Clinics & Services
We provide the following adult immunisations:
|65 years old||Pneumococcal|
|65 years and older||Influenza|
|70 years old||Shingles|
Find out if you are eligible for the Shingles jab
For further information regarding the various NHS immunisation programmes, including the selective immunisation programmes, and additional vaccines for individuals with underlying medical conditions, please phone reception on 01892 546422, and ask to speak to our Office Manager
Most antenatal care is now carried out at the surgery, shared by your GP and midwife.
Depending on the result and the patient's age, these should be done every three to five years. A reminder will be sent when you are due. As a routine procedure, smears are normally done by the practice nurse.
For more information
Child Development Checks
A six-week check is carried out at the same time as a postnatal check. Health visitors carry out the 2 - 2 1/2 year developmental check (parental choice).
Contact your health visitor for details on Tunbridge Wells 03007 900243.
We offer immunisations as advised by Public Health England. Please press the link below to view this information, copies are available at reception.
This work is shared between the doctors and practice nurses who are able to offer confidential advice on all methods of family planning, including pre-conception. Coil and implant fitting is offered by:
- Dr Rachel Myers
- Dr Stephanie Barrett
- Dr Louise Hopkins
- Dr Katharine Morris
- Dr Nicole Averill
- Dr Helen Creed
Please make a telephone appointment with them to discuss your requirements first. Consultation and provision of emergency contraception is available from the GPs and practice nurses.
We encourage all our patients to share responsibility for their health - both in the prevention and treatment of disease.
The following topics are covered by either the doctors or the practice nurses.
- ADVICE ON HEALTHY EATING: many medical problems are due to being overweight. We can tell you what your ideal weight should be and how to achieve it.
- EXERCISE: helps prevent heart disease and control weight.
- SMOKING: is still the largest preventable cause of ill health in this country, especially cancer, heart and lung disease. The Practice Nursing Team can refer you to smoking cessation advice on a one-to-one basis, supplemented by nicotine replacement therapy where appropriate.
If you are aged 40 – 74 we can offer you healthchecks with a Healthcare Assistant. During the 30-minute appointment, information such as your age, gender, family history, height, weight and blood pressure will be collated, and you will be offered a cholesterol test. There will also be questions about your lifestyle. This health check is designed to help you identify your chances of developing a range of diseases. If there is an element of your lifestyle that you would like to change to help reduce your risks, we can help and support you to do so.
Patients in the above age group will automatically receive an invitation for this Health Check every five years. Please note: these appointments are arranged via invitation only.
We carry out private medical examinations for those who require them for personal/insurance reasons, and we also work with various local businesses.
For more information on non-NHS services we provide
This is undertaken by Dr Kirk-Smith and Dr Koshal and can avoid long waits at the hospital.
A large variety of conditions can be dealt with quickly using modern sterile equipment. Make an appointment with your own doctor or the practice nurse first.
For more information on appointment times
Regular monitoring is offered to patients to assist them in the management of their condition, with the aim of keeping in good health. This will include those with:
- Coronary heart disease
- Asthma and chronic respiratory disease
We also offer annual reviews for patients with epilepsy, thyroid or mental health problems.
The surgery offers a comprehensive Travel Clinic service through the Practice Nursing Service. Nurses offer individual assessments of travel risks and offer appropriate vaccinations including antimalarial. There are charges for some vaccinations and travel certificates provided, based on fees recommended by the BMA and NHS. Hepatitis B vaccine is sometimes given to registered patients for travel purposes and a charge will be made or vaccination given for this purpose. Occupational health risks are the responsibility of patients' employers. Please make an appointment with the nurse up to EIGHT weeks before travel.
Please download the form below prior to your appointment date and hand it over to the reception desk at the surgery
The price list for various travel vaccinations can be downloaded below
There is further information about countries and vaccinations at the link below
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