Clinics & Services
This is a list of some of the services & clinics we provide. If you have a query that does not seem to be covered here contact the practice nurse who will be able to give appropriate advice.
- Routine immunisation
- Travel vaccination & malaria prophylaxis
- Cervical smears
- Blood pressure
- Pre-employment/insurance medicals
- Minor surgery
- Child health/baby clinic
Need an endoscopy? Don’t miss your appointment, it’s safe to attend
Patients not attending urgent endoscopies because of fears of Covid-19 are at risk of missing the opportunity for diagnosis and treatment of serious conditions.
Initially up to 20% of patients across Kent and Medway did not attend or opted to delay their procedure after the first lockdown was lifted because of worries about catching the virus. Patients are urged to attend for their endoscopy because their doctor thinks they may have a serious condition which needs investigating. The risk of missing a diagnosis and any possible treatment far outweighs what is now a low risk of catching any infection in hospital.
Hospital teams are taking significant steps to minimise the risk of Covid-19, which include stringent infection controls and the use of PPE, including a requirement for all staff and patients to wear masks. Only patients without any Covid-19 symptoms are allowed into non-Covid areas of hospitals, where endoscopy clinics are based. Social distancing, hand hygiene and frequent surface cleaning are enforced. In endoscopy units, all clinical staff are in PPE, rooms are deep cleaned after each procedure, including filtering rooms’ air between patients.
Patients triaged and assessed as routine may have a longer wait to be seen. They are encouraged to seek advice from their hospital endoscopy if their symptoms change or worsen.