Immunisations are administered with the carer's consent in accordance with current national guidelines. You should discuss this with your own doctor. Children are at greater risk from catching the disease than from suffering a reaction to the vaccine. Development checks are offered in accordance with national guidelines by our GPs trained for child health surveillance.
It is recommended that patients with asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease and other chronic disease attend for annual review with their doctor or our practice nurse to ensure they are receiving appropriate treatment. Where appropriate your doctor will arrange for regular recall letters to be sent and care is offered in co-ordination with specialist nurses and hospital clinics.
Every year we hold flu immunisation clinics for people at risk from flu including those with diabetes, asthma and chest conditions or aged over 65. Patients advised by their doctor to have the vaccine should contact the surgery in mid-September, after 10.30am to make an appointment for the flu clinic which commence in October. The Health Authority no longer send reminders.
In conjunction with the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, we provide full antenatal, delivery and postnatal care. Each doctor provides antenatal and postnatal care for their own patients with the assistance of our midwife.
These are carried out at specific times as arranged with your doctor.
Joint injections are carried out with Dr J Ravindra.
Cervical smears are recommended at three-yearly intervals for women aged between 25 and 49 years and five-yearly intervals for women aged between 50 and 64. Results are sent out direct from the health authority.
A full range of contraceptive advice and treatment is available within the practice. Advice is given within normal surgery hours but special appointments will be made for the fitting of intra-uterine devices (coils), contraceptive implants or diaphragms. Patients not registered with the practice are able to register for family planning only, should they wish to do so. Anyone wishing to discuss contraceptive options is invited to book an appointment with their doctor.
For coil fittings/Nexplanon implants book a telephone call with either Dr S Ravindra, Dr J Ravindra or Dr Marinova to discuss. You will then be put on a waiting list and the secretary will contact you when an appointment is available.
Patients requesting a six month repeat of the combined oral contraceptive pill are asked to make an appointment with our health care assistant for a pill check. Providing there are no problems they may collect their prescription when they attend the appointment.
Medical examinations and services for specific purposes eg pre-employment, fitness for sport, fitness to travel, elderly drivers etc are provided. These are not available under the NHS and consequently there is a charge. Patients are advised to ask at reception beforehand for the cost of a particular service. Please allow a minimum of 10 working days for completion.
From 1st May 2019 we are no longer doing Ear Syringing at the Surgery
Ear Syringing can cause complications such as ear infections, perforation of the ear drum & tinnitus (persistent noise).
What to do if you have a problem with your hearing you believe to be due to Ear Wax.