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Latest News

Proposed Closure of Garlinge Branch Surgery 

10/7/2020- The Partners would like to advise our patients that we are applying to close the branch surgery at Garlinge and continue to  see all our registered patients at The Limes Medical Centre. Please read our letter here Branch Closure Letter

We would like feedback from our patients regarding this application; due to Covid 19 restrictions request you complete the following online survey. Please click on the link below:

We believe that this will strengthen our practice as a whole and provide patient care into the future.

The survey closing date is 7th August 2020

Garlinge Branch Surgery 

We currently are not operating services from the Garlinge Branch Surgery- this is to support patients better and maintain safe staffing levels whilst trying to reduce risk during the current pandemic. We apologise for any inconvenience. Phone lines are diverted to The limes surgery and prescription requests can be made at your local pharmacy and through the Limes. The Garlinge Surgery site is currently being used as a Hot Site- to support all surgeries during the crisis. 

e-consult- launch date 30th April 2020

e-consult How it Works and Frequently Asked Questions

Watch the video here 

Online appointments

20% of our appointments will be online- have you registerd for online services? If not please discuss with the reception team to sign up.

Thanet District Council Trinity Square Car Park 

Thanet District Council are installing entrance barriers to thier car park in Trinity Square. Please see their website for details of parking costs, restrictions and how to pay. 

Patient Participation Group

The Limes Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG) welcome new volunteers to represent patients, offer views on the services and facilities provided. The Patient Participation Group meets every three months and helps support the future of the surgery for the benefit of the patients. If you are interested click here on the icon below and print and complete the form and return to the surgery. More information can be found in the leaflet. Meeting Minutes can be found on the link at the bottom of the page

PPG Leaflet 

On Line Repeat Prescription Services

Are you aware that you can request your repeat prescriptions from your own home? Sign up and you will be able to electronically request your repeat prescriptions. Identify a chemist you would like to use and we will send your prescription straight to them (restrictions may apply), they may even deliver to your door! Pick up a form in the surgery or ask at Reception. We will need to see photographic ID when you enroll. This will also enable other online services to be available. 

DNA Figures (Patients who failed to attend booked appointments)

In 2019 2.8% of GP appointments were not attended by the patients who had booked them. 

Did You Know? 

The Limes provided approximately 42,000 GP appointments in 2019.

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