News

29th Aug

PATIENT ACCESS

Please note that there are currently national problems with Patient Access. We have contacted them for further advice and hope this will be resolved shortly.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

29th Aug

CYCLE SEPTEMBER

Keep active and join in with Cycle September!

Lots of rides and events all month and it's completely free.  There's something for everyone and a special show at the end.

For further information visit www.deal.gov.uk

 

21st Aug

Flu Clinics

We are now booking appointments for our 2019/20 flu clinics.  

Saturday 14th September 9am to 11.30am ( Over 65 years only)

Saturday 28th September 8.30am to 12.30am (Over 65 years only)

Saturday 12th October 9am to 11am ( Patients in an 'at risk' group)

Monday  4th November 2pm - 4.30pm ( Patients in an 'at risk' group)

Saturday 7th December 9am - 11am  (Patients in an 'at risk' group)

An appointment is required for ALL clinics.

 

Are you 65 years of age or older?

Do you suffer from:

  • Respiratory disease
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • A weak immune system
  • Or have you had a stroke?

If your answer to any of these questions is YES, then your doctor recommends that you are protected agains influenza.

You CANNOT catch flu from the vaccine.

We do not offer a walk in clinic.  For our Saturday clinics you will be given a window of time to attend (15 minutes) with other patients as we have up to 6 staff vaccinating at the same time who are able to vaccinate a large number of people within these time frames.  PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE YOUR ALLOTTED TIME.  We often find patients ignore their appointment time and arrive early because of shopping, a day out, or because another family member had an earlier appointment.  This causes delays and confusion whilst our teams try to find your name in our clinical appointments system of approximately 800 other appointments.  If you do arrive early, you may be asked to take a seat in our waiting room until your appointment time.  

This is a very fast moving clinic.  Patients arrive, walk straight through - preferably with their arm ready, with no need to close doors or undress, are vaccinated and leave.  We do not deal with any general queries during Saturday flu clinics.  

Reminders are issued to those eligible for the free vaccine by way of the very successful text messaging system.  We do not issue postal letters to eligible patients due to high numbers and the cost implications involved.  Therefore if you are an eligible patient, or are a carer for an eligible patient, we recommend you provide us with your mobile number.  You do not have to wait to receive a reminder to book your appointment, if you know you qualify.  However, please be aware that you will be asked by our reception team to briefly state why you are eligible. 

7th Aug

New Website

We have launched our new website this week.  This is still in development, so please bear with us as we add further information and links.  We hope you like the new look and find the site easy to navigate.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

5th Aug

Foundation Year 2 Doctors

The practice supports doctors in training and hosts Foundation Year 2 doctors on 4 month rotations.  Our current placement is Dr Priya Maini, who will be working with us from August to December.

5th Aug

Health Help Now

Click here for information about how to access healthcare services.

2nd Aug

New Recruits

We are pleased to welcome two new salaried doctors to the team.  Dr Suzanne Barclay joined the practice in April, and Dr Carissa Eldred in July.  Dr Barclay previously worked in Faversham, and Dr Eldred worked in Ramsgate.  Both GPs will be working 3 days per week.  We are now able to offer coil and contraceptive implant fittings, which will be carried out by Dr Eldred.