WELCOME TO ST JOHN'S MEDICAL PRACTICE
Welcome to St John's Medical Practice website where you will find all the information you need about our healthcare services.
Covid-19 vaccination information:
Update from the practice
PPG Summer Newsletter now available - please click Newsletter in the Further Information column on the right.
Give feedback on care - Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)
SPRING BOOSTER - For those aged 75 and over, in a care home or aged 12 with a weakened immune system. Please use the link below to book your Spring Booster and for further information on vaccinations
How to get a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
If you had your Covid vaccination abroad - please see the Government website on how to get these added to your NHS app by visiting:
For the latest information on Covid-19 Vaccinations please click on the link below
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Walk in Clinics for 16&17 year olds
COVID vaccine status
From 17 May 2021, patients can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccine status for travelling purposes, by accessing the NHS app, or by calling 119. People are also strongly advised not to contact their GP to prove their vaccine status.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status
Please see the Gov.uk website for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status is available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Find out more: For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Kent and Medway please visit www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine
Please post all prescriptions through the green letterbox on the side wall to the right of the main entrance by the steps only. Please do not post through our side entrance door.
Kindly allow 3 working days to be processed.
We kindly ask you to be respectful to our team, who are still working extremely hard to deliver the best service they possibly can to our patients during these tough times.
Sevenoaks Urgent Treatment Centre, opening hours 8am-8pm 365 days a year
Do you need to see your GP for an urgent, but not life threatening, same day appointment? Are you struggling to get an appointment through your GP surgery? West Kent Primary Care are continuing to offer a GP service at Sevenoaks Urgent Treatment Centre, from 8am till 8pm to support your local GP’s capacity. If you would like to explore whether your health needs could be met by these GP’s, please phone NHS 111 to discuss and be sure to request an appointment, if necessary, at the Sevenoaks Urgent Treatment Centre, (for illnesses and injuries that require urgent but not specialist input)
PRACTICE AFTERNOON CLOSURE DATES FOR 2022
The Practice will close on the following afternoons from 1.00 p.m. These closures are set by West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (WKCCG) and are to ensure that Primary Health Care Teams are getting the essential training and development needed to ensure delivery of the best possible service to patients.
When the surgery is closed there will be an On Call service running during these events and these dates will also be displayed in the surgery premises and on the surgery door. If you have an urgent need for medical attention please call 111. In an emergency continue to call 999. Please remember to collect your repeat prescriptions outsides of these times.
PHLEBOTOMY OPENING TIMES
From 13 April 2020, patients need to book an appointment at the Phlebotomy Department to have their blood tests taken. Please call us on 01732 747203, Option 2 and we will book these for you.
You will need to provide a proof of ID during your appointment (passport, driving licence or utility bill) as well as your NHS number, which we can give you when booking your appointment. You will need to report to Sevenoaks Outpatients Dept. and press the doorbell as the automatic doors will be locked. A receptionist will then permit access to the waiting area (a max. of two patients will only ever be in the waiting area and they will be segregated to support social distancing).
Please remember to phone 01732 747203, Option 3 between 11:00 am - 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday to receive your results.
**FOR EMAIL COMMUNICATION USE THIS ADDRESS **
This is not for direct communication to GPs on medical matters or a means of ordering repeat prescriptions
ATTENTION ALL NEW PATIENTS WISHING TO REGISTER WITH ST. JOHN'S
If you wish to register with St John's as a new patient, please pick up a registration pack from Reception, or alternatively complete our online registration form under the New Patients tab.
YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO A NAMED GP
All patients on our list are now linked to a named GP.
This does not mean that you can only see that GP, you carry on seeing which one you wish as a preference.
We are not writing to each patient to tell them who they are assigned to, you can ask on your next visit or you can call us.
This is a helpful administrative exercise within the Practice to help with workflow distribution for all the letters, test results and general correspondence that we receive.
FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST
PLEASE CLICK THE 'HAVE YOUR SAY ' LINK TO F & F AND COMPLETE THE SHORT SURVEY
YOUR OPINION MATTERS TO US
Are you a carer for a family member or friend?
If you would like to book a one-to-one appointment, please speak to our member of our reception team.
Sharing Patient Information
NHS Summary Care Record
A Summary Care Record will give Healthcare Staff important information about medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions you have had to medicines. It will also include your name, date of birth and unique NHS number.
Giving Healthcare Staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP Practice is closed.
If you wish to opt out, please click on the following link: SHARING DATA OPT OUT 'click here' to download the link for the opt-out form and return this to the practice as soon as possible
For more information about Summary Care Records and your choices, phone the Summary Care Information Line on 0300 123 3020 or visit http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk/
If you do not wish to share your confidential patient information for research and planning, please follow the link below for advice on how to opt out:
One Click Away
Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription (see below) or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.
Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the Practice.
Continuity of Registration
If you have been notified by letter that your notes may be removed from the Practice and you will be de-registered but you wish to remain with us, please complete the form: 'Click Here
(Site updated 25/06/2022)