Welcome to Faversham Medical Practice
Our mission statement:
"At Faversham Medical Practice we aim to provide health care in a professional and compassionate manner and we are committed to delivering a high quality service to our patients."
Please note that due to the Coronavirus situation, we are following national guidance and will be either telephone or online triaging all consultations.
This is being done to keep patients, clinicians and are staff as safe as possible.
Please do not just turn up at the surgery expecting to be seen if you have not first had a telephone or online triage consultation.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
Please see link for further details about some changes in the way GP surgeries are run which are being rolled out across Kent and Medway to ensure the safety of staff and patients during the Covid-19 outbreak.
We have also included a COVID-19 Privacy notice which describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the COVID-19 outbeak.
Xray-please note that Xray facilities at Faversham Health Centre have been closed and xray staff have been redeployed to the main hospital sites.
Latest guidance from GOV.UK about the coronavirus.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Links to advice from NHS.uk and GOV.UK websites
Late May Bank Holiday
The practice will be closed for the Late May Bank Holiday on Monday the 25th May 2020. The practice will be open again at 8am on Tuesday 26th May 2020. Kent and Medway Clinical Consortium Group have arranged out-of-hours GP cover for the Bank Holiday which can be accessed by dialing 111.
The Faversham Urgent Treatment Centre will still be open from 8am-8pm every day and will be able to see any Minor Injuries or Minor Illness whilst the practice is closed. This is open to all patients, whether you are registered with a Faversham GP or not.
When the practice is closed, please dial 111 if you;
- Need medical help fast, but it's not a 999 emergency
- Don't know who to call for medical help or don't have a GP
- Think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service
- Need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
Do I have Cancer?
If you are concerned that you may have symptoms that could point to cancer please visit the following website. If you have a risk of a particular type of cancer that is greater than 3% it does not mean that you have cancer, or even that you need further tests, but you may do, and so you should arrange an appointment with your GP to discuss it further.
Mental Health Support during the COVID-19 pandemic in East Kent
There are numerous resources available for patients to access during the pandemic. All services are free and you can self refer. Please see link or attached PDF for details.
Electronic Prescription Service
The practice now uses the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). This will allow us to issue your prescription electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. We may already have a pharmacy recorded for you, but you will need to let us know if you wish to continue to use that pharmacy for this service.
Please see this leaflet for further information EPS Leaflet
Click this link for further information.
The HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine has been offered to all girls in school year 8 for over ten years. From September 2019 the vaccine will also be offered to year 8 boys.
This is because the evidence is clear that the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from HPV-related cancers (such as cervical cancer, some mouth and throat cancers, and some cancers of the anus and genital areas).
School Immunisation Services will be offering the HPV universal programme in all schools for September 2019. The first dose will be given in Year 8 and the second dose will be given in Year 9.
There is no catch-up programme for boys in the older year groups hence only boys in Year 8 from September 2019 will be eligible for the HPV vaccination.
More details about the HPV vaccination here.
We have been informed from Public Health England that due to a national shortage of screeners, the turn-around time for cervical samples to be processed by the local laboratory is currently 10 weeks.
The laboratory will send you the results of the cervical smear directly and will let you know if any further action is needed.
Your GP practice will not receive the results any quicker than you, and they are unable to get your results processed any faster-please be patient.
Currently in Kent and Medway, less than half of our eligible population have attended for their shingles vaccine. Vaccination can help patients avoid the pain and complications caused by shingles.
Eligible patients aged 70-76 and 78-79 can have the vaccine (there is a rolling programme to cover all ages from 70-79 years old). A shingles calculator (you will need to open the file in Adobe Acrobat in order to use the fill in date form) is available to help you determine if you are eligible to have the vaccination.
Faversham Urgent Treatment Centre
The practice runs the Urgent Treatment Centre at the Faversham Health Centre.
It is available to all patients both in and out of Faversham.
It is open from 8 AM till 8 PM 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.
You can get help for any
- Minor Injuries - cuts, wounds, grazes, eye and ear injuries, bites, abscesses, falls, burns, sprains, strains and foreign bodies.
- Minor Illnesses - infections, rashes, emergency contraception (morning after pill), coughs and colds.
We are pleased to announce our overall CQC rating as "Good" with several areas as "Outstanding".
(Site updated 27/05/2020)