and Death Syndome their families to give up smoking, together with tips to all (SIDS), and prospective parents on how to make their homes smoke respiratory tract free. infections. There is also evidence that Expectant mothers are also being provided with a range exposed children of materials that they can use on a personal basis, to are at a higher risk ensure people do not smoke around them and their of developing lung unborn baby. This includes window stickers that people cancer as adults. can put in their cars to communicate, in a non- confrontational manner, the message that they don’t If you live in want to breathe second hand smoke. Birmingham Dr Richard Mendelsohn, Director of Public Health at and would like Children and infants are more Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust opened to stop smoking vulnerable to second hand smoke the event. He said: than adults - they have smaller please call airways, faster breathing rates and “We know that life expectancy and infant mortality rates 0800 052 5855. immature immune systems. across Birmingham are significantly worse than the Look after your allergies this Spring. . . page 2 Your guide to local health services . . . pages A - D Live longer: stop smoking . . . page 3 Keep the germs at bay. . . page 4 1 Break free before the ban: stop smoking There could never be a better time to stop trained call smoking. From 1st July 2007 smoking will be handlers who banned in all enclosed public spaces. Employers can talk you and businesses will also have to ensure that their through a range staff and visitors are fully protected from tobacco of services, smoke. helping you to draw up a tailor- The ‘Call to Quit’ Service made strategy People who have successfully stopped smoking via Birmingham PCT services Birmingham has an estimated 200,000 adult for quitting. promote the ‘Call to Quit’ phone number smokers. A new stop smoking service was launched on 22nd February, which people can This could access no matter whereabouts in Birmingham include group they live. The scheme, ‘Call to Quit’, was named therapy, one-to-one sessions or support national average. In some of the more deprived following a public competition and offers through Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) parts of the city, men are dying before they reach smokers city-wide a single free phone number to which, depending on individual circumstances, 70 years of age, almost 10 years less than the ring for help and advice. can be offered free of charge. Email or average life expectancy of other more affluent telephone support can also be provided where areas. If you smoke and you ring the freephone number appropriate and people can obtain information on 0800 052 5855 you will speak to specially about what services are available through their One of the key reasons for the high number of local pharmacists and GP practices. Birmingham men dying early has been linked to the high proportion of Birmingham men who The Birmingham-wide initiative is the first of its continue to smoke. About three quarters of kind in the country and has been inspired by deaths in these deprived areas are caused by methods used by New York health services in circulatory diseases, cancers and respiratory helping people stop smoking before smoking diseases. Smoking is the largest contributor to was banned in public places. deaths from these causes. At the launch, Councillor Sue Anderson, Chair At the launch event on the 22nd February, Aston of the Health and Well Being partnership said, Villa legends Tony Morley and Gordon Cowans “The ‘Call to Quit’ scheme is an imaginative joined Birmingham City footballers Fabrice way to help people individually and support a Muamba and Neil Danns to endorse the drive to smoke free workplace and smoke free public achieve better health and well being in all areas at the same time.” Birmingham communities by quitting smoking. Improving male life expectancy So if you want to stop, ring the ‘Call to Quit’ ‘Call to Quit’ forms part of a Birmingham-wide number: 0800 052 5855 and talk to someone campaign to improve male life expectancy and who understands how to help you quit. Giving Aston Villa legends Tony Morley (back) and infant mortality rates across the city. In up smoking is an investment in your own health, Gordon Cowans (front) promote Birmingham over half the male population live and your family’s, which lasts a lifetime. Birmingham’s free stop smoking service in areas where life expectancy is below the www.calltoquit.co.uk Children make fitness fun! Children’s fun and fitness are two things that should naturally go hand in hand – and with the help of Jane Sixsmith, a member of Great Britain’s bronze medal winning 1992 Olympic women’s hockey team, Birmingham City Council have hit on a winning formula to bring them together. ‘Food 4 Sport’ is a booklet that promotes healthy eating and sporting activities. It’s aimed at children aged eight - 11 and contains simple healthy eating advice, information on the benefits of exercise and tips on motivation. The booklet is interactive throughout and uses quizzes, log pages and training programmes. As well as contact details for local sports and leisure centres the booklet has a diary which children can complete in their quest to win gold, silver and bronze awards. For further information or to obtain a copy of ‘Food 4 Sport’ you can contact Jane on Tel. 0121 303 9490 or email: email@example.com Olympic hockey player Jane Sixsmith promotes ‘Food 4 Sport’ to Moor Hall school children in her home town of Sutton Coldfield. 