Extended GP Appointments

DGS CCG are offering more GP appointments in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

We are delighted to announce that from 1 October 2018, you can book to be seen by a GP, nurse and other health professionals until 8pm Monday to Friday, and at weekends and bank holidays.

This is part of a national drive to improve access to GP services and give people the opportunity to see health professionals at a time that suits them.

The appointments won’t always be at this surgery, but your notes will be available to the GP, nurse or other health professional, providing you give your consent.

To find out more, and book one of these appointments, please contact us and speak to the receptionist, who will help you see the right person for your needs.

We will offer the new appointments routinely but please tell us if you particularly need a Saturday, Sunday or evening slot. We will also tell you where the appointment will be

Please ring NHS 111 as usual if you need medical assistance when we are closed and it cannot wait until we reopen.

Find out more about how we are improving access for you Click here – DGS CCG

Research Activity

White Horse Surgery participates in research activity and we work closely with the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) for Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

 

Our research lead is Dr G. Asal

 

Research we do is used to try and find the causes of diseases and to find better treatments and services for those diseases and improve patient care– in other words to try and find better ways of looking after patients and keeping people healthy.

 

Patients at White Horse Surgery are involved in many studies including:

  • Home BP
  • CLASP
  • Barcode

 

There are many various ways you as a patient can become involved in studies:

 

  • A doctor or nurse may talk to you about a particular study and ask whether you would be interested in participating
  • You may be sent information through the post if we feel you may be a suitable participant
  • You may read information about a current study in the patient waiting room or on the surgery website and wish to take part by contacting your GP

 

 

What you need to know

 

All clinical research carried out is thoroughly checked and approved by ethical committees, ensuring it is appropriate and safe to perform

 

Your participation is entirely voluntary and can be withdrawn by yourself at any time without any explanation required.

 

You are under no obligation to participate in any research project.

 

Your care and your relationship with your doctor or nurse will not be affected in any way if you decided not to take part in a research study

 

You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain further details about a study.

 

If you do agree to take part in a study you will be asked to sign a consent form. This will clearly state which parts of your notes (if any) may be looked at for the purposes of the research study. Nobody from outside this practice will be given your contact details or have access to your medical records without your prior consent.

 

So don’t be surprised if you are asked to take part in a study and yes, it’s okay to

ask about what studies we are involved with, or if you are interested in taking part.

 

 

 

 

Thank You

The winning Raffle ticket numbers are below- Please bring in your tickets to claim prize- Serial numbers will be checked.

