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Exciting News - see Kingsnorth Medical Practice Relocation Plan under "Further Information".

Vaccination Programme Update:

Cohorts 1-4 have now all been invited for the vaccine. 

From 15th February primary care have been asked to focus on inviting cohort 6 (aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions) as indicated by the JCVI guidance.

Cohort 5 (aged 65-69) will receive national letters inviting patients to use the National Booking Service to have the vaccine at either a mass vaccination centre or a pharmacy.

Our phone lines are extremely busy due to patients ringing with queries around cohort 6. Our team is doing their best to answer your queries, but national guidance can be found using the link below. Please note the cohorts have been set nationally and our staff cannot influence this.

Please be rest assured if you are in cohort 6 you will be invited. One third of KMP patients in this cohort have already been invited, but we are limited by vaccine supplies. Please do not call the Practice we will contact you. You can help us by responding to any text invitations as soon as you receive them to avoid us having to contact you.

We are also receiving many calls regarding second doses. As soon as we have further information we will contact you so there is again no need to contact the Practice. We have systems in place ready to go as soon as we are given the second dose vaccine delivery dates. 

Please remember once vaccinated you should continue to follow social distancing rules and any government guidance on restrictions. 

Thank you to all our patients for their continued understanding and support in these difficult times. Our teams are working extremely hard to vaccinate as many people as possible as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Vaccination Information;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

CORONAVIRUS

The NHS in Ashford and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is high. If you have a temperature and/or a new dry cough and/or have been in direct contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus:

DO NOT PRESENT AT THE SURGERY/PHARMACY/A&E instead go to https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 

Only call 111 if you cannot manage your symptoms at home

Click the below link for the most up to date isolation rules

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

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Covid-19 Vaccination Information

Vaccination Programme Update:

Cohorts 1-4 have now all been invited for the vaccine. 

From 15th February primary care have been asked to focus on inviting cohort 6 (aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions) as indicated by the JCVI guidance.

Cohort 5 (aged 65-69) will receive national letters inviting patients to use the National Booking Service to have the vaccine at either a mass vaccination centre or a pharmacy.

Our phone lines are extremely busy due to patients ringing with queries around cohort 6. Our team is doing their best to answer your queries, but national guidance can be found using the link below. Please note the cohorts have been set nationally and our staff cannot influence this.

Please be rest assured if you are in cohort 6 you will be invited. One third of KMP patients in this cohort have already been invited, but we are limited by vaccine supplies. Please do not call the Practice we will contact you. You can help us by responding to any text invitations as soon as you receive them to avoid us having to contact you.

We are also receiving many calls regarding second doses. As soon as we have further information we will contact you so there is again no need to contact the Practice. We have systems in place ready to go as soon as we are given the second dose vaccine delivery dates. 

Please remember once vaccinated you should continue to follow social distancing rules and any government guidance on restrictions. 

Thank you to all our patients for their continued understanding and support in these difficult times. Our teams are working extremely hard to vaccinate as many people as possible as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Vaccination Information;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Covid-19 vaccinations for our patients are being provided from Musgrove Park Medical Centre. There will be home visits for housebound patients. 

We are inviting patients based on the national priority list. Please be patient and wait to be contacted about when the vaccine is available for you. You do not need to contact the surgery until you receive a letter, text or phone call about getting the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Our phone lines are very busy; please help us to keep lines open for people needing to make appointments for other health matters. 

Please click here for the latest Government Guidance on Coronavirus


Welcome to The Kingsnorth Medical Practice

 

Kingsnorth Medical Practice Mission Statement:

"To deliver high quality Primary Care Services to our patients closer to home"

Improved Access Service

Statement of Purpose 

Picture_005The doctors and staff at The Kingsnorth Medical Practice in Ashford, Kent are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.

PPGPatient Participation Group

The Patient Participation (PPG) meets regularly and works hard to bring the patient's viewpoint to the notice of Practice Staff. Find out more

 

Disabled access

Kingsnorth Medical Practice has been designed with appropriate access, toilet facilities and parking. Should you require any further help and assistance please ask one of our Receptionists.

Extra appointments available at GP practices in Ashford

From 1st October 2018, evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments will be available with range of Primary Care health professionals in Ashford. 

This is part of a national drive to improve access to Primary Care services and give people the opportunity to have an appointment at a time that suits them. 

These extra appointments, alongside existing services, will allow patients to pre-book routine appointments with healthcare professionals between 8am and 8pm each weekday as well as appointments on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

Appointments will be provided from practices in different locations within Ashford, not necessarily at the patient's own surgery, but the health professionals treating them will, with their consent, be able to see their full medical records. 

Anyone needing to make an appointment should contact their GP practice in the first instance. 

Trained reception staff will know when appointments are available and with which healthcare professional.  They will be able to book an appointment at either the patients’ own surgery or one of the other practices providing appointments within Ashford.   Patients should advise the receptionist if they particularly want an evening or weekend appointment. 

Please note, these extra appointments will be available for pre-booked care.  It is important to remember that anyone who needs medical assistance when their practice is closed should continue to dial NHS 111. 

We would welcome feedback on this new service – please either complete a Family and Friends Test questionnaire at the practice when attending for your appointment or alternatively email the CCG patient experience team on nelcsu.engagement@nhs.net


(Site updated 23/02/2021)
 
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