2 Are you a mother? Could you offer breast feeding support to others? If so, contact Jewant Singh 0121 465 5111. 2007 Keep this guide in a safe place in case you or your family need to refer to it. to local health services Top 10 tips to keep you healthy 1. Don’t smoke, and discourage your friends and family from smoking. If you want to stop smoking, call our Stop Smoking Team on 0800 052 5855. 2. Aim to eat five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day, lots of fibre and cut down on fatty foods and products rich in sugar and salt. Paul Sabapathy CBE (Chairman), Sophia Christie (Chief Executive) and Dr 3. Get active and keep fit. Take 30 Peter Thebridge (PEC Chair). minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week. Welcome . . . 4. Protect yourself against the flu. You can get the flu jab if you’re over 65 or have a chest or heart condition. ...to this special report about health services in Birmingham East and North. This guide is yours to pull-out and keep throughout the year so that you have easy access to details about health care services in your 5. Drink alcohol in moderation. Enjoy two - three units a day, but don’t get area. drunk. Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust (BEN PCT) is your local NHS organisation. The PCT’s core purpose is to work in partnership to 6. Don’t ignore changes in your body. tackle inequalities and improve the health and well being of local Speak to your doctor if you notice people. anything unusual including new lumps. In the following pages you will find some useful information about how BEN PCT, your local Primary Care Trust, is performing, how we are 7. Turn up for routine breast and cervical cancer screening appointments. responding to our patients’ needs, how you can become involved and have a say about your health care and an outline of how your money is 8. Become an expert patient. If you have being spent on local healthcare services. There is also a listing of all a long-term condition, such as GPs, dentists, opticians and pharmacists in your area. diabetes or heart disease, you can learn more about living with your The PCT continually works to improve local health services to the condition and getting the most out of benefit of our local residents. Over the last year BEN PCT has made life. Phone 0800 032 6016 for more significant progress in both improving and introducing new services for details. the local population, many of which have been shared with you through our Health News publication. For example, Birmingham Own 9. Keep warm in winter. There’s money Health has been introduced, offering telephone based support to available to help people stay warm. people with long term conditions. People are increasingly being able to Contact Health Through Warmth on access services closer to their homes and are able to choose where they 0800 316 2814. want to receive their treatment. The Warren Farm Urgent Care Centre 10. It’s good for your health to have has extended its opening hours over the last year, providing urgent friends and an active social life - don’t care between the hours of 8.30am - 6.30pm with no appointment be a couch potato, get out and get necessary. Work has also started on two new health centres in Perry involved! Common and Stockland Green. In 2006 the PCT undertook a patient survey in relation to diabetes. The outcomes of this survey are currently being collated and we will share the results with you in a future edition of Health News. We hope you find the information in this guide useful. Should you require further information please contact the PCT on the details given on page D. Sophia Christie Paul Sabapathy Dr Peter Thebridge Chief Executive Chairman Chair of the Professional Executive Committee (PEC) Want to get involved? See page D. A Your Health in Bordesley Green, Mr Manjit Rai and Partner Mr John Rees and Partners 109 Westley Road 3 Victoria Road 0121 0121 706 706 3496 1373 South Yardley and Acocks Green Mr J W Taylor and Partner Mr H F Tham 488 Bordesley Green 63 Westley Road 0121 0121 772 707 1148 8877 For more information call: 0121 765 5188 General Practitioners (GPs) (number of GPs) Optometrists (Opticians) (These optometrists offer diabetic retinopathy screening) Dr D R Aylin and Partners (4) 4 Willard Road 0121 706 0216 Dollond & Aitchinson 1082 Warwick Road 0121 706 1386 Dr M Brown (1) 475 Bordesley Green East 0844 477 8616 Dollond & Aitchinson Eyeland House, 1321 Coventry Rd 0121 707 9177 Dr N P Brown and Partners (8) 73 Yardley Green Road 0845 072 4618 Eye Opticians Ltd 41 Yardley Green Road 0121 772 4424 Dr J Cameron and Partner (2) 21 Victoria Road 0121 706 1129 Krystal Vision 1566 Coventry Road 0121 707 7004 Dr F S Haider and Partners (4) 691 Coventry Road 0121 773 4931 Rightspex Opticians 329 Green Lane 0121 773 