This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.


May Bank Holiday Closure

Cofton Medical Centre will be closed on Monday 30th May and will re-open on Tuesday 31st May at 8:00 am.

For routine medical advice, please call 111.

Please remember that 999 and A & E are for genuine life-threatening emergencies only, please click on the following link for information about NHS services.

Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible Information Standard is a new 'information standard' for implementation by all organisations that provide NHS care.  The Standards aims to ensure that people who have a disability or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand, for example in large print, or via email, and professional communication support if they need it, for example from a British Sign Language Interpreter.  The Standard requires organisations to:

  • Ask people if they have an information or communication needs and find out how to meet those needs

  • Record those needs clearly and in a set way.

  • Highlight or flag the person's file or notes so it is clear that they have information or communication needs and how to meet those needs.

  • Share people's information and communication needs with other providers of NHS and adult Social Care, when they have consent to do so.

  • Take steps to ensure that people receive information that they can access and understand and receive communication support if they need it.

Although not exhaustive, the Standard is likely to apply to those people who are blind, or deaf, those who have some sensory impairment and people with learning disabilities.

Successful implementation of the Standard aims to lead to improved outcomes and experiences and safer and more personalised care.

If you have any specific information needs covered by the Accessible Information Standard, please let a member of the practice team know so that we can communicate more effectively with you and/or your Carer.


Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK.  Over 90% who are diagnosed at the earliest stage are successfully treated.  To detect cases of bowel cancer sooner, the NHS offers bowel cancer screening to all men and women aged 60 to 74 years.

Taking part in screening takes little time and is done in the privacy of your own home. 

The following short video gives a step by step explanation about how to use your screening test kit.  You can also contact us on 0121 693 5777 to speak to one of our practice nurses if you need any help or advice about the bowel screening process.

Follow this link to find out more about bowel cancer and the importance of early diagnosis.

Information about bowel cancer screening



From April 2015, all patients registered at Cofton Medical Centre have been allocated a named GP.  If you would like to know your named GP, please ask a member of staff when you next contact the practice.


Birmingham Healthy Minds (BHM) Walk-in Service - improving access to psychological therapies.

A walk-in services is now available at Katie Road, Selly Oak on Monday 10am to 11am and at West Heath Surgery on Thursday between 1pm and 3pm.



For more information please telephone 0121 301 2525

or click here for a patient information leaflet.


Parents Guide to common ailments

Parents! Check out this handy guide to common ailments for help with managing your childrens health at home! A5 Parent Guide to Common Ailments.pdf

Opening Hours

baby_pointingFind out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more

Repeat Prescriptions

Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more

Like To Register?

New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more

(Site updated 24/05/2016)
Order your repeat medicationsCancel your appointmentAccess Appointment SystemChange of contact detailsUpdate your clinical recordSign up to the newsletter
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website