Did you know you can now book appointments online? and request repeat medication online? Please ask at reception who can set you up. 


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Did you know that Dr Vellaturi can now fit and remove contraceptive implants? Please book an appointment with the Nurse for a chat regarding this service. 


Would you recommend us to your friends and family?  Click on the "Take our patient survey" Button at the bottom of the this page 


Need proof that you have been to see us? Just ask for an appointment time card at reception to give to your employer / school  


NHS England are planning to extract coded GP Data as part of the Care.Data program.

Please visit the Latest news link below for further details and how you are able to decline...



Please take a look at our common childhood illnesses guide in the latest news section of our website...


School Examination Absences:

We are unable to issue Doctors Notes to cover School Exam Absence.
In Line with guidance from OFQUAL (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) we will not be providing notes to cover absence from school examinations due to sickness.
A note from your Doctor is not expected, required or taken into account.

Thank you.


About Us

We welcome you to our website. We are a two-surgery practice of Birches Head Medical Centre in Birches Head and Hulton House Surgery in Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent. 

We are a small, friendly, team here and pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable service.

However, we are always open to suggestions for change, please contact us should you wish to make any suggestions for consideration by the practice.

Both surgeries are open to all of our patients for appointments, so if you are unable to book in at one, just ask us if you'd like to try to go to the other and we will do our best to arrange this for you.

We endeavor to assist quickly with all enquiries but please remember some may take longer to process than others.

The Surgery operates a Zero Tolerance approach to abusive language and intimidation.

Please remember we are here to help.

Online Access

Did you know that you can now book appointments and request your repeat prescriptions online. There are a number of things that you can do online as our patient.  For further information about Online Patient Access - please click on the link below 

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We now have a Facebook page, so for all the latest news and updates please don't forget to like us on Facebook now at



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

Our Practice Boundary includes the following areas:

Abbey Hulton, Baddeley Green, Birches Head, Bucknall, Carmountside, Hanley,Milton, Northwood, Sneyd Green 

To check that you are in our area to register click on the link below and enter your postcode


We are a Teaching Practice 

We are an accredited teaching practice linked with Keele University. This will mean that sometimes there may be medical students who will be with the GP and Nurse, during your consultation. We aim to inform all patients that will have a student present when booking an appointment. 
For more information on Keele University - School of Medicine click on the link below  

CQC Rating 

For our CQC Last inspection, we rated as overall Good our full report can be found below

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