Prescription Ordering Direct (posted on Thu, 04 May 2017 13:13:00 )

Call the NHS Prescription Ordering Direct service (POD) on 01732 375262, it is an new easy way for you to order your repeat prescription.
This service launched on the 9th January 2017 and is available Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 8am to 4 pm for patients.

Meningitis ACWY vaccine (posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:53:00 )

Meningitis Vaccination programme
A new programme is underway to protect young adults from new strains of Meningitis, you may have read about this recently in the press (MenACWY)
If you have just finished (or are about to) Year 13 at school then you will be eligible for this vaccine; this should ideally be done before you start further education. 
If you have left school but are still under age 25 then you are also eligible for this vaccine, ideally before you start your next year in further education.
Please contact the surgery on (01892) 511833 to book an appointment with the nurse to receive the vaccine.

If you're in your seventies don't let shingles become a burning issue - Book vaccination TODAY (posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:03:00 )

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It's caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.

It's estimated around one in every four people will have at least one episode of shingles during their life.

The national shingles programme is recommended for people aged 70 to 79 years. Patients will be eligible on the date they turn 70 or 78 years. Patients are called on their 70th birthday and continue to be eligible until their 80th Birthday.

Please call reception to book your appointment.

Shortage of Nurse Appointments (posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:36:00 )

We are currently experiencing a shortage of Practice Nurse appointments, which means that you may have to wait a little longer than usual for non-urgent appointments.

Extra Services Available (posted on Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:54:00 )

Carers First

Are you a carer for a relative or friend? Carers First come in to the surgery on the 3rd Wednesday of the each month. Carers can book an appointment via reception to get expert advice on making sure that they are getting all the support to which they are entitled. If you wish to have a confidential chat with our Carers' Champion, please ask for Heather Keywood.
 

Other Services

Other Services Available in the Kingswood Room include:
  • Physiotherapy Service – all day Monday & Tuesday every week
  • Ultrasound clinic 1st Thursday of each month
Both of the above services can be accessed by a referral from your GP.
 

GP Patient Survey Results 2015-16 (posted on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:30:00 )

Annual Results Released
The latest results for Kingswood Surgery have now been published online. Please follow this link to see the results on their website. We would like to thank all patients who took the time to give their feedback.
 

NHS Health Checks (posted on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:00:00 )

The check is part of a national scheme to help prevent the onset of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Checks are available here at the Surgery for our patients between the ages of 40 and 74.  A rolling process is underway ensuring all appropriate patients will receive an invitation. Please telephone the surgery to make an appointment.

NHS 111 Service (posted on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:02:00 )

NHS 111 is a free, service to help people access urgent local health services when they need them, if you live in Kent and Medway and need to contact the NHS for urgent care, there will only be three numbers...

  1. life-threatening emergencies 999
  2. your GP Practice 01892 511833
  3. NHS 111

Calls to 111 are free and answered by fully trained advisers who assess symptoms, give advice, arrange for patients to speak directly to a health professional if they need to, or send an ambulance if needed.

NHS 111 is for patients who:

  • Need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • Think they need to go to A&E or need another NHS care service
  • Don’t know who to call or don’t have a GP

For less urgent health needs, patients should contact their GP or local pharmacist in the usual way. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies call 999. For more information, visit www.nhs.uk/NHS111.

Care.data - IMPORTANT INFORMATION (posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:15:00 )

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

Please take time to read the leaflet and frequently asked questions document available from the leaflet tab on the main menu.

Payment for Private Services (posted on Sat, 04 Aug 2012 10:01:00 )

Some of the services we offer are private (not an NHS service). Completion of forms, writing private letters, travel vaccinations are some examples; these items we have to charge for. Payment can be made by credit card or cash and must be paid for in advance.