Warders Medical Centre

47 East St, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1LA |The Surgery, Village Hall, Penshurst, Kent TN11 8BP
Tel: 01732 770088 | Fax: 01732 770033


Flu Vaccines are now available…

If you are in one of the eligible groups please book an appointment for your annual immunisation.

If you are uncertain about your eligibility please see below or contact our Reception team.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • are very overweight (BMI over 40)
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

You will also be eligible if you suffer from:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease ormotor neurone disease
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy.

 

If you are a front-line health and social care worker you should also have a flu vaccine but it is your employer’s responsibility to arrange vaccination for you.

 

Also this year the nasal spray flu vaccine will be available for children aged two and three  years old plus children in school years one and two.

If you or your child is eligible for a flu vaccine please book an appointment through reception.

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The practice has now joined the Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS). If you have regular prescriptions, please ask for a form at reception to nominate your preferred pharmacy. Thank you

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NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the Practice…

…is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the Practice and should not be used for any judgement about GP earnings, nor make any comparisons with other Practices.

 

The average pay for GPs working in the Warders Medical Centre in the last financial year (ending March 31 2017) was £77,289 before Tax and National Insurance. This is for 5 full time GPs and 7 part time GPs who worked in the Practice for more than six months.

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If you have concerns about the safety or well-being of any child or a vulnerable adult….

….please use the following contact details:

 

For Children:

Telephone   03000 411111

Out of Hours  03000 419191

or visit: http://www.kscb.org.uk/

 

For Adults:

Telephone: 0300 333 5433

Out of Hours: 08457 626777

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Your Data and the NHS: How Information about you helps the NHS to provide better care…

 

 

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered.

This information along with your postcode and NHS number

but not your name, are sent to a secure system where

it can be linked with other health information.

This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out

medical research to use information from different parts

of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

 

You have a choice.

 

If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.

If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at

reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information

about you helps us to provide better care”.

 

More information can be found here

www.nhs.uk/caredata

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Pages/overview.aspx?_cldee=cmljaGFyZGNsYXh0b25AZG9jdG9ycy5vcmcudWs%3d&urlid=2

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Variation of Contract notice of requirement…

 

STATEMENT OF INTENT

 

Records, Information and Notification

 

Following a recent variation to our General Medical Services contract, Warders Medical Centre are obliged to provide the following services to their patients by 31st March 2015:

 

Summary Care Record (already in use)

When there is a change / update to the information included in a patients medical record, a summary of this information is uploaded automatically on a daily basis to the Summary Care Record using the approved systems provided. If you have written in and asked that your data is not included in the upload then your medical record will have been coded accordingly.

 

Electronic transfer of patient records (already in use)

When a new patients registers with Warders Medical Centre, the surgery will use the GP2GP electronic transfer system to request a copy of the patients notes. Likewise, if a patient leaves our practice we will use GP2GP to transfer information electronically to the patient’s new surgery. The information is transferred in a safe and effective manner, and includes any primary or secondary care information which is in the patient’s medical records.

 

Patient online services

Warders Medical Centre offers the following online services to its registered patients:

  • The ability to book, view, amend, cancel and print GP appointments online (available now)
  • The ability to order repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances online (available now)
  • The ability to access and view online any summary information derived from the patient’s medical records and any other data which the surgery has agreed that the patient may access and enable the patient to electronically export or print that information (available by 31st March 2015)

 

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