We hope you find this website both useful and informative.
Our Practice Manager, Adrian Young, is leaving in October. "I want to thank all of the patients, staff and doctors for their support whilst I have been at the centre. I recognise that we have made some improvements but there is still more to come, and wish you all well in the future. Take care."
The Patient group conducted a survey of the practice in April, and the lengthy report can be found here.
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|Updates on clinical staff...|
Dr Ghazi and Dr Martin are now partners in charge of the surgery. Dr Anthony Tasou is now working three days a week to provide extra appointments.
We have an experienced Nurse Practitioner, Barbara and she is proving to be very popular. She 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.
|As some may know we have recently trialled "sit and wait" clinics. These were designed for an on the day basis and to try and create capacity for patients that needed medical attention the same day.
We have since found that these were not as efficient as we had hoped and now operating a book on the day service with GPs in the mornings.
Emergency appointments are available with our Advanced Practitioner in the afternoons. Routine appointments are available first thing in the morning, every afternoon and via online booking with our GPs. Routine appointments are bookable up to one month in advance.
|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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you currently send requests to the prescrioption clerk's nhs email address, these will be pased out over the next month or so.
|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 email@example.com. Date of next meeting is the the 17th september 2015 5:30pm at the surgery. For a list of further meeting dates please visit the Patient Participation Group page on this site.
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