6690 Dr M M Jones and Partners (4) 370 Gospel Lane 0121 706 5676 Dr M Lewis and Partners (6) 77 Yardley Green Road 0121 773 3737 Dr P S Moonga (1) 726-728 Coventry Road 0845 070 2696 Pharmacists Asda Pharmacy Asda Stores, Coventry Road 0121 766 4819 Dr J A Murray and Partners (5) 2 Great Wood Road 0121 766 8828 Boots The Chemist 1104 Warwick Road 0121 706 0052 Dr B L Pattni (1) 1222 Coventry Road 0121 772 1898 Boots The Chemist Unit 4, Yew Tree Retail Park, Stoney Lane 0121 783 2403 Dr J S Sanghera (1) 96 Albert Road 0121 784 0208 Co-op Pharmacy 159 Church Road 0121 783 2316 Dr T Sen-Gupta and Partners (3) 999 Warwick Road 0121 706 0501 Co-op Pharmacy 9 Oulton Boulevard East 0121 604 4600 Dr H K Wadhwa (1) 533 Hobmoor Road 0844 477 2479 Hay Mills Pharmacy 1116 Coventry Road 0121 624 1413 Dr D N Watson and Partner (2) 393 Station Road 0121 783 2893 Hingley and Co 50 Yardley Wood Road 0121 772 0397 Dr A S Zaki (1) 393 Station Road 0121 784 8101 Hingley and Co 560-562 Green Lane 0121 772 0713 Lloyds Chemist 184 School Road 0121 777 2741 Dentists Lloyds Chemist 682 Coventry Road 0121 772 0673 Mr B S Bhandal and Partners 1746 Coventry Road 0121 706 1060 Lloyds Pharmacy 317 Fox Hollies Road 0121 707 1844 Mrs G J B Cottam and Partners 20 Summer Road 0121 708 2994 Lloyds Pharmacy 1160 Warwick Road 0121 706 0374 Ms N Kashani 28 Station Road 0121 706 0275 Medicare 666 Coventry Road 0121 773 0931 Mr M Khoja and Partner 576 Warwick Road 0121 706 2289 Sainsburys Pharmacy 1149 Warwick Road 0121 708 0266 Mr T S Marok and Partners Unit 2, 1078 Warwick Road 0121 765 2870 Sehmi NS 545 Green Lane 0121 773 3075 Mr F Mohammed 408 Green Lane 0121 766 6082 Shareef Dispensing Chemist 31 Swan Centre 0121 707 3698 Mr R Patel and Partners 529 Hobmoor Road 0121 783 3597 Shellys Chemist 47 Yardley Green Road 0121 772 0025 Mr Omar Patel and Partners 628 Coventry Road 0121 772 1725 Yardley Chemist 2 Willard Road 0121 706 2723 Messrs D G Pearsall 58 Shirley Road 0121 706 0863 Mr V Prasad 1a Henry Road 0121 706 0393 Your Health in Hodge Hill and Optometrists (Opticians) (These optometrists offer diabetic retinopathy screening) Washwood Heath Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 100 Watson Road 0121 326 3505 For more information call: 0121 765 5188 T Cox Opticians 565 Washwood Heath Road 0121 327 1814 Eurospex Opticians 158 Alum Rock Road 0121 326 8181 General Practitioners (GPs) (number of GPs) Eyeworld 678 Alum Rock Road 0121 328 4328 Dr Akhtar (1) 27-29 Highfield Road 0121 328 9579 Colin Lee Opticians 12 Fox & Goose Shopping Centre 0121 784 5888 Dr M M Alvi (1) 38 Alum Rock Road 0121 328 7010 Onkar Eye Care Opticians 151 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 0620 Amaanah Medical Practice (4) Cradock Road 0121 322 8820 Ophthalmic Care Opticians 753 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 2378 Dr A C Bajpai and Partner (2) Cradock Road 0121 328 4223 S W Optics Ltd 140 Bromford Drive 0121 749 2660 Dr N H Bangash and Partners (3) 508-516 Alum Rock Road 0121 678 3800 Pak Health Centre 38 Alum Rock Road 0781 3939947 Dr R A Bhatti (1) 38 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 3926 Scrivens Ltd 17 Coleshill Road 0121 783 2555 Dr A G Hakeem (1) Cradock Road 0121 327 4939 Scrivens Ltd 300 Kitts Green Road 0121 783 3159 Dr A Hussain (1) 621 Washwood Heath Road 0121 328 0999 Sodha Optometrists 95 Alum Rock Road 0121 326 0334 Dr S Kumar and Partner (2) 140 Coleshill Road 0121 776 6444 Dr E J McQuillan (1) 30 Bloomsbury Street 0121 359 1539 Pharmacists Dr M Ramjohn and Partners (4) 794A Washwood Heath Road 0121 327 1049 Associated Chemists Ltd 881 Washwood Heath Road 0121 783 2042 Dr M Y Saigol and Partner (2) 75 - 77 Cotterills Lane 0121 327 5111 BKS Pharmacy 4A Alum Rock Road 0121 327 4643 Dr R A S Sangra (1) 120 Washwood Heath Road 0121 327 4427 Care Pharmacy 742 - 744 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 0160 Dr A U Shah (1) 38 Havelock Road 0121 328 1174 Dispharma Ltd 183 Alum Rock Road 0121 326 7343 Dr M G Shankernarayan and Partner (2) Cradock Road 0121 328 4243 Hingley and Co 195-197 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 0108 Dr M D Sheik and Partner (2) 32-34 Naseby Road 0121 327 1878 M G Fazal 25 Highfield Road 0121 328 7123 Gate Pharmacy 118 Washwood Heath Road 0121 328 4139 Dentists Lincolns Chemist 446 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 0122 Mr H Anjam and Partners 554 Washwood Heath Road 0121 327 0578 Lloyds Pharmacy 150 Bromford Drive 0121 747 2442 Mr I Azmat and Partners 694 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 0307 Lloyds Pharmacy 6 Ermington Crescent 0121 747 4433 Mr J Bardha and Partner 5 Stechford Lane 0121 783 4170 Lloyds Pharmacy 794 Washwood Heath Road 0121 327 0347 Mr Junaid Patel and Partners 2A Bowyer Road 0121 327 0577 Lloyds Pharmacy 902 Washwood Heath Road 0121 783 8680 Mr R B Shah and Partner 820 Washwood Heath Road 0121 783 2147 Pal Chemist 508 Alum Roack Road 0121 328 3412 Mr S K Sud 711 Alum Rock Road 0121 328 1746 Pal Pharmacy 117 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 2425 Richyal Chemists 229 - 231 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 5980 Solomon Chemists 188 Alum Rock