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PLEASE COMPLETE THE PPG PATIENT SURVEY incorporating the FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST.


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The next half day closing will be Wednesday 12th October 2016


 

South Ashford Medics Online

South Ashford Medics (SAMs) is a partnership of three GPs, formed in 2011.  Our aim is to provide a friendly, high quality and accessible primary care service to the population of Ashford

We are committed to significantly improving the quality and range of healthcare services provided at the practice in order to achieve this aim.

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2016 FLU VACCINATION CLINICS – BE FLU SMART AND BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW!

We will be holding flu clinics on Saturday 24.09.2016, 08.10.2016 and 22.10.2016 from 0900 to 1200 hours.

From 19.09.2016 we will have additional flu clinics during the week on Tuesday 1400to 1600 hours, Wednesday 1000 to 1100 hours and Thursday 1200 to 1300 and 1800 to 1900 hours.

 

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PATIENT INFORMATION

This practice has been informed by Public Health England on 21.07.2016 of an outbreak of measles across Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

SYMPTOMS

Measles starts with early symptoms of discomfort, fever and common symptoms are a stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, and post-nasal drip. This is followed by the onset of a red-brown rash characterized by a flat, red area on the skin that is covered with small joined together bumps starting on the face or neck and spreading to the body.

Individuals are infectious from 4 days prior to rash onset until 5 days after.

Would any patient with a rash illness first telephone the practice for advice or upon arrival report this to reception immediately please?

SOLUTION

The MMR vaccination remains the most effective way to protect against measles.

All children and young persons between the ages of 13 months and 18 years should have the MMR vaccination 2 dose course.

 

Please contact the practice to book your child’s or young person’s vaccination as soon as possible.

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Whooping cough (pertussis) is on the increase.

 

Whooping cough is highly infectious and can cause potentially fatal health complications in babies and young infants. Confirmed infections have increased by 25% between 2014 and 2015 and there have been a number of recent cases in this area.

 

NHS England South will be running a campaign to promote a vaccine programme that will run from Monday 12 September, 2016.

 

The vaccine is given at a GP practice or in maternity units at 20 week of pregnancy scan. Ideally it should be given before 32 weeks, but it can still be given right up to the point of labour

 

The flu vaccination can be given at the same time as whooping cough vaccine.

 

Please ask at reception or when speaking with your doctor or nurse about the vaccination.

 

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In August 2016 there were 42 GP (down), 79 Nurse (up) and 54 (up) HCA MISSED APPOINTMENTS. This increase is equal to 35.6 hours of wasted patient access to your GP’s, Nurses and HCA’s or more than 4 days of appointments!

Please think before you book the appointment if you need it and that you will be able to keep it? Thank you.

 

 

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The SAM’s 2015 CQC Report has identified the practice as being "GOOD" please read the report!

 

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The next Half Day closing will be Wednesday 12th October 2016

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Opening Hours

Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more

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Repeat Prescriptions

Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more

Like To Register?

New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more

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FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST - please take the opportunity to let us know what you think about our Surgery and take this test which can be found in the 'Have Your Say' section.  Alternatively, forms are in the Surgery or, if we have an email address for you, we can send you the form electronically.

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