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Wash your hands, cover your face, make space. These are the three most effective ways we can all control the spread of the virus.

Remember if you have any coronavirus symptoms; high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell, get a free PCR test by calling 119 or book online. Together, we will control the virus and stop the spread.

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The staff at Aylesford Medical Centre will actively be undertaken chaperone training.

Chaperones will be present during intimate examinations and consultations (ECGs, smear tests, etc.) unless you decline a chaperone by notifying your clinician. The comfort and safety of our staff and patients is of utmost importance to us. If at any time you would like a chaperone to be present during your appointment please ask the receptionist on arrival and this can be arranged for you.

Please be aware that if you decline the offer of a chaperone during your appointments that will be recorded onto your notes during that consultation.

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We are conscious that some patients registered at Aylesford Medical Centre may be affected by current events in Afghanistan. Aylesford Medical Centre is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.

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Mental Health Awareness

The national lockdown had been difficult for many of us and now that restrictions are easing there may be new challenges to consider. For Mental Health Awareness we have a new article on the COVID-19 hub that gives you tips on how to cope with anxiety about coming out of lockdown. There is also updated Every Mind Matters resources to help conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it. 

There are things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing and the Every Mind Matters Mind Plan can provide NHS approved personalised advice on positive seps people can take to help manage anxiety, sleep better and boost your mood. 

The Better Health - Every Mind Matters website has recently been refreshed to help people access the content more easily. Resources to support Mental Health Awareness which cover range of tips and advice on dealing with anxiety, low mood, stress, sleep, as well as updated advice on coronavirus for parents and children and young people.

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PLEASE NOTE:  Please note prescriptions are being requested as usual. We ask that you only order when you have seven days left anything else will be rejected.

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