Services We Provide
Daily clinics are run by our practice nurses who offer you treatment, general counselling and advice on the following topics:
- Asthma & Allergy
- Blood Pressure checks
- Blood Tests
- Breast Examination
- Cervical anti-cancer smears
- Contraception advice
- Ear syringing
- Immunisation (routine & Holiday)
- Insertion & removal of stitches
- General counselling
- Diabetic checks
- Minor Ops
- Post Natal checks
Well Person Health Check
The practice nurses are available for well woman and well man screening checks by appointment. This includes a review of general health, lifestyles and heart disease risk factors.
Advice on the full range of family planning is provided by the doctors and practice nurses. Please make an appointment and inform the receptionist if you require coil or cap fittings.
Our midwife shares your care with Dr Gaule and Dr Collier at Wateringbury and also Maidstone or Pembury Hospital. She can be contacted via the Community Office at Pembury Hospital 01892 638158.
The health visitor clinics are at the Wateringbury Surgery twice a month on a Tuesday from 09.30 to 11.30 hrs. She deals mainly with the under 5’s and advises on prevention rather than cure. Developmental assessments are made by the doctors at 6 weeks and 8 months (hearing tests), 18 months and 3½ years by the health visitor. To contact the Health Visitors advice line ring 01732 221144 from 09.30 to 12.00 hrs Monday to Friday.
We offer free flu vaccinations commencing in September each year, to all our patients over 65 years (who are not allergic to eggs or feathers) and those at risk from heart, chest, diabetic and age-related conditions.
District Nurse Team
District nurses provide care and advice on all aspects of nursing for those unable to leave their homes. Dressings, incontinence aids, home adaptation equipment and home treatment can be provided. The district nurse attends the surgery daily and may be contacted on 01622 814609
Psychological Counselling & Treatment
We can offer a counselling service to patients one day a week by appointment. Any patient wishing to see the counsellor must first make an appointment to see a GP who will then refer you. There is an NHS wait.
The doctors do minor surgery in our well equipped treatment room with the practice nurse.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Completion of certain forms and letters fall outside the scope of the General Medical Services which GPs are required to provide free of charge. As such, some things are classed as a private service.
Free Advice and Support
Do you or a Member of your Family need any Advice/ Support in relation to Care and living an independent life at home? If so you can make an appointment to speak with a Health and Social Care Co-ordintor (Denise Duff)
For more information and to book an appointment please speak with the Reception Team at the Surgery
Tel: 01622 814466
Some of the Areas covered will be:
Hot Meal Delivery
Care at Home
Fire Safety Checks