Stafford Health and Wellbeing (SHaW) is the new home for Browning Street Surgery. This is a well-respected practice that has been based in the north of Stafford since the NHS began.
It was originally based on the Foregate before moving to Browning Street. It was the first Stafford practice to be modernised in 1991 when the practice premises were enlarged and for 6 months the practice operated from a porta-cabin.
Within a few years, with the expansion of services, the practice had outgrown the building. Despite inadequate car-parking and no attached pharmacy patient numbers have remained the same whilst other practices have rebuilt and developed more modern premises.
The strength of the practice is that it remains very patient focused delivering quality medical and nursing care from an experienced and well developed practice team.
The building of new facilities as part of the Northfield Village development by Staffordshire County Council offers an incredible opportunity to take the skills of the practice team and place them in premises that are second to none anywhere in the area.
Stafford Health and Wellbeing is a training practice for General Practitioner Registrars. These are fully trained doctors with a wealth of hospital experience who are being trained for the Primary Care setting.
Training may involve shared surgeries with another doctor and video surgeries. The reception staff will inform you if the consultations are being filmed. Please say if you would prefer not to be filmed.
Other allied professionals and students may on occasion be sitting in with the doctor or nurse. Please say if you would like them to leave.
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Registering With The Practice
We currently have an open list and welcome requests for registration with the practice from patients living or moving to the practice area.
Please Click Here to see if you are in the practice boundary.
You can register by presenting your medical card or completing a form GMS1 available from reception.
A patient is free to express a preference to see any doctor or nurse and any such preference will be recorded.
As part of the registration process we recommend that new patients undertake a health check.
Certain minor operations can be performed at the surgery, avoiding the need for you to go to hospital. If the Doctor recommends this sort of treatment then arrangements will be made at the surgery.
Non NHS Services
Fees are charged for services provided not paid for by the NHS. These include private sick notes, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, private prescriptions, passport signing and some vaccination services. A full list of Non NHS services and current charges is displayed in the surgery but for further please information ask a member of staff.
Postnatal check ups are usually carried out at 6-8 weeks by Dr Knight on Wednesday afternoons.