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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.
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:
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 in our Proxy Access Information Leaflet.
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.
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).
Service currently provided by Boots UK Ltd (High Street Sevenoaks), Paydens, Bat & Ball Pharmacy. See the Pharmacy First West Kent Common Ailments Scheme leaflet for further details.
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
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. See our Improved Access Timetable for further details.
The Practice closes between 12.30 to 18.30 for Learning Afternoons.
The next Learning Afternoons are on: Wednesday 13th November 2019.
For emergency medical help during this time please call 111.
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.
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 join our mailing list.
Note: Email addresses are used solely for matters directly related to the patient and treated as confidential.
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.
...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 further details about appointments...
Since April 1, 2016 patients have been able to access their online medical records – which may include documents, blood test results and consultations. Read further details about access to Medical Records,..
The Health Help Now leaflet provides urgent help and advice including: Late Night and Sunday Pharmacies, Minor Injuries, Dental Emergency, Confidential and Emotional Support 24/7, and Social Services.
See this this guide to common childhood illnesses and wellbeing.
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. See this Antibiotic Aware Guide.
Our current news stories include:
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.Patient Group Page
'Choose' Well by choosing the right service. The short video below is all about Choosing the Right Service:
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.Register Online
..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.
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.Comments Form
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.
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.
Use Patient Access to order repeat prescriptions and view your medical record.
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