About Karis

About Karis

Caring for the whole person

Our Vision and Values

Caring for you with excellence, as a whole person, with continuity, through every stage of your life.

  • Caring for you – with grace, compassion, integrity, respect and hope
  • Excellence – striving to provide outstanding services that are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led
  • Whole person – supporting your physical, mental, social and spiritual needs
  • Continuity – providing you with continuity of care by being able to see the same clinician

History of Karis

Karis Medical Centre is a partnership of doctors working with a full team of clinical and non-clinical staff providing excellent primary care health services within Birmingham.

There has been a GP surgery based here since 1948. We moved to the current premises in 1993.

The name Karis is a Greek word from the Bible, meaning grace: the giving and receiving of unearned loving kindness and acceptance.

The Karis Medical Centre aims to care holistically for patients, addressing those physical, mental, social and spiritual needs which affect their health and wellbeing. Grace, compassion, integrity, respect and hope are values which shape the lives of the staff and services we offer.

Training Practice

Karis Medical Centre is a teaching practice attached to the University of Birmingham Medical School to provide undergraduate teaching for medical students.

Over the years we are enormously grateful to the many patients who have willingly given their time for this training, either to come in to talk to the students or to take part in consultations run by students under direct supervision of one of the doctors.

We intend to continue this provision but will always seek your consent for any involvement in this training process.