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Birchington Medical Centre

Welcome to the Birchington Medical Centre

 We hope you find this website both useful and informative.

Birchington Medical Centre

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Christmas Opening
We are open as usual on all weekdays except December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.


Newsletter

You can read the latest autumn newsletter here. The winter newsletter will be out soon.


Latest News   Latest News
Have a look at our Latest News page. There's information on:
  • New Friends and Family Test
 

Changing NHS   Updates on clinical staff...
 

Dr Ghazi and Dr Martin are now partners in charge of the surgery following the retirement of Dr Kelsey. Dr Afridi and Dr Finlay are salaried doctors and we have a new Doctor, Anthony Tasou who started in July, part time. We are looking for another GP to increase our appointment availability.

We have two Nurse Practitioners, Barbara and Sue, and they are proving to be very popular. They can do most things that a GP would do, including prescriptions and if any issues arise they readily consult with the doctors to make the best decisions.


Care.Data   Care Data

From November 2013 NHS England will be utilising patient data from GP practices for the new care.data service.

The aim of care.data is to improve healthcare by increasing the availability of timely and accurate data to allow services to be better designed for patients.  Patient data will be combined with information from other care settings such as hospitals with the intention of improving healthcare overall and to aid research. Click here for further details

 

Mobile Phone Website   New website for Mobile Phones and Tablets
 

We now have a mobile version of our Practice website.

If you use a smart phone such as an Apple iPhone, Google Android or Blackberry, or a Tablet computer you will probably be directed to the mobile version first.

If you still wish to see the desktop version of the Birchington Medical Centre website there is a link at the foot of each mobile website page.


On-line Prescriptions   Prescription Service

You can now order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access. Ask at reception or drop us a line to get registered.

Whether you are at home or work you can quickly log on to view, book and cancel appointments and order repeat prescriptions via the internet. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.

Alternatively, you can email your repeat prescription requests to prescription.bmc@nhs.net. If you currently send requests to the prescrioption clerk's nhs email address, these will be pased out over the next month or so.

 

Latest News   Patient Participation Group
 

Did you know we have a patient participation group?

The purpose of the Birchington Medical Centre PPG group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop. They have their own email address now, at bmc.ppg@nhs.net. Date of next meeting is 4th November at 4pm at the surgery.

Click here for further information.

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