Wateringbury SurgeryTel: 01622 814466
Wateringbury Branch SurgeryTel: 01732 841213
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Daily clinics are run by our practice nurses who offer you treatment, general counselling and advice on the following topics:
The practice nurses are available for well woman and well man screening checks by appointment. This includes a review of general health, lifestyles and heart disease risk factors.
Advice on the full range of family planning is provided by the doctors and practice nurses. Please make an appointment and inform the receptionist if you require coil or cap fittings.
Our midwife shares your care with Dr Gaule and Dr Collier at Wateringbury and also Maidstone or Pembury Hospital. She can be contacted via the Community Office at Pembury Hospital 01892 638158.
The health visitor clinics are at the Wateringbury Surgery twice a month on a Tuesday from 09.30 to 11.30 hrs. She deals mainly with the under 5’s and advises on prevention rather than cure. Developmental assessments are made by the doctors at 6 weeks and 8 months (hearing tests), 18 months and 3½ years by the health visitor. To contact the Health Visitors advice line ring 01732 221144 from 09.30 to 12.00 hrs Monday to Friday.
We offer free flu vaccinations commencing in September each year, to all our patients over 65 years (who are not allergic to eggs or feathers) and those at risk from heart, chest, diabetic and age-related conditions.
District nurses provide care and advice on all aspects of nursing for those unable to leave their homes. Dressings, incontinence aids, home adaptation equipment and home treatment can be provided. The district nurse attends the surgery daily and may be contacted on 01622 814609
We can offer a counselling service to patients one day a week by appointment. Any patient wishing to see the counsellor must first make an appointment to see a GP who will then refer you. There is an NHS wait.
The doctors do minor surgery in our well equipped treatment room with the practice nurse.
Completion of certain forms and letters fall outside the scope of the General Medical Services which GPs are required to provide free of charge. As such, some things are classed as a private service. The fees we charge are usually less than those recommended by the British Medical Association. Please click HERE to see our list of our Non-NHS Services and fees. For further information on why we charge for these services please click HERE.
Please call between 11am and 3.30pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
FREE ADVICE AND SUPPORT
Do you or a Member of your Family need any Advice/ Support in relation to Care and living an independent life at home?
If so you can make an appointment to speak with a
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CO-ORDINATOR (Denise Duff)
For more information and to book an appointment please speak with the Reception Team at the Surgery
Tel: 01622 814466
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Hot Meal Delivery
Care at Home
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