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Westerham TN16 1RB
Skinner, Knox, Kapadia, Johnston & Cheales
The Medical Centre
Kent TN14 6EH
Change of Surgery Clinical System
TUESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2015
We would like to inform our Patients that the Practice has made a decision to move from our
Present Clinical provider VISION to EMIS WEB from TUESDAY 8th DECEMBER 2015.
The move to the new clinical system will vastly improve the efficiency of the Practice and will benefit the patients as well as the clinical and admin staff. However, this is a MAJOR undertaking and will affect many of the systems which patients currently use. Many of the activities which staff normally carry out (such as booking appointments, issuing medications and writing up of consultation notes) will become strange and unfamiliar and will initially take longer whilst the change takes place. Whilst we are preparing as much as possible with training and staff briefings before the above date, we give our apologise in advance and ask for your patience over this period of time and the following days after the migration to EMIS WEB which we know will be a challenging time, but will be for the benefit of all.
Prescriptions and Appointments online
Being able to order medication and book appointments online through our current system will close down between 1st DECEMBER and up to and including the 12th DECEMBER Repeat Prescriptions will not be issued. To use the new ONLINE system you will need to come into the Practice and ask for your unique registration letter to enable you to start the process, or look at the Practice Web Page www.westerhampractice.co.uk for information on our new Patient Access.
IMPORTANT: A written request for Repeat Medication will be required at the surgery and Appointments will only be able to be made via telephoning the surgery for “book on the day only” during this fortnight.
We apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused by this change of software, but we will do our best to resolve any problems you experience. PLEASE be aware, our receptionists and clinical staff will all be new to the EMIS system and things will take a little longer to complete. We therefore ask that you be patient with us as we make this necessary transition.
Thank You - The Practice Team
Contact the Surgery to Book your 2015 Flu Appointment
WESTERHAM FLU APPOINTMENTS - 01959 564949
SUNDRIDGE FLU APPOINTMENTS - 01959 562531
Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the "flu jab" is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu can be more severe in certain people listed below,
The flu vaccination is given free on the NHS as an annual injection to:
anyone aged 65 and over
children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease, diabetes, kidney/liver disease, brain/nervous system, spleen)
children and adults with weakened immune systems
children aged six months to two years at risk of flu
If you think the above includes you - book an appointment today at the practice.
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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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