March 2012 Sparkhill Primary Care Centre

Serving a population of around 16,000 in some of Birmingham’s most deprived inner city neighbourhoods, Sparkhill Primary Care Centre represents a £10 million investment in improving access to health care services.

The three-story centre was commissioned by Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust and lies in a prominent position at the heart of the community it serves.

Residents of Sparkhill face a journey of more than five miles to their nearest hospital A&E department.  The new centre includes in its wide range of services an urgent care centre open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  There are also specialist services for mothers and young children reflecting Sparkhill’s very young age profile. 

The centre’s services include:

  • GP surgeries
  • Urgent care centre
  • Dental and nursing facilities
  • Out of hospital care including podiatry, physiotherapy and outpatient services
  • Counselling, substance abuse and lifestyle support
  • District and community nursing.