Welcome to Faversham Medical Practice
Telephone: 01795 905577
Our mission statement:
"At Faversham Medical Practice we aim to provide health care in a professional and compassionate manner and we are committed to delivering a high quality service to our patients."
Dr Sawitzky-Esser has retired
We sre sorry to say goodbye to Dr Sawitzky-Esser who retired on the 1st September 2023. We hope you will join us in wishing her all the best in her retirement.
Here is a message from Dr Sawitzky-Esser to all her patients:
I would like to inform you that I will be retiring from Faversham Medical Practice on 1st September 2023.
I feel very privileged to have been a GP at Faversham Medical Practice for the last 14 years.
I will take many happy memories with me from my time as a family doctor in Faversham and I feel very fortunate that I have been able to have a part in my patients’ journeys through life and looking after their health. Some of you I have gotten to know very well over the past 14 years and I know that I will miss seeing you.
I also have been very fortunate to have worked with such a fantastic team of GP colleagues, clinical staff and administrative staff throughout all these years.
I would like to reassure you that the practice is actively recruiting a new GP and I am looking forward to handing over my patients to my successor.
I wish you all the very best and a happy and healthy future
Dr Sawitzky-Esser's patients will be allocated to 2 new GPs, Dr Stern and Dr Wheeler.
We have started booked our Flu Clinics. Further information about the NHS Flu Vaccine here.
The below groups will be eligible for a flu vaccine from 1 September 2023:
- those aged 65 years and over
- those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
- primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 6). These will be done at school.
- those in long-stay residential care homes
- carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
- close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- frontline workers in a social care setting without an employer led occupational health scheme including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants
Please contact reception to book in.
Where to get help
There are extensive resources available in the community which patients can access without ever needed to attend their GP practice.
These include services such as Talking Therapies (counselling), Sexual health clinics, midwifery and stop smoking services.
Please see our "Where to get help" page for information about local services which you can access directly. There are also lots of helpful resources and self help guides.
Long Term Conditions
We are changing the way we invite patients for their annual review of their Long Term Conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypertension, etc). We are now trying to line up the annual review with their birth month. This might mean that you are called for annual review earlier/later then before. Please bear with us as we work through the new system as it will take a while to get everyone to get their annual reviews lined up with their birth month.
No current vacancies, but keep an eye on our Job Vacancies page.
Educational Training afternoon
Please note that the GP practice will be closed on the following afternoons from 1pm for mandatory staff training.
Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board have arranged out-of-hours GP cover for the day which can be accessed by dialing 111.
The Faversham Urgent Treatment Centre will still be open from 8am-8pm every day and will be able to see any Minor Injuries or Minor Illness whilst the practice is closed.
This is open to all patients, whether you are registered with a Faversham GP or not.
When the practice is closed, please dial 111 if you;
- Need medical help fast, but it's not a 999 emergency
- Don't know who to call for medical help or don't have a GP
- Think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service
- Need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
eConsult online access
We are pleased to announce our overall CQC rating as "Good" with several areas as "Outstanding".
Last Reviewed 6 July 2023
(Site updated 27/02/2024)