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Welcome to Birchington Medical Centre

We hope you find this website both useful and informative.

Surgery News

We are delighted to announce that we will soon be welcoming a second Prescribing Advanced Nurse Practitioner (the same type of clinician as our much loved Barbara Rennells) to our team in the New Year.

 

Last Date for Christmas and New Year Repeat Prescription Orders - Monday 12th December

 

Following recent interviews, we have successfully recruited two new reception team members to the surgery.  Janice joined us last week (7th November) and Ricky will join us on the 28th November.  Please be patient with our new staff while they are training with us.  They have a lot to learn in the early weeks as I am sure you can appreciate.

 

Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2016/17

 

Week commencing 19th December

Monday 19th

08.00 - 18.30

Tuesday 20th

08.00 - 18.30

Wednesday 21st

08.00 - 18.30

Thursday 22nd                   

8.00am – 12.30pm  (Closed 12.30 – 14.00 re- open 14.00 – 18.30)

Friday 23rd

08.00 - 18.30
Week commencing 26th December

Monday 26th

Closed

Tuesday 27th

Closed

Wednesday 28th

08.00 - 18.30

Thursday 29th

08.00 - 18.30

Friday 30th

08.00 - 18.30  
Week commencing 2nd January

Monday 2nd

Closed

Tuesday 3rd

08.00 - 18.00

Normal working hours then resume to 8.00 – 18.30 every week day

 

Any non-urgent medical needs that may arisise over the Christmas period, that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, patients are asked to call NHS 111.  111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.

Any minor injuries occurring over the Christmas period, patients are reminded they can use the local minor injuries unit at Whitstable

For life threatening emergencies please call 999

 

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 13th October 2016 and will be the AGM.  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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