21 St Botolph's Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ and
High Street, Brasted, Kent, TN16 1HU
Sevenoaks Practice: Tel: 01732 459 255
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.
If you hear that we are not working hard enough and only want to line our own pockets, please don’t believe it. All we want is more time and less interference so that we can get on and do what we have been trained to do – help you and your family get well and stay well.
It would be greatly appreciated by Amherst if you could help to ease the pressure on us and help us focus on clinical care not administration, in some of the following ways:
Access to Medical Records
Online access to your medical records
Patients can access their EMIS medical records on-line, which will usually include problems, medications, allergies, immunisations, documents and test results.
If you have already signed up for on-line prescription services this will make you eligible for this additional service. However it will only be offered to you if authorised by your usual GP which could be at your next consultation, by email or by telephone.
If you are not currently signed up for online services (such as prescriptions but not Appointments) then if you wish to register for this service please let one of the reception team know and they can print a form for you, or you can register via the website or by clicking here.
West Kent CCG Unveils Ambitious Plans For Future
NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has revealed its ambitious plans for transforming healthcare in west Kent...
Over the next two years, the CCG plans to:
Dr Bob Bowes, Chair of NHS West Kent CCG, said: “We have worked with patients and the providers of services to come up with a plan for transforming the way we support patients in west Kent.
“Our vision is to put more emphasis on providing care closer to home for patients to save them having to travel to hospital where possible. This is the start of ambitious changes which will take place over the next five years.
“It’s vital we provide a service which seems more joined up for patients, and our priorities include improving services for children and young people with mental health problems, and giving more help and support to people with dementia.”
Dr Anjali Melethil is now a GP Trainer as well as Dr Kate Lay.
Dr Lay has a new GP registrar:
Esther Cheesman GP Registrar
Amherst August 2014 – August 2015
I completed my medical degree at Guys, Kings & St Thomas' School of Medicine in 2010 and afterwards worked at Guildford and Hastings (a year in each hospital). I started general practice training in 2012 in Tunbridge Wells.
I'm Australian and I was born in Sydney. We moved to England aged 11 and I've been here ever since. I live in Sevenoaks with my husband (he's English). Outside of work I like to read, cook and spend time with friends.
I have joined the Amherst Medical Practice as a GP registrar and will be here for a year.
Help with Making Appointments
Extended Hours appointments which can be before 8am and after 18.30pm
The practice does offer Extended Hours appointments. Please speak to your Doctors receptionist who can advise when your GP offers this service. Each GP offers a different schedule of appointment times
Practice Performance Report
The Practice was assessed by NHS Kent and Medway on its performance between April 2010 and March 2011. This report covers many of the important day to day objectives of the Practice and we are pleased to have been rated "Gold" on no less than six occasions.
This practice records information about you, your health and your treatment, so that you receive the right care. We are also involved in research that requires access to fully anonymised computerised information from patients’ notes’. For more information, and how you can opt out, please click here.
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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