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Minor injury service - Our contract to provide a minor injury service will be coming to an end on 30th October 2020. In the event of sustaining a minor injury you must call NHS 111 who will direct you to the new provider. This applies to all patients, including those registered here at Kingsnorth Medical Practice

Please click 2020 Flu Clinics on the right hand side of the screen for updated information around this year's vaccination campaign. Central Government have just released this statement regarding the new age group being included in this year's campaign:

"Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier." 

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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WE ARE NOW OUT OF STOCK OF FLU VACCINE FOR THE 65+ AGE GROUP. UNLESS YOU ALREADY HAVE A BOOKED APPOINTMENT FOR OUR FLU GAZEBO WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER YOU THE FLU VACCINE. THIS SITUATION IS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL AND AT PRESENT WE CANNOT ACCESS ANY MORE FLU VACCINES. PLEASE TRY LOCAL PHARMACIES SHOULD YOU WISH TO HAVE A FLU VACCINE.

Minor injury service - Our contract to provide a minor injury service will be coming to an end on 30th October 2020. In the event of sustaining a minor injury you must call NHS 111 who will direct you to the new provider. This applies to all patients, including those registered here at Kingsnorth Medical Practice


Welcome to The Kingsnorth Medical Practice

 

Kingnorth Medical Practice Mission Statement:

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

Please click here for the latest government guidance for the public on Covid-19

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 13/10/2020)
 
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