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."
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 an Urgent Care Practitioner. Please see our Job Vacancies page.
People aged 18 years and over and those aged 16 or over with specific underlying health conditions can get a booster vaccine dose.
You can get a booster dose at least 3 months after you had your 2nd dose. We will be offering a booster dose of the Moderna vaccine.
You can also book a vaccination at one of the Vaccination Centres 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.
Young People aged 12 to 15 years
All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This will be carried out by the School Nursing Team or at the COVID Vaccination Centres, and will not be done at GP practices. Please contact your school for further information and not your GP practice.
Clinically vulnerable children aged 5-11 years
You can book an appointment for COVID vaccinations for this age group here.
People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster.
You will be contacted by the NHS when you are due a spring booster. You will usually be offered an appointment around 6 months after your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Patients can either wait for us to contact them directly to book in or they can book in via the National Booking System.
If you are eligible for a spring booster, but have not had a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yet, you should have them as soon as possible.
If you have a severely weakened immune system you need to get a 3rd dose before you get a booster.
Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine for people with a severely weakened immune system
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.
Educational Training afternoon
Please note that the surgery will be closed on the following afternoons from 1pm for mandatory staff training.
Kent and Medway Consortium Group 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.
To ensure that we are able to maintain social distancing and protect patients and staff we have decided to make some changes to the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Faversham Health Centre.
If you feel that your condition or injury does not need immediate attention please call NHS 111 first, so that we can book you an appointment at the UTC.
If you can’t call NHS 111 you may come to the UTC, where you will be assessed. If you need urgent assistance you will be able to enter the UTC to wait and be seen. However if your condition is not urgent, you may be asked to call NHS 111 to book an appointment or you may be asked to come back at a booked appointment time by the UTC staff. This is to help us to maintain a safe waiting area for patients and staff.
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 are pleased to announce our overall CQC rating as "Good" with several areas as "Outstanding".
(Site updated 03/10/2022)