Road 0121 327 0730 Your Health in Kingstanding Mr I Jayaweera Mr M C Reece and Partners 402 Kingstanding Road 862 Walsall Road 0121 373 5855 0121 358 0900 and Oscott Mr A Takhar and Partners 643 Kingstanding Road 0121 354 3579 For more information call: 0121 465 1565 Optometrists (Opticians) (These optometrists offer diabetic retinopathy screening) General Practitioners (GPs) (number of GPs) I M Hadfield Optometrists 162 Beeches Road 0121 357 1748 Dr K J Arora and Partners (4) 291 - 293 Walsall Road 0121 356 4131 Jones Opticians 103 Hawthorn Road 0121 373 2556 Dr D S Bhomra (1) Warren Farm Road 0845 675 0563 R J Owen Opticians 10 Warren Farm Road 0121 373 5790 Dr P M Dudley (1) 6 Dyas Road 0121 384 4848 Scrivens Ltd 19 Kingstanding Centre 0121 354 2100 Dr P Gonslaves (1) 432 Kingstanding Road 0121 377 8244 Scrivens Ltd 231 Hawthorn Road 0121 373 1447 Dr E Hiscock and Partners (7) 160 - 164 Streetly Road 0845 675 0559 Spectacle Company 766 Kingstanding Road 0121 355 5639 Dr G Horton and Partners (4) 352 College Road 0121 373 8842 P E Waite Optometrist 627 Walsall Road 0121 357 2118 Dr R S Kumar and Partners (7) 669 Kings Road 0845 077 0028 Vernon Walker Opticians Ltd 21 The Precinct 0121 354 2992 Dr K T Prasad and Partners (3) 9 Twickenham Road 0845 601 6576 Dr M Prasad (1) 619 Kings Road 0845 675 0561 Dr S K Ratnam (1) 250A Chester Road 0121 353 3212 Pharmacists Boots The Chemists 631 - 633 Kingstanding Road 0121 354 3800 Dr B S Sahota and Partner (2) 26 Rough Road 0121 354 4560 Lodge Pharmacy 115 Witton Lodge Road 0121 384 3198 Dr J A Senior and Partners (3) 444 Kingstanding Road 0121 373 1734 M W Phillips 26 Rough Road 0121 354 7176 M W Phillips 756 College Road 0121 384 2293 Dentists M W Phillips 9 Twickenham Road 0121 373 2754 Mr A S Godhania 402 Kingstanding Road 0121 373 5855 Mr N R Hawkesworth and Partner 354 College Road 0121 373 1471 If you need to see someone urgently, you can attend the Urgent Care Centre, Warren Farm Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham B44 0PU. No appointment required. 8.30 am - 6.30 pm 7 Days a week. You can also get medical advice by calling NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or attending the Walk in Centre at Boots in Birmingham City Centre. Your Health in Sutton Coldfield M D Bailey G J E Bannister Ltd 244 Lichfield Road 2 South Parade 0121 0121 308 354 1886 3124 Neil Berry Optometrist 6 Holland Street 0121 355 6895 For more information call: 0121 465 1562 Boots Opticians Ltd 44-46 The Parade, Gracechurch Centre 0121 354 9856 Dollond & Aitchinson 24 The Parade 0121 354 4177 General Practitioners (GPs) (number of GPs) Eyecentre Opticians 53C Reddicap Heath Road 0121 378 4724 Dr J S Bains (1) 93 Carhampton Road 0845 675 0588 Malcolm Gray & Associates 336 Lichfield Road 0121 308 4255 Dr A P Blight and Partners (9) 8 Walmley Road 0121 351 3238 Kenyon & Barlow Opticians 201 Walmley Road 0121 240 7901 Dr R C Brake and Partners (7) 17 Holly Lane 0121 377 2133 Lad & Turner Optical Practice 8 The Lane, Wylde Green 0121 350 5872 Dr C R M Broomhead and Partners (6) 331 Birmingham Road 0845 077 0030 Andrew Martin Optometrist Ltd 66 Boldmere Road 0121 354 6411 Dr J P O Chapman and Partners (6) 519 Jockey Road 0845 675 0560 Charles Morris Optometrist 28 Walmley Road 0121 351 2344 Dr A S Coutts and Partners (5) Mere Green Road 0121 308 2080 Scrivens Ltd 115 The Parade 0121 354 4534 Dr P J Ingham and Partners (4) 233 Tamworth Road 0844 477 2514 Specsavers Opticians Unit 4, Red Rose Centre, Lower Parade 0121 354 4143 Dr S C Martin and Partners (6) 61 Holland Road 0121 354 2032 Turners Opticians Ltd 4 Mere Green Road, Four Oaks 0121 308 5516 Dr E I J Moreton and Partners (4) 34 Chester Road North 0121 353 2586 Vision Express 198 Gracechurch Centre 0121 321 3353 Dr P J Mundy and Partners (8) 228 Lichfield Road 0121 308 0359 Ward Optometrists 85A Chester Road 0121 354 8168 Dr W H Robinson and Partners (5) 61 Holland Road 0845 675 0564 Dr H B Slominski (1) Mere Green Road 0121 308 2137 Pharmacists in Sutton Alliance Pharmacy 15 Hollyfield Road South 0121 378 1176 Dentists Asda Pharmacy Walmley Ash Road 0121 313 7159 Mr V Ankaran and Partner 299 Lichfield Road, Mere Green 0121 308 6075 Boots 308 Lichfield Road 0121 308 0947 Ms A Cartner 5 Mere Green Road, Mere Green 0121 323 4480 Boots 31 While Road 0121 355 3530 Mr C J Castledine and Partner 21 Mere Green Road, Four Oaks 0121 323 4492 Boots 80 - 82 Boldmere Road 0121 354 2121 Mr Christopher Shore and Partner 7 Penns Lane, Wylde Green 0121 382 6540 Boots Units 4-5, Princess Alice Retail Park 0121 354 4852 Mr S J Clements and Partner 29 Coleshill Street 0121 354 7570 Boots The Chemist Ltd 113 The Parade 0121 354 4206 Ms J Dheri and Partner 462 Walmley Road, Walmley 0121 378 4875 Boots The Chemists 352-354 Birmingham Road 0121 373 1355 Mr A A Dhopatkar and Partners 27 Coleshill Street 0121 354 5596 Boots The Chemists 44-46 The Parade 0121 354 1729 Ms N Ghabai 9 Mill Street 0121 354 9215 Boots The Chemists 84 Walsall Road 0121 308 0273 Mr S D Loescher and Partner 321 Wylde Green Road, Walmley 0121 351 1382 Brutons Pharmacy 7 Churchill Parade 0121 378 0444 Mr P E Luke 2 Four Oaks Common Road 0121 308 8822 J Sainsbury Plc 30 