Tel: 01622 756721
IC24 (Integrated Care 24) 03000 242424 between 6.00 - 6.30pm
WE HAVE MOVED
We are delighted to inform you that we have now moved to our new surgery premises located at:
1 Bower Mount Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8AX
King Street Surgery closed on Thursday the 6th of March and the London Road Surgery closed on the 7th March.
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, 2 Health Care Assistants, 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. All paper medical records are held at Bower Mount Medical Practice.
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 14 May 2014
Thursday 19 June 2014
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Thursday 5 february 2015
Tuesday 17 March 2015
Dr David A Newman
Dr Linda V Morgan
Dr Elizabeth C Harland
Dr Nicholas Dewar
Dr Shobha Ravindra
Dr Jaddugadde Ravindra
The name of the duty chemist can be obtained from the local pres, from IC24 (03000 242424) or from the police.
We regret to inform our patients that Dr. A. Balachandran will be leaving the practice on the 29th May to work closer to his home. We are sure he will settle into his new practice and wish him very well for the future. We are very grateful for his hard work for the practice over the past year.
Dr. Deirdre McCauley will also be leaving the practice on the 13th June to work closer to her home. We are very grateful for the contribution she has made over the past 4 years in the practice and we know she will be missed by patients and staff alike.
The Practice are very happy to announce that Dr. J Ravindra, who is the husband of Dr. Shobha Ravindra will be joining us in July and will take over the care of Dr. Bala's patients. Dr. Ravindra comes to us as a very experienced GP and Trainer of Doctors wishing to pursue a career as a GP.
Dr. Hannah Ladd will also be joining the practice in August. Dr. Ladd comes to us also as a very experienced GP, having worked for a number of years in the Medway area. Dr. Ladd will take over the care of Dr. McCauley's patients.
All our patients at Bower Mount Medical Practice have a Named "Usual GP".
We are asked this year to ensure that all patients aged over 75 know the name of their "Named GP".
We would encourage our patients to check with the doctor, to confirm that they are certain of the identity of their named GP, when they have an appointment at the surgery.
The automated telephone booking system for GP appointments only is now available. This has been changed to a user friendly version.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is aware that a spam email is being sent to members of the public regarding cancer test results.
NICE is advising people who have received the email to delete it without opening it and not to click on any links.
For further updates visit www.nice.org.uk or @NICEComms on Twitter
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
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.
Parking is available with designated disabled parking. Please show consideration for our neighbours in leaving their driveways clear.
We have wheelchair access, toilet facilities and a lift for the disabled.