Winning Raffle Prizes

>- Foxendown pony rides Voucher x 2  – Claimed

>- JW Hairdressing Gift bag of goodies – 3 x £10 Gift voucher plus Goodies

Claimed

>- Bartellas Voucher  Claimed 

>- For Girlys Gift Voucher £25 – Claimed 

>-King Prior Macdonald bridge x2 free wills  – Claimed 

>- £10 Gift card for Pets at Home – Claimed

>- G Ferris cleaning solutions – Hamper – Claimed

>- Bottle of Champagne –Claimed 

>- £20 Gift vouchers for Morrisons –  Claimed

>- AMF bowling (Gravesend) – Family of 4 – Claimed 

>- Signed book from Waterstones at Bluewater – Claimed

>- Cut & finish for Dawn Claire Hairdressers – Claimed 

>- Swim for a family of 5 (Cascades or Cygnets) –BLUE 527

>- One month Gym membership for Cygnets/Cascades – BLUE 69

>- Ebbsfleet Football Tickets   (Family 2xadults &2xchildren) – Claimed 

>- Costa Travel Mug – Claimed 

>- Lego Star wars sets X2 YELLOW 147

>- Bottle of Processco X1  – YELLOW 175

>- Body shop Gift set – Claimed 

>-Ebbsfleet Football Tickets   (Family 2xadults &2xchildren) – Claimed

>- Sports Massage from Revitalise Health & Fitness – BLUE 228

>- The Goose Pub (Gravesend) 3 course meal for 4 people – Claimed 

>- Dartington Glass Decanter. – Claimed 

>- 4 Free Fitness classes with JR Fitness – GREEN 213

>- The leather bottle in Cobham – Afternoon tea with bubbly – Claimed 

>- Planet game Hub – 2 x 1 hour sessions in the VR Zone – Claimed 

>- Star Wars Stationery – Claimed

>- Kebab Platter for 2-3 people from Shish Grill in Meopham – PINK 494

>- Unilever Hampers  – Claimed 

>- Elite Aesthetics LED Facial worth £60.00 – Claimed 

>- The Contented Canine Company  £25 voucher towards services – Claimed

>- Co op – Bottle of Sherry and Sweets – ORANGE 87

>- Bubbly from Customer at TJ’s Wine Bar – ORANGE 43

>- Crystal Brandy Glasses x2 – YELLOW 253

>- Boxed Rum Cake – Claimed 

>- Molton Brown gift box – Claimed 

>- Fortnum & Mason Coffee – Claimed 

>- Sarah Howden Gel Nails X2 sets – Claimed 

>- £20 BBQ pack from Danslow Butchers in Gravesend – BLUE 505

>- Cambridge Diet gift bag from Cathy Mills. – Claimed 

>- £25 The Boys seafood Restaurant – PINK 453

>- Boutique Gift set- Receptionist Paula – ORANGE 11

>- Jack Daniels Gift Set – Receptionist Emma – Claimed

>- Fruity Gift Set – BLUE 782

>- Cake innovations Icing sugars – Sam Hamer – YELLOW 284

>- Echo Falls Wine – BLUE 931

>- Sarah Jessica Parker Fragrance set- Lloyds – YELLOW 89

>- Champagne – YELLOW 733

 

NHS70 Big 7Tea Vintage Tea Party

 

The NHS is turning 70 and to mark the occasion we will be holding a Big 7Tea Vintage tea party at White Horse Surgery Thursday 5th July  to celebrate and raise funds for NHS Charities 

Everyone is invited for Tea and Cake

Raffle tickets on sale at reception £1 a strip

 All patients and staff are invited to join us from 10am onwards 

We have local MP Adam Holloway coming to join us and also the local paper too

#NHS70

OUR EVENT

Raffle prizes include..

>-Foxendown pony rides Voucher x 2

>- JW Hairdressing Gift bag of goodies – 3 x £10 Gift voucher plus Goodies

>- Bartellas Voucher

>- For Girlys Gift Voucher £25

>-King Prior Macdonald bridge x2 free wills

>- £10 Gift card for Pets at Home

>- G Ferris cleaning solutions – Hamper

>- Bottle of Champagne

>- £20 Gift vouchers for Morrisons

>- AMF bowling (Gravesend) – Family of 4

>- Signed book from Waterstones at Bluewater

>- Cut & finish for Dawn Claire Hairdressers

>- Swim for a family of 4 (Cascades or Cygnets)

>- One month Gym membership for Cygnets/Cascades

>- Ebbsfleet Football Tickets   (Family 2xadults &2xchildren)

>- Costa Travel Mug

>- Lego Star wars sets X2

>- Bottle of Processco X2

>- Body shop Gift set

>-Ebbsfleet Football Tickets   (Family 2xadults &2xchildren)

>- Sports Massage from Revitalise Health & Fitness

>- The Goose Pub (Gravesend) 3 course meal for 4 people

>- Dartington Glass Decanter.

>- 4 Free Fitness classes with JR Fitness

>- The leather bottle in Cobham – Afternoon tea with bubbly

>- Planet game Hub – 2 x 1 hour sessions in the VR Zone

>- Star Wars Stationery

>- Kebab Platter for 2-3 people from Shish Grill in Meopham

>- Unilever Hampers

>- Elite Aesthetics LED Facial worth £60.00

>- The Contented Canine Company  £25 voucher towards services

>- Co op – Bottle of Sherry and Sweets

>- Bubbly from Customer at TJ’s Wine Bar

>- Crystal Brandy Glasses x2

>- Boxed Rum Cake

>- Molton Brown gift box

>- Fortnum & Mason Coffee

> Sarah Howden Gel Nails X2 sets

 

 

GP earnings update

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GP’s working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

 The average pay for GP’s working in The White Horse Surgery in the last financial year was £68,630. before tax and national insurance. This is for 4.67 full time GPs (adjusted for the timing of GP changes) GPs and 13 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.’

