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Amherst Medical Practice

 

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2019 Flu Clinics - Please click here for the flu newsletter and click here for clinic dates and information.

1st April 2019: The practice list has been temporarily reopened. We have capacity to register 50 new patients after which point the practice list will unfortunately have to close again for a temporary period of time. New patients wishing to join the practice will need to complete new patient registration forms which can be obtained via the reception desk. Please note that we are only able to accept new patients who are not already registered with a local GP practice in the Sevenoaks area.

 

Proxy Online Access

We are aware some patients have been receiving emails from Patient Access regarding a new functionality that allows giving people other than the patients permission to access their records. 

This is designed for all users of Patient Access who need to use the service on behalf of someone else. This may include:

  • Families with young children
  • Those who care for a family member or friend who finds using the internet difficult
  • Professional carers

Those wishing to use this functionality need to complete this consent form and return to reception with appropriate identification. This consent form is also available for collection at Reception. Further information about Proxy Online Access can be found on the Patient Access website and by clicking on this link

 

16/08/2019 Important News

Amherst has now implemented a single system (Patient Access) for patients to be able to book & cancel GP appointments, order repeat medication, see their results and medical records. The benefit for patients will be that they will not have to log in to 2 different systems as you are currently having to do with the appointments system being separate to the prescriptions and medical records system. The change will also make it more efficient for the practice to have everything under a single clinical system. 

The Go Live date for this is Monday 2nd of September 2019. Patients are now able to book online appointments in September with their registered GP. We would like to thank patients for their patience while we migrated appointment systems.   

 

Physiotherapy First

An NHS initiative will affect Amherst patients aged 18 and older with musculoskeletal (MSK) problems – for example, back and neck pain, sciatica, joint pain in hips, knees, feet, shoulders, elbows and fingers, and trigger finger (fingers stuck in a bent position).

Click here for details.

 

Pharmacy First West Kent Common Ailments Scheme

Service currently provided by Boots UK Ltd (High Street Sevenoaks), Paydens, Bat & Ball Pharmacy. Click here for further details.

 

Care Navigation

Patients may be asked to explain briefly what the problem is when they ring Amherst to book a GP appointment. Under NHS care navigation – or signposting – we aim to provide the most appropriate service

What and Why are we promoting Care Navigation - Please click on the link

Click here for details

 

Improved Access and Extended Hours at Amherst Medical Practice

From July 2019 we will be providing at Sevenoaks, pre-booked appointments on selected days between 7.00am and 8pm with GPs, our Paramedic and our HCAs - click here for further details.

 

Learning Afternoons

The Practice closes between 12.30 to 18.30 for Learning Afternoons.
The next Learning Afternoons are on: Thursday 12th September, Tuesday 23rd October and Wednesday 13th November 2019.

For emergency medical help during this time please call 111.

 

Keeping in touch

Have you provided AMP with your email address? More than 8,000 patients have, but we would love to include every eligible patient on our email database.

Email is such a convenient and quick way to communicate with patients, and it’s far cheaper than sending letters in the post.

Via email we can let you know about important new campaigns, e.g., winter 'flu jabs. We can also send you all our practice news via regular e-newsletters.

 

Please join our mailing list

If you have not told us your email address, and know other patients who haven’t, and you and they would be happy to receive practice emails to help them keep up to date with everything from Amherst, please let us know by clicking here.

Note: Email addresses are used solely for matters directly related to the patient and treated as confidential.

 

ONEYOU - Kent and Medway

ONEYOU Kent and Medway provides NHS Free tips apps and services to help YOU improve more. Stop smoking. Drink less, Eat well and enjoy a healthier lifestyle
BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY ONEYOU - Click here for further details.

 

Latest News

Single Point of Access

If you have concerns about your mental health and you are NOT currently under the care and treatment of one of our Community Mental Health Teams or any other of our mental health services within the trust please make an appointment to see your GP, where you can discuss your concerns and they will advise and signpost you to the most appropriate service.

If however you need urgent or emergency mental health help and support and you are not currently receiving care and treatment from one of our Community Mental Health Teams, please call our 24/7 Single Point of Access on 0300 222 0123 or text 07860 022819.

Our Mental Health Single Point of Access (SPoA) provides a single route to obtain Urgent advice to all new patients to our Kent and Medway mental health services in urgent situations. When calling our SPoA you will be speaking to someone who can ensure you are put through to the right person or service.

 

We know that...
...you can’t always get an appointment with your chosen doctor as quickly as either you or we would like… we’d like to explain why.  Read more...

 

Access to Medical Records

Since April 1, 2016 patients have been able to access their online medical records – which may include documents, blood test results and consultations. Read more...

 

Health Help Now

 

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.

Common Childhood Illnesses and Wellbeing

Click here for details of a guide to common childhood illnesses and wellbeing.

 

Are you Antibiotic Aware?

Please click here to read this handy guide. The practice is from May 2019 participating in a Research Study run by the University of Bristol which is looking at the treatment of Coughs in children under the Age of 10. More information is available at the practice. 

 

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
  • Patient Records
    Read more...

 

Other News and Information

Patient Participation Group

Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?

The purpose of the Patient Participation 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.

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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, Medications and Blood Test results 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.

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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 below, for our Compliments, Concerns, or Comments form.

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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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Contact the Practice

To email a doctor, cancel an appointment, enquire about prescriptions, change your address, send in a travel form or enquire about the Brasted Practice, please click below. Please note: If using a Contact a doctor by email form, you only need use this process once and can use the email address supplied by us from then on.

Patient Access

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

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.

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 (nhs.uk)

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Patient UK

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