Clinics & Services
In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:
If you are pregnant you can now self-refer to the Midwife who is based at the Rainham Healthy Living Centre on 01634 337600
Whooping Cough and Pregnancy - help protect your baby
There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk. Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting vaccinated against whooping cough from week 28 of their pregnancy. Don't take the risk. Act now to protect your baby from whooping cough from birth. Contact the surgery to get the vaccination or speak to your midwife for further information.
REGISTERING THE BIRTH
You will need a birth certificate for a wide range of things, including applying for a school place, opening a bank account and applying for a passport. You need to register the birth as soon as possible and it becomes more difficult over a period of time.
For babies born in Medway you can book an appointment to register by phoning 01634 338998.
If you have asthma or use an inhaler you are invited to make an appointment with our specialist asthma nurse.
See separate tab 'Contraception' for full details of the service provided
All registered patients aged 16-74 are invited to have a health check every 3 years and all patients over 75 to have an annual health check. All patients suffering from long term health conditions such as Diabetes, Respiratory Disease, Heart Disease/Stroke and Hypertension are invited to attend for an annual health review. Our Practice Nurses provide support, monitoring and advice in conjunction with the GP.
HEART DISEASE / STROKE
INJECTIONS & IMMUNISATIONS
By appointment only and held every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. Please note that we do not see babies in general surgery time because of the risk of infection posed by unwell patients.
The Nurses provide advice on the menopause and HRT, and cervical cytology. We are also able to offer ring pessary changes.