Sparkbrook Children’s Zone, also known as SCZ, is where children and young people living in the Sparkbrook area can access appointments with a GP and Family Support, all in one building.

We run weekly clinics for children and young people up to their 16th birthday who are registered with Balsall Heath Health Centre, Dr Walji, First Care, Fernley Medical Centre, The Hill General Practice, Highgate Medical Centre, The Brook Surgery, St George’s Surgery and Springfield Medical Practice.

We enjoy seeing all young people and can help with most health issues that are usually discussed with GPs – such as coughs, tummy pain, growth concerns, fever, headaches, baby issues, eczema, etc. The patient will see a doctor from our team, who is either a GP or a children’s doctor. We will talk to the patients and parents about concerns, ask further questions about things that impact children’s health (e.g., growth, eating, vaccinations, and smoke exposure), and examine the patient.  We support children in living happy and healthy lives.

Families can also access family support as part of SCZ. This is staffed by family advice workers from Green Square Accord’s Hall Green Families team. We are professionals working to support children, young people and their families with a range of needs such as food and energy, domestic abuse, debt advice and more.

Supporting children with health care and family advice allows children to reach their potential.

Who would benefit from this service?

  • Patients under 16 who have been assessed by a GP but require a specialist or further assessment.
  • Anyone under 16 where the families are in need of support services such as food and energy, youth support, IT support, domestic abuse, emergency funding, uniform and clothes, special needs, bereavement, housing, sexual health, mental health, toys and plays, etc.
  • Parents who need help with debt advice, parenting advice, under 5’s support, special needs etc.

Who can access this service?

This service is available to SDSmyhealthcare GP Federation member practices in the Balsall Heath and Sparkhill primary care networks.

Want to know more?

Call: 0121 483 2128