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www.chelsfieldsurgery.co.uk62 Windsor DriveChelsfieldOrpingtonKent, BR6 6HDTel: 01689 852204
Our doctors, practice nurses and the health care assistant run clinics and offer advice on many health matters including the following:
Chiropody at Chelsfield Surgery - Available with Franco every Thurs Afternoon 2-6pm please ring for details and to book an appointment on 07790 827475 £25 per visit.
Minor Surgery Procedures Available with Dr Prema Ravi (Weekly Thurs mornings) - For any 'lumps and bumps'. Referrals to this service by GP/Nurse Practitioner only, internal and outside practices.
Sexual Health Clinic - we have a new Sexual Health Nurse Clinic running, with new extended hours 1pm until 6.30pm MONDAYS for Smears, Post Natal Checks, Contraception, Contraception Implants and Pill Checks.
Bromley Sexual Health website www.sexualhealthbromley.co.uk where residents can find up to date information and professionals can also find updates accordingly.
Contraceptive Services - Specialist services such as IUCD insertion/removal and implant insertion/removal are available at the Surgery, and carried out by Dr Prema Ravi, Dr Kristy Lau and Nurse Pat Grey.
Maternity Services - Care is usually shared between the practice and Princess Royal University Hospital. Our midwife will see you and also arrange for home visits if necessary. Please bring a sample of urine when you attend. The clinics are held every Thursday 8.45am - 11.30am.
For the 1st Appointment, this must be booked via the midwifery online portal.
Childhood Immunisations - Carried out by our Practice Nurses.
Travel Immunisations - Not all travel immunisations are FREE and available on the NHS, please click on the Travel Vaccinations tab for more information.
Adult Immunisation Programme - For the over 65s and those with a chronic disease, or at risk. Also carers and pregnant ladies are advised to have this vaccination.
You may be eligible for the Shingles vaccine. Use this link to help you find out. If so, please make an appointment with one of our nurses. If you require PNEUMONIA and SHINGLES vaccines, it is worth noting that they cannot be given at the same time. Appointments will need to be made 4 weeks apart.
Services no longer offered - Unfortunately our GPs are no longer able to sign passport forms, parachute fitness form or any forms that require the GP to make a clinical assessment of your ability to carry out the activity at that time.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
We are unable to give any information regarding a patient to a third party without prior verbal or written consent from the patient concerned in respect of the patient requesting that information. This consent will then be entered onto the patient's medical record for future reference. We take patient confidentiality in this practice very seriously, and will not impart any patient information without the patient's verbal or written consent.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges, for example:
Our secretaries cannot produce 'to whom it may concern' letters for leisure or vocational trips in respect of patient's current health or medication. A printout from the patient's records will be issued at no charge.
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales:
Private Insurance Claim Form
Medicals (dependent on form)
All Private Prescriptions
Private Administration Letters
More detailed reports/letters will be charged at a higher rate
Unfortunately our GPs are no longer able to sign passport forms for patients, or do 'FIT TO PARTICIPATE' letters.
Payment can be made either by cash, cheque or debit card (we do not accept credit cards) and will be required on commencement of the vaccine course. Please make cheques payable to Chelsfield Surgery.
We now have a card machine in the surgery for payment of these chargeable services by your debit card. Please ask reception if you wish to use this facility.
Dr Chrisanthi Pathmanathan (GP Trainee) commencing 6 months with Chelsfield Surgery (GP trainees are qualified doctors who wish to train to be a GP)
PROTOCOL FOR TRAVEL TRIAGE AND TRAVEL VACCINATION APPTS
20th February 2020
I HOPE THE ABOVE WILL ASSIST IN INFORMING PATIENTS OF OUR TRAVEL VACCINATION POLICY AND WHAT WE CAN OFFER AND WHAT WE CANNOT.
PLEASE ENSURE PATIENTS ARE AWARE THAT THE LONGER TIME THEY GIVE US TO ASSESS AND THEN GIVE A TRAVEL VACCINATION APPT THE BETTER.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment AT LEAST 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered by the surgery. Your second appointment needs to be at least one month before you travel to allow the vaccines to give appropriate protection to the patient.
The following vaccines are available free on the NHS for travel purposes:Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria and Hep A/B combined. Hep B is normally chargeable to patients unless it is required for occupational health grounds, but we have decided not to charge our patients for this vaccine.
However, YELLOW FEVER, RABIES AND JAPANESE ENCEP are not available under the NHS and will have to be sourced privately. We are not an authorised YELLOW FEVER CENTRE (nearest one to surgery is Green Street Green Medical Centre
Malaria Prescriptions are available as a private prescription (£20) and the medication will have to be paid for at the chemist.
therefore a charge will be made to the surgery as below:
Course of 3 vaccines
non-chargeable to our patients
There is a prescription charge (£20), and a charge for the
medication to the pharmacy direct
£20.00 plus cost of medication
to the pharmacy direct
Unavailable in surgery,
must be sourced privately
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and book a telephone triage appointment with the nurse after completion of the form is given to the surgery reception.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December at the earliest, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Please also note that GPs are not to vaccinate this age group until the clinically at risk have been done - update from NHS England August 2020
ADDITIONAL Seasonal Flu Vaccinations available for Over 65s and Chronic Disease Patients (CHD, Diabetes, Stroke, COPD) from end of sept and throughout October
1) Appointments are all pre-bookable
2) You must wear a face covering
3) You will have your temperature taken upon entering the building
4) Sanitise your hands in Reception lobby
5) Social distance as per our Receptionist instructions
6) You may be asked to wait outside if social distancing cannot be maintained, bring an umbrella just in case?
7) Enter through the front door, and exit through the extension back door
8) Wear short sleeved shirt/top to assist the nurse in giving the vaccination
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