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Welcome to Birchington Medical Centre

We hope you find this website both useful and informative.

*** Surgery Closure Dates for 2017 ***

The next afternoon of staff training will take place Wednesday 24th May 2017. The practice will close at 13.00 and not re-open until 08.00 the following day. Out of hours cover is provided by the 111 service for any matters that cannot wait until the next day. As always, in case of emergency, patients should call 999 for any life threatening situations.  For more information about the staff training days that take place across all practices in Thanet, please click here.

Training days for 2017

May Wednesday 24th

June Thursday 22nd

July Wednesday 19th

September Thursday 28th

October Wednesday 18th

November Thursday 30th

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 the AGM on the 18th May 2017 at 4pm at the surgery.

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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