Mere Green Road 0121 323 3213 Mr P J A Ready and Parter 144 Boldmere Road, Boldmere 0121 354 2425 Lloyds Pharmacy Unit 1, 290 Lichfield Road 0121 308 4497 Mr M C Reece and Partner 6 Chester Road, New Oscott 0121 354 4202 Lloyds Pharmacy Ashfurlong Health Centre, 233 Tamworth Rd 0121 323 4300 Mrs A Sharma and Partner 7 Coleshill Street 0121 354 1110 Lloyds Pharmacy 416 Birmingham Road 0121 373 7992 Mr R W Skeates and Partners 14 Belwell Lane 0121 308 3273 Lloyds Pharmacy 9 Walmley Close 0121 351 1212 Mr P H Thornley and Partner 2 Walmley Chambers, Walmley Close 0121 313 3100 M W Phillips 6 Chester Road 0121 355 2122 M W Phillips 9 Sutton Oak Corner, Baker Lane 0121 353 9027 Optometrists (Opticians) Rowlands Pharmacy 12 Birmingham Road 0121 321 2768 (These optometrists offer diabetic retinopathy screening) Tesco Dispensing Chemist Chester Road North 0121 480 7549 Asda Opticians Walmley Ash Road, Minworth 0121 313 7157 Wylde Green Pharmacy 441A Birmingham Road 0121 382 0460 Optometrists (Opticians) Your Health in Stockland Green, (These optometrists offer diabetic retinopathy screening) Peter Bainbridge Optometrists 240 High Street 0121 377 7459 Erdington and Tyburn Banks Opticians Neil Berry Optometrist 551 Slade Road 556 Holly Lane 0121 0121 373 377 0435 7393 For more information call: 0121 465 1565 Boots Opticians Ltd Fort Retail Park, Fort Dunlop 0121 382 6673 Community Eyecare (UK) Ltd Hastingwood Business Centre, 0121 386 6605 General Practitioners (GPs) (number of GPs) Charles Morris Optometrist 28b York Road 0121 373 0368 Dr S Abbas and Partner (2) 70 Tangmere Drive 0121 465 1500 Scrivens Ltd 246 High Street 0121 373 0680 Dr G Areje and Partner (2) 192 Reservoir Road 0121 384 8244 Specs Direct 184 Slade Road 0121 384 2828 Dr M E Bhatti (1) 122 Sutton Road 0121 373 0056 Specsavers Opticians 138 High Street 0121 382 1477 Dr F H Cole and Partners (4) 200 Tangmere Drive 0121 748 8200 Vision Express (UK) Ltd Unit 9A, The Fort Shopping Park 0121 384 3110 Dr C Dunford and Partners (1) 26 High Street 0121 373 0086 Ward Opticians 202 Sutton New Road 0121 373 6897 Dr P S Jhittay (1) 273 Kingsbury Road 0845 675 0569 Dr P D Murphy and Partners (5) 103 Wood End Road 0121 373 0085 Pharmacists in Stockland Green, Erdington and Tyburn Dr M T Nazki (1) 192 Reservoir Road 0121 373 5405 Alliance Pharmacy 620 Kingsbury Road 0121 373 1029 Dr S L Perkins and Partners (7) 1128 Tyburn Road 0845 675 0573 Boots The Chemist 87 High Street 0121 373 0145 Dr A Sellerajah (1) 115 Humberstone Road 0121 351 3321 Boots The Chemist Unit 8, Fort Retail Park, Wood Lane 0121 382 9868 Dr J A Sherlaw and Partners (4) 158 Reservoir Road 0121 373 0601 Buchan Chemists 196 Streetly Road 0121 373 1468 Jhoots Pharmacy 70 Station Road 0121 373 2796 Dentists K & K Pharmacy 27 High Street 0121 748 6121 Mr S J Clements and Partners 1st Floor, Tangmere Square 0121 747 6539 Lloyds Pharmacy 163 Reservoir Road 0121 382 5919 Mrs S W Goh 32 Marsh Hill 0121 350 4109 Lloyds Pharmacy 3 Tangmere Square, Tangmere Drive 0121 747 6546 Mr H K Gupta and Partners 129 Gravelly Hill North 0121 373 0462 Lloyds Pharmacy 330 Slade Road 0121 373 9906 Mr A Hussain and Partner 62 Gravelly Hill 0121 327 2358 Lloyds Pharmacy 46-46a High Street 0121 350 0321 Ms S Mosedale and Partner 192 Reservoir Road 0121 373 3160 MW Phillips 273 Kingsbury Road 0121 377 6042 Mr P J Roberts 273A Kingsbury Road 0121 384 6759 Prinja Pharmacy 1097 Chester Road 0121 373 3321 Mr R P Robinson and Partners Denbigh House, 117 Sutton Road 0121 377 6581 Prinja Pharmacy 1128 Tyburn Road 0121 377 7956 Mr A J Scheifla and Partners 32 Summer Road 0121 373 0244 Superdrug Pharmacy 94-100 High Street 0121 350 5656 Wheelwright Pharmacy 238 Wheelwright Road 0121 373 4445 Wood End Pharmacy 103 Wood End Road 0121 350 0614 Mr V Sudra 221 Heathway 0121 747 8227 Your Health in Sheldon, Shard End, Tile Cross Dental Practice 21A Bell Lane 0121 779 2112 Mr L L Williams 151 New Coventry Road 0121 743 2090 Stechford and Yardley North Optometrists (Opticians) For more information call: 0121 465 1562 (These optometrists offer diabetic retinopathy screening) Dollond & Aitchinson 2236 Coventry Road 0121 743 3360 General Practitioners (GPs) (number of GPs) J Ellis Opticians 146 Church Road 0121 784 8022 Dr AFC Ainsworth and Partners (6) 160 Shard End Crescent 0121 747 8291 K G Harris 119 Shard End Crescent 0121 747 2207 Dr HV Anantharaman (1) 263 Tile Cross Road 0121 779 7333 Optical Express 165B Church Road 0121 783 5250 Dr M E Broomhead (2) 2 Schoolacre Road 0845 675 0567 Opti - call Opticians 269 Flaxley Road 0121 783 7993 Dr R Chopra (1) 172 Garretts Green Lane 0121 743 3003 Scrivens Ltd 2162 Coventry Road 0121 743 2704 Dr S K Dhamija (1) 98-100 Lea Village 0121 789 9565 Dr N E Gaballa (1) 315 Sheldon Heath Road 0121 743 2626 Pharmacists Dr N M Gohil (1) 197 Belchers Lane 0121 772 0383 Alliance Pharmacy 78-96 Poolway 0121 783 5562 Dr A L Goldstein (1) Scholars Gate 0121 785 0795 Alliance Pharmacy 38 East Meadway 0121 783 2475 Dr I U Haq (1) 87 Kempson Road 0121 747 3586 Chesters Pharmacy 16 Timberly Lane 0121 748 1501 Dr B S Jheeta (1) 169-171 Church Road 0121 743 5511 Dranes Pharmacy 136 Garretts Green Lane 0121 743 2082 Dr I Khan (1) 