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Westerham TN16 1RB
Skinner, Knox, Kapadia, Johnston & Cheales
The Medical Centre
Kent TN14 6EH
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Surgery Opening Times
8.30am - 12
Wednesday from 12.30pm)
Drs Skinner, Knox
and Kapadia generally work from Westerham.
Dr Johnston works from both Westerham and Sundridge.
Dr Cheales generally works from Sundridge.
This website has
been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please
read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.
The Westerham Practice
covers much of the North Downs area, from Limpsfield to Riverhead/Dunton Green and Halstead,
and Westerham/Biggin Hill to Marlpit Hill, including many small villages, Toys Hill, Ide Hill,
Crockham Hill, Brasted and Tatsfield. The practice is based at two main centres,
Winterton Surgery just off Market Square in Westerham and The Medical Centre on
the main road in Sundridge.
We are a dispensing practice and our Sundridge
Surgery has a fully stocked dispensary and qualified dispenser. All new patients
registering with our practice who live more than a mile from the chemist will
be able to choose to have their drugs dispensed to them at the surgery or at their
homes if the doctor is visiting. Arrangements can be made for the housebound to
have their repeat medication delivered.
The doctors do occasionally support
medical students to further their studies. This may involve the doctor requesting
your permission for a student to be present at your consultation, but please do
not feel obliged in any way to consent to this. Please note that the partners
will not accept patients outside the practice area except
under special circumstances. If you move outside the area, please re-register
with a GP near your new home.
Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS England has established Clinical Commissioning Groups throughout the country. The CCG for this area can be contacted at:
Medway Wharf Road
Tel: 0300 311 2233
Practice News and Notices
Ebola outbreak in West Africa If you have returned from West Africa and have symptoms of a fever, or history of a fever in the past 24 hours, please telelephone the surgery for advice. DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY without speaking to one of our Doctors first.
Shingles vaccination is now available to patients with a date of birth between the following ranges 2/9/43 to 1/9/44 or 2/9/34 to 1/9/36. We are not permitted to vaccinate patients who were born outside these date ranges. Please book your appointment at reception.
Important changes are due to happen about how information about you and the care you received is shared. You do have an option about sharing this information, and need to take action if you wish to "Opt out". For further information about this please visit www.nhs.uk/caredata or pick up a leaflet in the surgery titled "How information about you helps us to provide better care"
Please register now at the practice to be able to use our on-line services. This will allow you to book and cancel appointments, and order repeat medication on-line.
Appointments with a Doctor outside our normal opening hours are available in our extended hours sessions. For further details please see the tab titled "Appointments".
We have become aware of a problem with our computer system. If we have an email address/mobile number for you, you will receive an automated reminder about appointments that you have booked with us. Currently this email will inform you that your appointment is at the Winterton Surgery in Westerham. This may not be the case, and your appointment may be booked at the Sundridge Medical Centre. If you have any doubt please contact the surgery to check. We are very sorry for any confusion this may cause you. We are working with our system supplier to get this issue resolved as soon as possible.
Please book an appointment for your flu jab if you have any of the following long-term conditions affecting :- The lungs - The heart - The kidneys - The liver - The brain and nerveous system - The immune system - The spleen. You are also advised to have a flu jab If you have diabetes, are pregnant or are 65 and over.
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