If you have a positive pregnancy test you can now make your own online self-referral for your maternity care, without needing to see a doctor or nurse at the practice.
Our practice is now registered and listed on the online referral portal, so all you need to do to refer for your maternity care is visit the secure link below and provide the information requested. You’ll need your NHS number and the name of the practice, with which you must be registered.
The information you provide will be used to process your referral by both the community maternity team assigned to our practice and the booking office of your chosen hospital within the Birmingham and Solihull area. A copy of your referral will also be shared with us for information.
To register online, please use the link: https://www.badgernotes.net/SelfReferral/CareLocation/BUMP – it’s quick and easy and will just take a few minutes. This link can also be used to refer a pregnancy on behalf of someone else, providing you have her consent.
IMPORTANT: You need to search for the GP practice site by the POSTCODE in the drop-down list to complete your SPA portal referral- B12 0UF. Your referral can only be processed based on the information you provide and can delay your care if incorrect information is provided.
You’ll be able to select a first, second and third preferred choice of hospitals to provide your care and for the birth of your baby. Hospitals which can provide this care include:
If you would like to refer to any other hospital then please speak with your community midwife at your first ante-natal booking appointment or contact your GP.
One of the team members will contact you once your referral is processed. If you have any technical problems using the web address, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also book in by telephone 0121 4262743 between 9-10 am or 4-5 pm Monday to Friday. If the call goes to voicemail, please leave your name and number and the midwife will call you back. If you can have your NHS number handy that would help. You can find this if you register for the NHS App.
Your appointment will take place at Wand Medical at around 10 weeks of pregnancy. The midwife will arrange all necessary scans, tests and further appointments.
Please ensure you take folic acid and vitamin D. These are also advised if you are trying to get pregnant as folic acid is important in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. There is good diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol advice on NHS Choices.
|Useful information: to support you throughout your pregnancy|
|Information guides on all you need to know about trying for a baby, pregnancy, labour and birth. https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/|
|The Ask the Midwife – a live zoom session hosted by consultant midwives, Health Visitors and clinical staff to answer questions on pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby. https://yourbump.nhs.uk/ask-the-midwife/|
|Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) a team of people who provide feedback about local maternity systems to a panel of maternity health professionals from service users on co-production to improve services. https://gatewayfs.org/our-work/health-and-wellbeing-services/maternity-voices-partnerships-mvps/|
|Bump (Birmingham & Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership). Uniting maternity services; in Birmingham and Solihull to improve your maternity experience. Together Bump partners offer you personalised care, with more choice about your care – for both you and your baby. https://yourbump.nhs.uk/|