Tel: 01622 756721
Tel: 01622 755496 (closed between
IC24 (Integrated Care 24) 03000 242424 between 6.00 - 6.30pm
We are a General Practice based in central Maidstone, Kent, providing a full range of Primary Care services. The team consists of 7 doctors (3 male and 4 female), 2 practice nurses, 1 Assistant Practitioner, 1 Health Care Assistant, our Practice Manager and 11 administrative staff.
We provide a full range of primary care services, aiming for the best of old-fashioned caring family practice combined with the best of contemporary medical developments.
We are a GP training practice and we serve a population of approximately 10,000 patients.
New patients are registered with the practice and assigned to one of the GP partners. To maintain continuity of care, patients are encouraged to make appointments as required, with their designated doctor.
More urgent problems may otherwise be dealt with on the day of presentation by the duty doctor on call for the day.
Medical records are computerised and there is a direct computer link with the branch surgery in Allington. All paper medical records are held at Bower Mount Medical Practice.
All new patients are registered with the Bower Mount Medical Practice. However, all doctors hold surgeries at the branch surgery during the week (see Surgery Timetable).
Some medical services are only available from the main surgery. During the week the doctor on call for emergencies may be at either Bower Mount Road or London Road, according to the rota. Patients with a problem that is urgent may therefore be asked to attend either Bower Mount Road or London Road. All correspondence should be addressed to Bower Mount Road and enquiries about the results of investigations etc should also be directed there.
We have a ground floor and first floor consulting room, which allows two doctors to consult there at the same time. The times of surgeries may change or overlap in the future to ensure enough space in the waiting room and enable staff to cope. Only one member of staff can work at the branch as there is insufficient reception office space.
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Dr David A Newman
Dr Linda V Morgan
Dr Elizabeth C Harland
Dr Nicholas Dewar
Dr Shobha Ravindra
Dr Deirdre McCauley
Dr Aravinth Balachandran
The name of the duty chemist can be obtained from the local pres, from IC24 (03000 242424) or from the police.
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How information about you helps us to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”.
More information can be found here www.nhs.uk/caredata.
Should you wish to opt-out, download the form, complete and hand in to reception: www.medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out
NEW SURGERY PREMISES
The Practice is pleased to announce that GPI Developments have appointed a new building contractor and work will commence on site on the 5th August with a scheduled completion date of 5th February 2014. On behalf of GPI Developments we would like to apologies for the interruption in building works and consequent delay in completion of our new surgery and look forward to keeping you informed of progress on site. King Street Surgery will be known as Bower Mount Medical Practice.
FLU VACCINE for 2-3 year olds - for more information about the nasal spray flu vaccine please click on the following link: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/child-flu-vaccine.aspx
From July 1 2013 a new vaccine against Rotavirus infection, a common cause of diarrhoea and sickness, will be offered to all babies as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. The rotavirus vacine will be given to babies at two months of age and again at three months alongside their other routine childhood vaccinations. Your child will be recalled at the appropriate time. Rotavirus Flyer
It’s not always possible to prevent shingles, but a vaccine called Zostavax can reduce your chances of developing the condition by about 40%. From September 2013, people aged 70 will be routinely offered the shingles vaccine on the NHS, with a catch-up programme for people aged 71 to 79. We will recall patients at the appropriate time. Shingles Leaflet
Maidstone & Malling Carers Project. Do you look after a family member, partner or friend who needs support because of disability, illness, addiction or frailty? If so, you are a carer. Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent is a point of contact for carers living in Maidstone & Malling and surrounding rural areas needing support, information and assistance. For help with support, information, assistance and training contact: 01622 685276 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.vam-online.org.uk/carersproject.
Out of Hours cover has been renamed and re-launched as Integrated Care 24 or IC24. Should you have an emergency they can be contacted on the same telephone number as before 03000 242424 when the surgery is closed between 6.00-6.30pm. From 6.30pm until the surgery opens at 8.00am, please contact the new NHS111 service by dialling 111.
NSL Care Services - Patient Transport Booking
NSL Care Services - Patient Transport Booking
From 1 July 2013 should you need transport in order to attend a medical appointment and you have received confirmation from the hospital which states location and specific clinic, please contact the transport provide (NSL) directly on 08432 241888 to see if you are eligible for this service.
There are town car parks adjacent to the Bower Mount Medical Practice. There is no patients' parking at the surgery site. At London Road there is street parking adjacent to the surgery, in Buckland Lane. We ask you to show consideration for our neighbours in leaving their driveways clear.
Both sites have wheelchair access and toilet facilities for the disabled.
Please let us know your requirements when booking.