113 Church Lane 0121 783 2861 G Goulding 119 Church Lane 0121 783 2126 Dr M M Latthe and Partner (2) 36 Bucklands End Lane 0845 675 0588 G Goulding 20 Glebe Farm Road 0121 784 5328 Dr P Machin and Partners (7) 90 Church Road 0845 675 0565 Heathway Pharmacy 207 Heath Way 0121 747 2133 Dr M M M Mina and Partner (2) 25 Cranes Park Road 0121 743 2018 Lloyds Pharmacy 10 Glebe Farm Road 0121 786 2960 Dr V R Peddi (1) 15 Rowlands Road 0121 706 6623 Lloyds Pharmacy 153 Station Road 0121 783 3823 Dr P K Sahay (1) Scholars Gate 0121 789 7607 Lloyds Pharmacy 1754 Coventry Road 0121 742 5679 Dr N Saikia-Varman and Partner (2) 111 Church Lane 0845 675 0579 Lloyds Pharmacy 2154 - 2156 Coventry Road 0121 743 8808 Lloyds Pharmacy 2222 Coventry Road 0121 743 3676 Dentists Lloyds Pharmacy 291 Church Road 0121 743 2385 Mr L Ali and Partners 21 Glebe Farm Road 0121 789 7040 Lloyds Pharmacy 3 Bell Lane 0121 779 2540 Mr L Ali and Partners 197 The Meadway 0121 783 1441 Lloyds Pharmacy 82-84 Lea Village 0121 784 2448 Mrs A N Arshad and Partner 22 Manor House Lane 0121 743 2503 MY Dispensing Chemist 311 Bordesley Green East 0121 783 3335 Mr J W Currigan 104 Lea Village 0121 784 9641 National Co-op Chemist 162 Shard End Crescent 0121 747 4585 Mr E F Reynolds and Partners 26 Sheaf Lane 0121 743 5516 Pan Pharmacy 297 - 299 Church Road 0121 742 9599 Mr J Skrybant 2263A Coventry Road 0121 743 2669 Poolway Pharmacy 95 The Poolway 0121 786 1807 Hospital Accident and Emergency departments should only be used in real emergencies. Your nearest ones are: Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Tel. 0121 424 2000 • Good Hope Hospital Tel. 0121 378 2211 City Hosptial Tel. 0121 554 3801 • Selly Oak Hospital Tel. 0121 627 1627 If you’re unsure about whether to go to A&E, ring NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. PCT receives an annual health check Every year the PCT is assessed in terms of performance in meeting national targets and standards set by the Government. This assessment seeks to demonstrate whether local residents have good access to the healthcare services they need, that the services provide value for money, and that residents receive prompt care and treatment by the NHS. In October 2006 the Annual Health Check ratings for BEN PCT were presented for its two predecessor organisations - Eastern Birmingham PCT and North Birmingham PCT. Both PCTs were fully compliant with national As a PCT we value the views of our local community and welcome any local resident to become involved in healthcare standards in this assessment and shaping local health care services. fully met all existing national targets. Eastern Birmingham PCT was assessed as ‘fair’ for both the quality of services offered by the PCT and its use of resources, whereas North Birmingham PCT received an ‘excellent’ rating for quality of services and ‘weak’ for Get involved and have your say! use of resources. A key goal of Birmingham East and North PCT is to be so responsive to the population we serve so that no one waits The PCT is committed to involving patients Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) are here to for the health care they need and these and the public in the planning, improvement help. ratings indicate good progress towards this and delivery of local healthcare services. goal. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is The PALS service aims to: dedicated to ensuring local residents have a • Advise and support patients, their families Upon receiving these results, BEN PCT Chief say and make a difference to the planning and and carers Executive Sophia Christie said: “The ratings provision of their healthcare. There are a • Provide information on local NHS services demonstrate we have a good basis on which number of different ways you can participate • Listen to your concerns, suggestions or to further develop services for people in in various projects and have an input - this can queries Birmingham East and North. They also give a vary from simply talking to us about your • Help sort out problems quickly on your clear indication of where we can further experiences to attending regular planning behalf. develop our services and make better use of meetings, depending on the level you would PALS provides confidential, on-the-spot advice our resources, particularly in sexual health like to become involved. For further details or and support, helping you to sort out any services and faster access to diagnostic to discuss any of the following suggestions, concerns you may have about the care we support for GPs. We are already making please contact Annette Hearnden, PPI provide, guiding you through the different progress in these areas and I am confident that the new Birmingham East and North Manager on 0121 380 9032. services available from the NHS. PCT will continue to improve year on year.” PALS can be contacted on freephone 0800 328 Community engagement 3205. An interpreter service is also available for BEN PCT’s Neighbourhood Health anyone who would like to speak to PALS in a Development Officers are responsible for different language. establishing and maintaining relationships with voluntary and community sector Comments