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.
The SAM’s 2015 CQC Inspection has identified the practice as being "GOOD".
You are invited to attend a public listening event happening across east Kent over July as part of an ongoing conversation with local people about the future of the NHS and social care. There are five events to offer you a choice of when and where is best for you. You may want to attend the one nearest you, but the various Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wanted to let you know about the others in case one of them is more convenient.
The events will focus on the work in your Ashford CCG area to improve the range and quality of NHS services available in local communities and GP practices. There will be an opportunity to find out more about what is involved, provide your feedback and ask any questions you have about local plans.
Ashford CCG is very keen to hear the views of local people as they work together, making the most of our partnership across health and care to work more actively with our local communities to help people stay well. As well as providing some information on what they are doing to improve care at a local level, they want to understand people’s experiences of care to help shape the future of services.
Ashford CCG look forward to seeing anyone with an interest in health and care in their local area. To help them manage numbers and meet any specific needs you might have such as ‘large print documents’ or having a hearing loop please sign up to an event by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The locations are as follows:
29 June 2017
9.15am to 12.30 p.m.
St Lawrence Cricket Ground, Old Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3NZ,
04 July 2017
1:30pm to 4:30pm
The Landmark Centre, 129 High St, Deal,CT14, 6BB
06 July 2017
1pm to 4pm
Holiday Inn Central Hotel, Canterbury Rd, Kennington, Ashford TN24 8QQ
11 July 2017
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Marsh Academy Community Hub, Station Road, New Romney, TN28 8BB
27 July 2017
Time to be confirmed
Venue to be confirmed
URGENT PATIENT INFORMATION
KENT HEALTH PROTECTION HAS ADVISED THE PRACTICE THAT THERE IS AN OUTBREAK OF PERTUSSIS KNOWN COMMONLY AS WHOOPING COUGH. THIS PRESENTS AS MILD COLD-LIKE SYMPTOMS THAT DEVELOP INTO COUGHING FITS THAT CAN BE SEVERE AND EVEN LIFE THREATENING FOR INFANTS.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
- IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, OVER 16 WEEKS GESTATION PERIOD AND YOU HAVE NOT HAD A WHOOPING COUCH VACCINE WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO HAVE THE VACCINATION.
- IF YOU ARE UNCERTAIN WHETHER YOU OR YOUR CHILD (2 MONTHS TO PRE-SCHOOL ENTRY) HAVE HAD THIS VACCINATION PLEASE SPEAK TO A RECEPTIONIST AND WE WILL CHECK YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS.
- IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAS THE SYMPTOMS – ACUTE COUGHING LASTING 14 DAYS OR MORE WITHOUT AN APPARENT CAUSE OR YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED CASE IN THE PREVIOUS 21 DAYS OR SOMEONE WHO IS PART OF AN ONGOING OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION e.g. CHILDREN AT SCHOOL/NURSERY WHERE PERTUSSIS IS KNOWN TO BE CIRCULATING, PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE ASAP TO SEE A DOCTOR AS YOU MAY NEED ANTIBIOTICS.
The new patient self checking in screen is now operational. This is a quick and straightforward way to check yourself in for your appointment to avoid waiting in a queue. Once completed, please take a seat and wait to be called.
You may also be asked to complete a very quick patient specific questionnaire on the screen to help us keep your records 100% up-to-date.
Health Help Now is a free website or mobile app that you can use to find the most appropriate local health service for common symptoms and advice for people of all ages. Visit www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net or search "Health Help Now" in your app store.
The WaitLess app combines current waiting times at all urgent care centres – drawn from the official NHS system – with up-to-the-minute travel information, to help people decide which urgent care centre to head to for faster treatment for minor injuries. The WaitLess app is free to download from iTunes and Google Play.
You can help the practice and the NHS by how you manage your prescriptions
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
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
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.
(Site updated 14/06/2017)