Nursing Services

We are a GP led Walk in Centre – We do not offer any nursing services on the Walk In – all nursing services will need to be done by patients registered practice- If they are unable to see you they should be able to give you information on where to go.

We have recently had many patients that are coming to the Walk in Centre in the hope of having dressing changes, Injections or stitches Removal only to be turned away.

If you have a nursing procedure please contact your own surgery for advice on where to go.

Thank You

Prepare for Easter

NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is urging everyone to ensure they are prepared for the Easter bank holiday. As most GP surgeries will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday (30th March and 2nd April 2018):

  • Anyone who takes regular medication should check they have enough to last until at least the week after Easter. Patients should ask for a repeat prescription in plenty of time but only order what they need. Stockpiling of medication is potentially risky and wastes NHS resources.
  • Take time to restock medicine cabinets while shopping for Easter eggs or hot cross buns. It is better to have painkillers or plasters in the house than having to drive around looking for them when many shops are closed.
  • Those with smartphones or computers should download  the Health Help Now web app from www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net or from Google Play or the App Store. It can guide you to the best service for your symptoms.

Medicine cabinet

A well-stocked medicine cabinet should include:

  • Painkillers (paracetamol and ibuprofen – including child versions if you have children under 12)
  • Thermometer
  • Plasters, bandages and sticking tape
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Rehydration salts
  • Indigestion treatments
  • Antihistamines (such as hay fever tablets and insect bite creams).

Accident & Emergency

 

The A&E department at Darent Valley Hospital will be open throughout the Easter holiday for emergencies.

Minor injuries and walk-in centres

Trained nurses at minor injury units (MIUs) can assess and treat cuts, sprains, minor burns, minor dislocations of the fingers and toes, minor eye injuries and remove foreign bodies from, for example, ears and  noses. MIUs cannot treat babies under a year old. Both MIUs and GP-led walk-in centres are open every day of the year.

 

  • Minor Injury Unit, Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend, DA11 0DG. Tel: 01474 360500.  8am – 8pm
  • White Horse walk-in centre, Vale Road, Gravesend, DA11 8BZ. Tel 0300 030 0000. 8am – 6.30pm.
  • Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital: Bell Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 4DT. Phone: 01795 418300. Open 9am to 9pm, every day of the year.
  • Sheppey Community Hospital: Plover Road, Minster, ME12 3LT. Phone: 01795 879100. Open 9am to 9pm, every day of the year.

Urgent Care Centres

Treat conditions such as minors cuts, bites, stings, burns, injuries, sprains, infections, minor eye injuries, fractures, minor chest, neck and back injuries and pain.

  •  Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT. Tel: 0208 308 5611. This is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  •  Erith Urgent Care Centre, Erith & District Hospital, Hind Crescent. Open Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 10.00pm
  •  Woolwich Urgent Care Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road , London, Greater London, SE18 4QH

Dentists

For emergency dental care, contact your own dentist first. At evenings, weekends and bank holidays (8.30am to 1.25pm) you can call DentaLine on 01634 890300.

Mental health

Free confidential emotional advice and guidance is available 24 hours a day, every day, from the Mental Health Matters helpline on 0800 107 0160 from landlines, and 03003 305486 from mobiles. The Samaritans are on 116 123.

Pharmacies

Some pharmacies will be open on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday. Those which normally open on Saturday will be open as usual on Easter Saturday. Pharmacists can provide advice on many common illnesses and advice on medication. To find out which pharmacies are open during the Easter break please click on this link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/south-east/our-work/info-professionals/pharmacy/change-of-opening-hours/

Welcome

We welcome back our GP Dr Priya Anand who has returned after maternity leave.

We also offer the warmest welcome to our new Advanced Nurse Practitioner Augustina Eyeson who joined us in January 2018