and complaints organisations throughout the BEN PCT area. BEN PCT aims to provide consistently high The team informs the PCT of regeneration and quality services to our patients. However, should funding opportunities and promotes health our services not meet such expectations we and well being to local communities. To need to know, so that we can do something contact your local Neighbourhood Health about it. Any complaints relating to services Development Officer please call the PCT on provided by the PCT including community 0121 333 4113. health services such as district nursing, should be sent in writing to: Pat Jones, Complaints A little help from your PALS... Manager, Birmingham East and North PCT, 4th As a patient, relative or carer sometimes you Floor, Waterlinks House, Richard Street, Aston, Just like our patients, the PCT also has regular may need to turn to someone for help, advice Birmingham B7 4AA check-ups. and support. At these times, BEN PCT’s Patient or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org How your money is making a £p£p£p£p£p£p£p difference Over the 2006/07 financial year the PCT has spent £1239 per person on health care in Birmingham East and North. This money is being used to pay for an ever- How you can find out more For further information on the work of the PCT or to obtain more copies of this guide, please contact the PCT on 0121 333 4113, email email@example.com or visit www.benpct.nhs.uk £p£p£p£p£p£p£p increasing number of treatments and services provided to patients outside of hospital, in a community setting. It is also meeting the costs of improved specialist services for those people who do need to go to hospital, as well as funding new drugs that are considered to be more effective. For every £1 spent, this is where it goes: This information is also available in alternative formats and languages on request. £p£p£p£p£p£p£p 41p General hospital services - A&E, outpatient clinics, inpatient care and maternity services. 12p Medicines - prescribed by local GPs 13p Community health services 8p Mental health services 12p Specialised hospital services - including £p£p£p£p£p£p£p services for people with heart disease, cancer and kidney failure. 10p GP provided services - service provided by your family doctor 4p Adult learning disability services. To contact BEN PCT: 4th Floor, Waterlinks House, Richard Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4AA D Tel: 0121 333 4113 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.benpct.nhs.uk Top 10 foods to keep you motivated this spring Want to put a spring in your step? The dreary, dark days of winter are behind us and the fresh spring days are here - so what better time to embrace some new foods? Try our top tips to help keep you full of the joys of spring and motivated all season long. 1. Warm start Begin the day with porridge. Oats help you to lower your Beat hay fever risk of heart disease and will keep you going until lunch. 2. Crisp start this summer Try wholemeal toast with a low fat spread. Wholemeal products can help lower your risk of heart disease. 3. Fishy stuff Give oily fish such as mackerel, salmon or sardines a go. They are Hay fever is a very common condition in the UK. It is caused by an allergy to grass or hay beneficial for your heart pollens, and usually occurs during the spring and summer months. Grass is in flower from and quick and easy to May to July and is the most common cause of hay fever during Spring. Exactly when you cook. get it depends on which pollens you are allergic to. 4. Spring low Take this opportunity Tree pollens are also a common cause of hay fever during Spring. Some people get hay to start choosing low fever into the autumn months as well. However, this is not as common and is usually fat products. A caused by weeds such as nettles and docks, late flowering plants and mould spores. reduction in fat can result in many heart Hay fever symptoms health benefits. • Nose symptoms: Sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose, itching in the nose, throat, and deep in the ears 5. No Salt Use rosemary, garlic, lemon or • Headache: due to sinusitis caused by swelling in the nose pepper as a seasoning in place • Eye symptoms: watering, redness, itching, gritty feeling in the eyes, swelling of the whites of the eyes of salt. Salt is important to avoid if you have high blood • Chest symptoms: Wheezing or a feeling of tightness in the chest pressure. Self care tips - Managing your symptoms 1. Talk to your Pharmacist. 