Clinics and Services
The Doctors and Practice Nurses provide the following services and clinics:
- General health promotion
(advice on weight, diet, smoking, etc)
- Family planning/contraception
- Maternity care
- Child health surveillance
- Cervical smear testing
- Child and adult immunisation
- Travel immunisation (you need to attend a travel clinic before you book your NHS vaccines required)
- Flu vaccination
- NHS Health Checks (following an invitation)
You can also have the benefit of the following services:
The District Nurses care for patients who are housebound in the patient’s own home. They work alongside Health Care Assistants, providing nursing care and advice on a range of health care issues, such as:
- wound care;
- pain and symptom control;
- specialist home equipment;
- health promotion;
- care of the terminally ill;
- support for carers.
With patients' consent they work closely with other agencies/professionals, for example, Social Services, Macmillan Nurses, physiotherapists, etc.
Patients are unable to refer directly to the District Nursing Service.
The Health Visitor provides a health and screening service for both young and elderly patients.
The child health clinic gives:
- feeding and child care advice;
- weight checks for babies;
- checks on babies’ development;
- hearing tests;
- information on the supply of fluoride drops and tablets.
Please note, this clinic is for well babies. If your baby is unwell, please make an appointment to see a Doctor, or discuss the matter with the Health Visitor.
It is not necessary to be registered with the Practice to attend this clinic.
The Health Visitor also provides counselling to give help and support to parents who are experiencing difficulty in coping with child care.
The Health Visitor takes an active part in Public Health activities in the promotion of good health and the prevention of ill health.
Patients can refer directly to the Health Visitor
The Midwife provides ante-natal and post-natal care and is also involved in some deliveries, either at home or in hospital. The Midwife is here at the surgery on Tuesdays each week.
The Midwife also gives tours of the hospital maternity unit for parents “to-be”.
Phlebotomy (blood taking)
The Phlebotomist takes blood to be sent to the laboratories for various tests.
The Phlebotomist also takes blood for testing those on Warfarin tablets.
Unfortunately we are unable to take blood sample that a hospital consultant or specialist has requested. This will need to be carried out at the hospital.
Had a recent blood test or urine test? Want to know the result(s)?
It is your responsability to obtain your test result(s). You will only be contacted if the result(s) are significantly abnormal and if the Doctor has instructed the receptionists to contact you.
Thank you for your co-operation and assistance.
The Community Care Manager visits patients in their homes and assesses their care needs. They cover issues such as physical neeeds for the young, the elderly and the disabled, as well as psychological and financial issues.
The Practice Manager runs and supports the practice in all non-medical matters.
The Practice Manager is pleased to deal with any suggestions, recommendations or complaints that patients may have regarding the practice.
The receptionists are here to help patients and to make appointments and to ensure patients see the appropriate professional within the practice. They may need to ask patients a few questions in order to be able to prioritorise appointments.
Travel Advice and Immunisations
If you require travel vaccines please can you first attend a travel clinic for information and advice. There are many clinics on the website to access and included in those are Boots, Cosmopolitan Medical Clinic in Maidstone and Delmergate Pharmacy - all offer advice and non-NHS vaccines.