Welcome to Faversham Medical Practice
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."
Educational Training afternoon
Please note that the surgery will be closed on the following afternoons from 1pm for mandatory staff training.
- Tuesday 7th February 2023
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.
We will be hosting Recruitment Days between 10am and 1pm on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February 2023.
Please register your interest at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZYG5WQR
New Telephone Number
From 10am on Monday the 14th November 2022, we will be using a new telephone system which will have more functionality and capacity for patients. Unfortunantly we are not able to port our existing number to this new system, so we will changing our main contact number to 01795 905577. Please use this number from 10am on the 14th November 2022.
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.
We are currently advertising for Salaried GP, Administrator/Receptionist (Care Co-ordinator), Reception Manager, Physician Associate, Pharmacy Technician, Practice Nurse, iWorkflow Administrator, and a Medical Secretary. Please see our Job Vacancies page.
THEATRE NURSES (OPHTHALMIC NURSES) AND OPHTHALMOLOGY TECHNICIANS REQUIRED
We are looking for Theatre Nurses (Ophthalmic Nurses) and Ophthalmology Technicians for our new Ophthalmology Services.
If you would like to apply, please contact Soudabeh Vakilzadeh on firstname.lastname@example.org
In view of the very high numbers of COVID and Flu cases in our area, we strongly recommend eligible patients be fully vaccinated against COVID and Flu.
Please book your COVID vaccination via the NHS National Booking System. If you are a registered patient with us, we will also offer you a flu vaccination at the same appointment.
If you would just like a Flu vaccination, please contact reception (01795 905577) to book in to our Flu clinic.
Please note that the current COVID vaccination programme will be paused with effect from Monday 13th February 2023. These will possibly be restarted in the spring. We currently have clinics on the 30th January 2023 and 6th February 2023 which can be booked via the NBS.
Everyone aged 5 (on or before 31 August 2022) and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.
People aged 5 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their 1st or 2nd dose will be offered an additional primary dose (3rd dose) before any booster doses.
Some people, including those aged 50 years or over, those at higher risk or who are pregnant, and frontline health and social care workers, will be offered a seasonal booster (autumn booster).
Further details about the vaccination process can be found here.
You can book a vaccination at one of the Vaccination Centres using the National Booking System here.
There is no need to inform us of your vaccination as we will be informed directly by the Vaccination Centre.
COVID Vaccinations clinic at Faversham Health Centre
Vaccinations can be booked on the National Booking System. We are only able to vaccinate patients over 18 years old. We will also be offering a flu vaccination with all our COVID booster vaccinations to eligible patients-there is no need to request this separately. You do not need to be a registered with us to have your COVID vaccination at Faversham Health Centre.
Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine for people with a severely weakened immune system
If you are registered with our practice and book a COVID booster appointment, then you will automatically be offered a flu vaccination
You can also book a Flu vaccination on its own by contacting our reception team.
Patient Vaccination helpline
Involve Kent has also been appointed by the CCG to provide support to patients who have not yet been vaccinated and may be hesitant about vaccination or underrepresented in the vaccinated population. Translation in a wide range of languages is also available.
Involve Kent manage a dedicated telephone helpline and advice service to answer questions from the community relating to vaccine hesitancy, provide assurance, information and signposting to encourage booking and attendance at vaccination centres.
The service is not clinical and does not provide medical advice, but refers to NHS accredited and assured information sources. It operates between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. The number is 0330 320 4444.
COVID Face Mask Exemptions and “Fit to Fly” for travel abroad
Please note that requests for letters for Face Mask Exemptions and “Fit to Fly” for patients travelling abroad are not a NHS service. Please contact a private travel clinic, an occupational health clinician or a private testing company for these letters. These services can be found on an internet search.
We are pleased to announce our overall CQC rating as "Good" with several areas as "Outstanding".
(Site updated 06/02/2023)