Welcome to Downsfield Medical centre
We are a long established practice which offers a high standard of modern medical care. We offer health promotion and disease prevention clinics run by the practice multi-disciplinary team. Our practice is an accredited training practice which means Foundation Year 2 (FY2) doctors and general practice specialist registrars work in the surgery.
Foundation Doctors work in our practice for six months at a time. They are recently qualified doctors who will consult, then discuss your case with one of the more experienced doctors. General Practice Specialist Registrars come to the practice as part of their training to work for up to twelve months towards the end of their specialist general practice training to gain further experience in general practice and take the GP membership examination.
The registrars are closely supervised by a GP Trainer ( Dr Sharma), and the trainer has had substantial training in order to be accredited for his role.
The Practice also has to meet a number of standards criteria to achieve Training Practice status.
The trainees sometimes use video cameras during their consultations. This is for training purposes and the camera is focused on the doctor to assess their consultation skills. You will be asked for your written consent to allow us to film your consultation and full details will be given to you at the time, both before and after the consultation.
Our aims are to offer the highest standard of health care and advice to our patients, with the resources available to us.We have a team approach to patient care and endeavour to monitor the service provided to patients, to ensure that it meets current standards of excellence. We are dedicated to ensuring that practice staff and doctors are trained to the highest level and to provide a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.
We are part of the Birmingham Cross City Clinical Commissioning Group (BCC CCG) and work closely with all other practices within our area.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times, download a registration form and come and see us.