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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

Travel Vaccinations

TRAVEL VACCINES AT KINGSNORTH MEDICAL PRACTICE.

 

This service is available to ALL registered patients, however not all travel vaccinations are available under the NHS. The vaccines that are offered under the NHS are to protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country and are:

 

  • Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio (one vaccine lasts 10yrs)
  • Typhoid (one vaccine lasts 3 years)
  • Hepatitis A (course of 2 vaccines 6mths apart – lasts 10yrs for child and 20yrs for Adults)

 

Some travellers will therefore require the services of an independent Travel consultant in order to receive more specialist travel advice, which we are unable to provide under the NHS.

 

It is important that our patients receive appropriate advice on how to stay healthy abroad and for this reason we ask that all patients travelling firstly complete a risk assessment form.

 

If you are travelling within 4 weeks or you are back packing or have a complicated itinerary, you will be asked to contact a specialist travel clinic as we will NOT be able to offer you an appropriate appointment.

 

Patients are therefore asked to make contact with the surgery

at least 8 weeks prior to travel.

 

 

 

 

  • Please ask the receptionist for a travel form or complete an on-line form at: www.kingsnorthmedicalpractice.co.uk
  • The form will be passed to the nursing team who will assess the information and call you within 10 days of receipt of travel form to inform you of vaccines we can provide prior to your travel
  • An appointment will be made with you or a message will be left to make a nurse appointment at Kingsnorth or to advise to whether you will need to attend a specialist travel clinic dependent on your travel vaccine needs.

 

 

The partners at Kingsnorth Medical Practice encourage patients to make an informed choice with regard to their travel vaccinations.

 

If patients wish to consult other surgeries or private travel clinics for this service, they can of course do so. The following list is for your guidance only, please note private clinics and charges may vary. We are not able to recommend a particular clinic:

 

BMC Travel Clinic:                 01233 503666 https://axisbmctravelclinic.co.uk/

Chaucer Hospital:                 01227 825100 www.bmihealthcare.co.uk

MASTA Travel Clinic:           01732 772815 www.masta-travel-health.com

Courts Pharmacy:                 01233 885617 www.citydoc.org.uk

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Axis BMC Travel Clinic

Unit 1 , Park Barn

Evegate Business Park

Station Road

Smeeth , Ashford

Kent TN25 6SX

   Tel : 01233 503666

https://axisbmctravelclinic.co.uk/


Travel Health Questionnaire

 

 

 

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print off the form below and complete and bring with you when coming to see the nurse.

pdfTravel Questionnaire



 
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