6. Spring greens • They can provide you with up to date information on the most effective treatments that won’t make you sleepy or stop you concentrating on your work or tasks Try in-season spinach, watercress and radish • You can obtain antihistamine tablets or nasal sprays, steroidal nasal sprays or drops and eye drops over the counter at your pharmacist combined with tomatoes in a salad or sandwich to make up a daily portion of your fruit 2. Be well informed - know when the season starts. and vegetable intake. • The main hay fever season in central Britain starts in the first half of June and continues to early August, though there is grass pollen in the atmosphere before and especially after 7. Juicy fruits this A bowl of refreshing strawberries, • Look out for details of the pollen count which is often given in the media raspberries, melon, peaches • If it’s early evening, humid or windy, the pollen count is likely to be higher and mangos, with no added 3. Starting treatment early can keep your hay fever mild. extras, will count towards • Hay fever can make your nose inflamed and sensitive your 5 a day target. • As the season goes on you may get worse trouble from the same amount of pollen 8. Suitable snacks • Some treatments stop this from happening. Starting your treatment just before you expect your hay fever season to start can mean you need less treatment to get a good Nuts, seeds, salad, carrot and result celery sticks, dried and fresh • Make sure you have stock of your usual medication fruit can be chosen as a healthy snack. 4. Avoid the pollen season • Plan your summer holiday in a country with less pollen, or at a time when you are most likely to be affected by hay fever symptoms 9. Maximise your meat Meat is a fantastic source of • Keep doors and windows shut during the high pollen season; this will help to lower indoor pollen exposure. Avoid grassy areas and iron and protein. Choose lean cuts of meat and cut cutting grass off any visible fat. • If you can work in an air conditioned building this can help a lot • If you drive, keep your windows closed. An air-conditioned car may also be very good because of the air filtering it provides 10. Be full of beans • Change your clothes and take a shower after being outdoors Try adding lentils, beans, • Vacuum and damp dust regularly pulses or chickpeas into If your symptoms persist or your over the counter medication is not stews, soups or curries. working, then you should contact your GP who may decide to carry out tests to find out what you are allergic to. For more information on healthy eating visit www.eatwell.gov.uk 3 What you can do about ‘superbugs’ Hardly a week goes by without a ‘superbug’ without causing a problem. Normal ‘good’ Your doctor will always advise story hitting the headlines. There are a number bacteria present in the intestines keep C. diff. of things we can all do to prevent the spread in check but some antibiotics can kill the you to finish an entire course of of bugs and infections. Here we take a look at ‘good’ bacteria too allowing C. diff. to take antibiotics. Do not a couple of the bugs that have made the news hold. The toxins produced cause diarrhoea. ignore this advice. recently. Alcohol hand gels do not prevent this infection. MRSA MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus What can you do? What is bacteria? Aureus) describes any strain (or type) of the • Regular, careful hand washing with soap and water if looking after yourself We all have 5,000 to 10,000 different bacteria in or on our bodies - mostly staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to various antibiotics. Bacteria have been around or someone else at home good but some are bad. Though found for millions of years and they tend to be • Always wash your hands before and after preparing food on all surfaces exposed to the increasingly resistant to modern medicines. environment (skin, eyes, mouth, nose), MRSA is specifically resistant to Methiciillin. • Do not prepare food for others if your are suffering from diarrhoea the vast majority of bacteria live in the large intestine. Bacteria is vital for Many of us harmlessly carry the bacteria that • Wash your hands after using the toilet continued good health. For example, can cause MRSA on our skin, so it is important • Cover any cuts with a clean plaster bacteria help us digest food and make to remember that MRSA is rarely a threat to • Keep your nails short and clean vitamins. They can also help us fight healthy people. The organism can be passed on • Wash your hands if they look dirty through physical contact, or can become • Use a moisturising hand cream to infections and control those bacteria that can make us ill. airborne if moved, i.e. by shaking sheets in the prevent dry skin air. If passed on to someone who is ill or weak, it can cause a much more serious infection. What can you expect from health care staff? What can you do? • That they will maintain a very high • Hospital visitors should use the alcohol standard of hygiene hand gel on entering and leaving a • Staff may need to isolate people with contagious infections and will take extra ward • Ask health care professionals if they care when treating them have washed their hands before • Staff will wash and dry their hands before and after caring for patients examining you (don’t feel afraid to ask this question) • Staff should wear disposable gloves when in contact with open wounds, Clostridium difficile handling needles or inserting a drip, and then wash their hands on glove Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a major cause of removal. diarrhoea and colitis (inflammation of the lower bowel) that mostly affects elderly • Remember you can always ask health care staff about infection control patients who already have other illnesses. 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