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Please do not call the practice with general queries about the Covid-19 vaccination.
The booster vaccination programme is now aiming to offer appointments to all adults aged 18 and over by 31 December 2021. Local vaccination teams are working to rapidly increase the availability of appointments.
The national booking system has opened for over 30s and will open for 18-29-year-olds on Wednesday, 15 December. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
The time between your second dose and a booster must be at least three months.
You can book using the national booking service by calling 119 or at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
The national booking service will only show clinics that have appointments available when you visit the site/call 119; but clinics regularly add more dates.
For a full list of all vaccination sites in Kent and Medway, visit https://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/covid19vaccine
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
White Cliffs AQP services is founded on contemporary mobile ultrasound technology held in the community setting, either a GP practice or health centre. These are specifically chosen to improve the patient experience such as; waiting time, good transport links, parking and local access.
We are CQC accredited and AQP certified.
Our clinics are led by qualified Medical Sonographers all trained in the UK with post graduate level in Medical Ultrasound.
Our Sonographers work with consultant radiologist overview to ensure high levels of clinical governance and care.
The following scans are available:
1) MSK (Musculoskeletal) - this service is for people with bone, ligaments, muscle or joints problems, this includes shoulder, elbow, wrists, hands, knee, ankle, foot and other more complex conditions such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, lumps and bumps.
2) Abdomen - this service is for people with liver, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas, spleen and urinary bladder problems
3) Pelvis - this service include trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal scan
5) Groin / Hernia
Our service excludes:
- breast scan
- known cancer sites
All report are sent back within 2 to 3 working days
100% of patient are given feedback forms at their appointment, feedback is analysed by our quality team on a regular basis
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services: