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Welcome to Birchington Medical Centre

We hope you find this website both useful and informative.

Please Note.....Surgery is closed for staff training on Thursday 26th January from 1pm

Surgery News

We are delighted to announce that our new Prescribing Advanced Nurse Practitioner has joined us today.  Stephanie Reed is a most welcome addition to the team and brings a whole host of knowledge and skills to the surgery.

We are very sad to advise that Dr Finlay left Birchington Medical Centre on the 23rd December.  Dr Finlay has been with the surgery for almost eight years through his time as a trainee doctor then as a locum and finally joining the surgery as a salaried GP and permanent member of the team.  Dr Finlay is moving to a surgery outside of Thanet to continue to practice medicine.

The partners and staff at the surgery are extremely sad to see him leave, but understand that having spent many years training and then working for Birchington Medical Centre, it is time for  Dr Finlay to ‘spread his wings’ and gain experience in another general practice setting.  We all wish Dr Finlay every success in his new job and thank him for all his hard work, dedication and commitment to both his patients and the team at surgery.   Every best wish to you Dr Finlay from everyone at BMC!

 

Late Evening Routine Appointments

From the beginning of July, we are delighted to announce that we will be offering additional late evening routine appointments to our patients.  These are specifically for those patients who struggle to attend the surgery during regular opening hours due to work or other similar commitments.  The appointments will be available between 6.30 and 7.30pm for pre-booked routine appointments.  The extra appointments will be provided by two of our GPs and our Advanced Nurse Practitioner on most Monday’s and Thursday’s.  Please kindly note that during these extended hours opening times, the surgery phones will not be answered and reception staff will not deal with routine enquiries, new patient registrations and/or prescription collection and ordering.  We hope our patients find these additional appointments helpful.

 

Other News and Information

Patient Participation Group.  Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?  The next Patient Participation Group (PPG) meeting is on the 12th January 2017 at 4pm at the surgery. All patients and their carers are welcome!

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.

For a list of meeting dates please visit the Patient Participation page on this site.  Click here for further information.

 

On-line Services

You can now order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access.

You can also log on to view, book and cancel appointments. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.  Please ask at reception to get registered for our online services.

Alternatively, you can email your repeat prescription requests to prescriptions.bmc@nhs.net.

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