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Old Road West SurgeryTel: 01474 352075
Branch SurgeryTel: 01474 566497
On Thursday 14th July 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.
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.
We offer a family planning clinic on alternate Thursdays with our Practice Nurse Lindsay Anderson, providing family planning / contraceptive advice and provision.
Old Road West Surgery is not signed up for travel vaccinations.
Most of our doctors are qualified to perform minor operations in surgery. Dr. Halem is our principal lead on these procedures. Our Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Pranav Mutty is also experienced in minor surgeries. Please make an appointment in the usual way for assessment by any doctor and you will be advised if you require a further appointment for minor surgery.
Flu vaccinations are usually available between October and January by appointment. You may receive written details of an appointment, otherwise please ring to book your appointment from September onwards.
If you are a patient aged 16-74 who has not been seen for 3 years or more or you are 75 and over and have not been seen for 12 months or more, we can offer you a general health check. Please make an appointment for this or request a home visit if you are unable to attend the surgery.
We hold weekly/regular nurse-led diabetic clinics at Old Road West main surgery. We also offer the services of in-house podiatry (foot care) and retinopathy (eye care) screening for all diabetic patients, where appropriate.
We offer age-appropriate child health checks and immunisations, in partnership with our Health Visitors, to all patients under 5 years of age.
Our Practice Nurse Mandy Mowat runs dedicated asthma/COPD clinics offering patients assessment, assistance, advice and support
We have a physiotherapist working from the surgery every day so please see your doctor for a referral
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:
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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