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Welcome to Amherst Medical Practice

Stop and read thisWelcome to our new Website. We have spent a lot of time reorganising it so hope you find it useful and easier to find your way around.

We have over 7500 patients who we have emails for. We would love to get this to 9000.

There are some real advantages for everyone who provide an email – we can communicate to people we need to with anything that is relevant in a rapid and speedy way – and its far cheaper (we could never afford the cost or the paper of posting). This could be to let you know about new campaigns – for example ‘flu jabs in the winter – which may be important to you that we do quickly and simply is the best way. Also we can let you know practice news via regular newsletters – and of course Internet access means you can find a lot of useful details on our website also.

So there are real advantages.

Don’t think of age as a barrier – we have patients in their 90’s who we send emails to so please don’t think this is something for younger generations.

Join our mailing list
If you have not told us your email address, or know people who have not and they are happy with emails to help them keep up to date with everything from Amherst, please let us know by clicking here. Email addresses are used solely for matters directly related to the patient and treated as confidential.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this site, or how it can be improved, please contact us by clicking here.

Click here to read our Team Mission Statement

Amherst Medical Practice
Stop Press:

We know that...
...you are finding it increasingly difficult to get an appointment with your chosen doctor as quickly as either you or we would like…. we want to explain why.  Read more...

Access to Medical Records
As of 1st April 2016 patients will be able to access their on line medical records which may include documents blood test results and consultations. Read more...

Click here for details of the Sevenoaks hospital blood testing service.

The Practice closes between 12.30 to 18.30 for Learning Afternoons.

The next Learning Afternoons are on: Wednesday 8th June 2016, Tuesday 13th September 2016.

For emergency help during this time call 111.

Health Help Now. For urgent help and advice including: Late Night and Sunday Pharmacies, Minor Injuries, Dental Emergency, Confidential and Emotional Support 24/7, and Social Services, click here.

Pharmacy First West Kent Common Ailments Scheme. Service currently provided by Day Lewis Dartford Road. Click here for further details.

NHS Talking Therapy Providers in West Kent. There is a range of free NHS funded talking therapy and counselling services available in the West Kent area. If you live in West Kent you can refer yourself into these free services and see an NHS funded therapist. Click here for further details.

The New Maudsley Method Skills Workshops for anyone Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder - Maidstone. Put on your oxygen mask and immerse yourself in these workshops based on the New Maudsley approach which has helped so many families to navigate their way through a seemingly impossible task. Click here for the brochure and click here for the timetable.

General News

Our current news stories include:

  • Access to Medical Records
  • CCG Unveils Ambitious Plans
  • Doctor's News
  • Help With Making Appointments
  • Practice Performance Report
  • We're Accepting New Patients
  • Patient Records
    Read more...
Other News and Information:

Care.Data 
From November 2013 NHS England will be utilising patient data from GP practices for the new care.data service.  Read more...

Patient Participation Group
Did you know we have a patient participation group?

The purpose of the Amherst Medical Practice Website PPG group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

Click here for further information.

If you need medical attention
'Choose' Well by choosing the right service. The short video below is all about Choosing the Right Service:

On-line Services
You can now view Allergies and Medications within your medical record, or order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access. Available 24 hours a day, whether you're at home or work, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.

If you currently leave your paper prescription at a local chemist for them to bring to Amherst using this new service is faster and more efficient. Your prescription will still go back to the chemist of your choice.

Click here to register online.

The NHS - changes, pressures....
..and what it means for patients.  There is a lot going on in the NHS, especially in England.  You may have heard or read about some of the changes and pressures the service is facing.

We want to make sure you have the full story and know how to have your say.

This guide pulls together key information, provides links to other useful sites, and explains what the British Medical Association, representing UK doctors and medical students, think about it all.  

Read More about what is happening in the NHS.

Compliments, Concerns, or Comments
Do you have any comments or concerns that you would like to put to us? Would you like to let us know that what we are doing meets with your approval?

Now you can, by clicking here for our new Compliments, Concerns, or Comments form.

Health Checks
Working Together to Improve Your Health.

This check is part of a national scheme to help prevent the onset of certain health problems Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions mentioned below may be eligible for a health check.

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented- even if you have a history of them in your family. Check with reception to see if you are eligible for a Free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to maintain or improve your health. Our nurses Alison and Rebecca carry out the health checks they are 30 minute appointments. Check with reception.

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To email a doctor, cancel an appointment, enquire about prescriptions, change your address or send in a travel form or enquire about the Brasted Practice please click below.

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Patient Access

Use Patient Access to order repeat prescriptions and view your medical record.

NHS 111

NHS 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.

Friends and Family Test

Patient Survey

How likely are you to recommend this Surgery to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?  Please spend 2 minutes to take the Friends and Family Test.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS.  Get insights into the factors that influence visits to NHS Choices provided by the NHS Choices reporting team.

Patient UK

Patient UK

Patient is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

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