21 St Botolph's Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ and
High Street, Brasted, Kent, TN16 1HU
Sevenoaks Practice: Tel: 01732 459 255
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Sevenoaks Hospital Blood Testing and Results Service
We are not accepting new patients at present. We will update this message when we are accepting new patients again. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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).
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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
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Improved Access at Amherst Medical Practice
From October 2018 we will be providing at Sevenoaks appointments on selected days between 7.15am and 8pm - click here for further details.
Important Notice - 10th May 2018
Requests to join our Practice List
Unfortunately at the present time we are not accepting patients for a limited time. This is due to our current patient numbers which we have had to cap. This is necessary to ensure that the care of our existing patients is safe and not compromised and that we can safely meet all the demands of consultations with due regard to the well-being of our GP’s and staff as well as patients.
We are able to do this on an informal basis under Regulation 171 of our GMS contract with NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group. We are capping of our list on a temporary basis and we are carefully monitoring the situation.
Currently we are accepting new babies, students retuning to the family home, and anyone joining the same household. Patients entering a Nursing Home for which we are responsible will also be accepted.
Any visiting relative or friend at the same address as an existing patient may also be treated for an acute illness as a temporary patient.
This is no intention for discrimination of any kind to any party making an application.
If you have just moved into the area and have a mobility problem that means you cannot access another practice, please write to the Practice Manager at the above address.
The other practices in Sevenoaks are aware of our closure and maybe approached for possible registration.
These practices are:
If you have any difficulties in finding a GP please contact the Patient Allocation Team on 01622 228393.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Email: Click here
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.
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...
Are you Antibiotic Aware?
Please click here to read this handy guide.
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.
The Practice closes between 12.30 to 18.30 for Learning Afternoons.
The next Learning Afternoons are on: Thursday 7th March, Wednesday 15th May, Thursday 6th June, Tuesday 16th July, Thursday 12th September, Tuesday 23rd October and Wednesday 13th November 2019.
For emergency help during this time call 111.
Pharmacy First West Kent Common Ailments Scheme.
Service currently provided by Day Lewis Dartford Road. Click here for further details.
Our current news stories include:
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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.More Information
If you need medical attention
'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
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
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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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