The Vesey, Private clinic in Sutton Coldfield & Birmingham.

Worried about a loved one and an acute illness? See an expert in our minor illness service in Birmingham.

Adults Acute Minor Illness Service

The Adults Acute Minor Illness Service is a critical healthcare resource that ensures individuals have access to expert pharmaceutical care and advice during times when standard pharmacy hours are unavailable. This service is designed to offer convenience, support, and peace of mind, ensuring that patients receive the medications and guidance they need outside of regular pharmacy operating hours.

**Key Features:**

1. **Extended Access:** The primary purpose of the Out of Hours Pharmacist Service is to provide extended access to pharmaceutical care. This service operates during evenings, weekends, holidays, and other times when traditional pharmacies are typically closed, making it accessible when it's needed most.

2. **Expert Pharmacists:** The service is staffed by qualified and experienced pharmacists who are well-versed in a wide range of medications and can provide expert advice on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Patients can trust that they are receiving accurate information and guidance.

3. **Medication Dispensing:** Patients can have their prescriptions filled and dispensed at the Out of Hours Pharmacist Service, ensuring that they have access to essential medications even during non-standard hours. This service helps prevent interruptions in medication regimens.

4. **Medication Consultation:** Pharmacists at this service offer comprehensive medication consultations, discussing proper usage, potential side effects, drug interactions, and any specific instructions. This guidance ensures that patients take their medications safely and effectively.

5. **Over-the-Counter Recommendations:** Patients can seek advice on over-the-counter medications, supplements, and health products for common ailments. Pharmacists can recommend appropriate options and provide instructions on their usage.

6. **Emergency Medication:** The Out of Hours Pharmacist Service can assist in dispensing emergency medications, such as EpiPens or inhalers, for individuals with urgent medical needs.

7. **Remote Consultation:** To enhance accessibility, the service may offer remote consultation options, allowing patients to seek advice and medication recommendations via phone or online platforms when an in-person visit is not possible.

8. **Prescription Transfers:** Patients can transfer prescriptions from their regular pharmacies to the Out of Hours Pharmacist Service for immediate fulfillment.

9. **Community Engagement:** The service is committed to engaging with the local community, providing health education, medication management workshops, and other initiatives to promote overall well-being.

The Out of Hours Pharmacist Service plays a crucial role in ensuring that individuals have access to vital pharmaceutical care and guidance whenever they need it. By offering extended hours, expert pharmacists, medication dispensing, and comprehensive counseling, this service contributes to the well-being of the community by addressing medication-related concerns during non-standard pharmacy hours.

Children's Acute Minor Illness Service

The Children's Acute Minor Illness Service is a dedicated healthcare facility designed to provide specialised care and support for children experiencing non-life-threatening illnesses and minor health concerns. This service is tailored to meet the unique needs of young patients and their families, offering a welcoming and child-friendly environment where quality healthcare is delivered with empathy and expertise.

**Key Features:**

1. **Child-Centred Care:** At the heart of this service is a commitment to putting children's needs and comfort first. The facility is equipped with child-friendly décor, colorful artwork, and age-appropriate amenities to create a reassuring atmosphere.

2. **Specialised Pediatric Care:** The service is staffed by a team of experienced pediatric healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and child life specialists, who are dedicated to providing expert care for children from infancy to adolescence.

3. **Convenient Access:** The Children's Acute Minor Illness Service is designed to offer easy access to healthcare when parents and guardians need it most. It often operates with extended hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate busy family schedules.

4. **Prompt Evaluation and Treatment:** This service focuses on the rapid assessment and treatment of minor illnesses such as common colds, flu, ear infections, strep throat, minor injuries, and skin conditions. Patients can expect timely evaluations and treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.

5. **Child Life Support:** Recognizing that medical visits can be stressful for children, our child life specialists are on hand to provide emotional support, distractions, and age-appropriate explanations to ease anxiety and make the experience as positive as possible.

6. **Parental Involvement:** Parents and guardians are encouraged to actively participate in their child's care. The healthcare team values open communication and provides guidance on home care and prevention strategies.

7. **Education and Preventive Care:** Beyond treating current ailments, the service emphasizes education on preventive measures to keep children healthy. Families receive guidance on vaccinations, nutrition, and overall wellness.

8. **Referral Services:** In cases where further evaluation or specialist care is necessary, the service has established connections with a network of pediatric specialists and hospitals, ensuring a seamless transition to the appropriate level of care.

9. **Community Engagement:** The Children's Acute Minor Illness Service is deeply connected to the local community, participating in health education initiatives, parenting workshops, and outreach programs to promote children's well-being.

The Children's Acute Minor Illness Service is a vital resource for parents and guardians seeking prompt and compassionate care for their children's minor health concerns. By focusing on pediatric expertise, child-centered care, and community engagement, this service plays a crucial role in keeping children healthy and happy.

Acute Minor Eye Conditions Service

The Acute Minor Eye Conditions Service (AMECS) is a dedicated healthcare facility designed to address and manage non-emergency eye conditions and minor eye issues promptly. This specialised service offers accessible care, expert evaluation, and treatment for individuals with acute but non-serious eye problems, promoting eye health and relieving discomfort.

**Key Features:**

1. **Timely Access:** AMECS is designed to provide swift access to eye care for individuals experiencing minor eye conditions, eliminating the need for lengthy waits in emergency rooms or busy clinics.

2. **Qualified Eye Care Professionals:** The service is staffed by skilled optometrists and eye care professionals who are experienced in diagnosing and managing a wide range of minor eye issues, including conjunctivitis, styes, dry eye, and foreign body removal.

3. **Comprehensive Eye Examinations:** Patients receive thorough eye examinations to assess the condition of their eyes. This includes visual acuity testing, evaluation of eye structures, and assessment of eye health.

4. **Diagnosis and Treatment:** AMECS is equipped to diagnose various minor eye conditions and provide appropriate treatments, such as prescribing eye drops, ointments, or recommending home care regimens.

5. **Emergency Eye Care:** While not intended for severe emergencies, AMECS can manage minor eye injuries, foreign body removals, and corneal abrasions, offering prompt relief and necessary treatments.

6. **Prescription Services:** The service can issue prescriptions for necessary medications and eye care products, ensuring that patients have access to the required treatments.

7. **Referrals:** In cases where more specialized care or surgical intervention is needed, AMECS can facilitate referrals to ophthalmologists or subspecialists for further evaluation and management.

8. **Education and Prevention:** AMECS places importance on patient education, providing information on eye health, preventive measures, and strategies to maintain good eye hygiene and comfort.

9. **Convenient Hours:** To accommodate busy schedules, the service often offers extended hours, including evenings and weekends, making it easier for individuals to seek care without disrupting their daily routines.

The Acute Minor Eye Conditions Service serves as a valuable resource for individuals dealing with non-emergency eye issues and minor eye conditions. With its efficient and specialized approach to eye care, AMECS ensures that patients receive timely and appropriate attention for their acute eye concerns, contributing to overall eye health and well-being.

Minor Illness Service

From £50-£135

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Dr Savanjeet Ratu
Dr Anand Nitin Kanani
Akeel Sarwar
Dr Anand Nitin Kanani