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We are now booking appointments for flu vaccinations.  If you are over 65 or in an at risk group please call Reception to book your appointment.

Some patients are experiencing problems with ordering repeat prescriptions online.  We are trying to resolve this issue with the IT provider but in the meantime please visit the surgery to complete a form to order your prescriptions.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

We have recently seen a cut to the number of blood test appointment slots offered to us by Maidstone Tunbridge Wells Trust.  In the circumstances demand for the remaining slots is very high.  If you have a blood test appointment please can you ensure that you attend or let reception know if you wish to cancel.

As you can imagine, our telephone lines are busiest between 8am and 10am.  It would be really appreciated if patients ringing for a routine appointment or other routine matter could avoid those times. Thank you.

Training & Research

GP Training

This practice has been accredited to train doctors intending to become general practitioners. The practice needs to be regularly inspected for this purpose, and this involves inspection of the medical records. Only doctors approved for this purpose will do this, and they will respect completely the confidentiality of the information. If you do not want your records to be available for inspection then please inform the practice of your wishes.

Sometimes the doctor may wish to video record their consultations, and in this case your permission will always be requested beforehand. Further information about training in this practice is available from the receptionist.

Research

The practice is part of the National Framework of the Medical Research Council, which carries out nationally the sort of research which can only be done, or is best done, in general practice. Patients are occasionally invited to take part in such carefully monitored projects.



 
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