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Clinics & Services

In addition to the routine medical services the practice provides the following services: 

Addiction Counselling

The practice supports patients attending detoxification at Kent Council for Addiction treatment centres or the East Kent Substance Misuse clinics. We do not supply opiate prescriptions to these patients and prescribing remains the reponsibility of unit supervising treatment. 

Anticoagulant Monitoring Clinic

This clinic is for patients who have been started on an anticoagulant medication and enables patients to be monitored closely. 

Antenatal Clinics

Antenatal and Postnatal services are provided by our midwives and the doctors. 

Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease Clinics

Full assessments with Spirometry and management advice are provided by our specialist practice nurse - Niki White 

Cardiovascular Medicine Clinics

Angina, Atrial fibrillation, Heart Attack, Peripheral vascular disease and Hypertensive patients receive full assessments and management advice from our doctors. 

Child Health Surveillance and Immunisations Clinics

These are provided by the practice nurses and doctors. 

Health Visiting Team

The Health Visiting Team is made up of qualified nurses who have a specialist training and Community Nursery Nurses to work with and support families with children of pre-school age. Thier role includes home visiting when you have a baby, developmental assessments, health education, maternal mental health, support with sleep. behaviour, toilet training and well baby clinics. The Health Visiting Team is based at St Augustines and can be contacted on 019843 830225 option 1 Monday- Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)

Contraception Services

All doctors offer a range of services for contraception. Dr Anita Jain and Nurse Lucy Le Vasseur are able to implant Implanon contraceptive tubes. 

Diabetic Clinic 

Full assessments and annual check-ups are performed with monitoring tests and health care advice. This service, which includes the initiation and maintenance of insulin therapy and the new therapies including exenatide and the gliptins is provided by our specialist practice nurse - Alison Coppard as well as Dr Brian Summerfield and Dr McCafferty. 

Health Assessment and Promotion Clinics

Patients may book to have well person checks, screening tests and health advice from our practice nurses and nurse practitioner. 

Minor Surgery Session
Each doctor has a weekly minor surgery session where minor surgery is undertaken; intrauterine contraceptive devices are fitted and hormone implants are inserted.

New Patient Registration Medicals

Appointments for these are given before a patient registers at the practice and patients will not be registered with the practice until this has been attended. The examinations are undertaken by our Health Care Assistants. 

Elderly Assessments 

Patients over the age of 75 yrs may book in for a health care check annually. 

Psychological Counselling

This service is offered to patients with psychological difficulties for which they prefer a talking therapy as an alternative to medication. The referral to our counsellors will be made by the doctor after assessment. 

Travel Clinic

Patients requiring immunisation for travel to foreign locations may book an appointment with the practice nurses for an assessment of their health care requirements. If you are travelling to third world countries you should make an appoinment several weeks before travelling to ensure that the courses of the various immunisations can be completed safely. There is a fee for giving some immunisations and some vaccines have to be purchased. Malaria prevention is NOT available on ordinary prescriptions. A private prescription will be supplied and you will need to purchase the drugs from the pharmacy. More information is available on the above tab.

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