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 On Thursday 19th May 2022, the surgery will be closed for half day due to essential staff training. During this time all practices in Gravesend are managed by the OOH team. Please call 111


We have recruited Paramedic Practitioners who are clinically trained to see all types of patients. They are currently not independant prescribers. They are supervised by our GPs.


Please see the following link regards government guidance on wearing face masks and any exemption: www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SURGERY HAS ACHIEVED AN OVERALL RATING OF GOOD AT OUR RECENT CQC INSPECTION.

Our surgery is taking new patients. Please register at reception.

PLEASE SEE THE 'CARERS DIRECT' LINK ON THE SIDE (NUMBER 5) TO REGISTER YOUR DETAILS AS A CARER

The surgery is closed everyday for lunchtime between 12:30 and 13:30. The phone lines will be open for emergency calls only during this time with normal service resuming at 13:30.

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

In the UK, the NHS routine immunisation (vaccination) schedule protects you against a number of diseases, but does not cover all of the infectious diseases found overseas. If possible, see the GP or a private travel clinic at least 8 weeks before you're due to travel. 

You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these websites:

Some countries require proof of vaccination (for example, for polio or yellow fever vaccination), which must be documented on an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter or when you leave a country.

Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages

You should also ask if the GP practice is signed up to provide free NHS vaccinations for travel, as not all GP practices are. Old Road West Surgery is not signed up for this service.

If the GP practice does not provide NHS vaccinations for travel, you can try a:

  • private travel vaccination clinic
  • pharmacy offering travel healthcare services

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)


 
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