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 Blackthorn Medical Centre

Our Clinics & Services


Practice Nurses

Our practice nurses are available by appointment and are able to advise on many aspects of health promotion and care. They are responsible for:



Cervical Smears

Chronic Disease Management (inlcuding asthma, COPD/spirometry, diabetes, coronary heart disease), Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations

Contraceptive Services - i.e. Pill Checks

Dressings including compression dressings


Shingles Vaccinations


Tissue Viability

Zoladex Implants


For the up to date Childhood Immunisation Schedule please click HERE


Healthcare Assistants


Our Healthcare Assistants hold regular clinics and they are responsible for the following:


B12 Injections

Blood tests & INRs

Blood pressure checks

Diabetic Reviews Dopplers


Ear Syringing


Flu Injections

New Patient Medicals

NHS Health Checks

Pneumococcal Vaccinations

Suture Removal

Weight Checks

Well Person checks


Maternity Care 

Most antenatal care is on a shared basis between the hospital, the GP of your choice and the practice midwife. The midwife will arrange your booking appointment at the hospital.


The GPs and midwife can provide full details of local services for antenatal education, delivery and postnatal care. In addition, there are Parentcraft meetings held on a regular basis.  More details are available on Meet the Team - Healthcare Team

Antenatal Clinic Times

Midwife - Mondays & Tuesdays 1.00 – 3.30 pm


Coil Fittings and Removals

Held by: Dr. Saskia Renkema

Time: Special appointment made with Dr. Saskia Renkema


If you wish to have a coil fitted please make an appointment first with Dr. Renkema first to discuss this in further detail before any coil fitting is agreed to.



Community Nurses

Our  Community Nursing Team provides a comprehensive and flexible service for patients who are house-bound. They are now based at Foster Street. The Team is currently lead by Karen Bent.


Health Visitor

The Health Visitors aim to support families and particularly children of the under-5 age group, providing advice and information on all aspects of family health, child care and development.


Our patients come under the care of the West Team, which is based at Molehill Copse in Maidstone. They may be contacted on Tel. No. 03000 5550506 Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. and will return your call as soon as possible if they are not immediately available.  If you do have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to ring the Health Visitor for help and advice.


Child Health Clinics available in the Maidstone Area:




1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Eastborough Children's Centre, Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DX

Tel. No. 03000 412 900





9.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.

Greenfield's Childrens Centre, Rutland Way, Maidstone, ME15 8DF

Tel. No. 03000 412 987



9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

St. Faith's Church Hall, Ringlestone, ME14 2PY




9.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Westborough Children's Centre, Greenway, Maidstone, ME16 8QH

Tel. No. 03000 422 822




9.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Meadow Children's Centre, Furfield Close, Maidstone, ME15 9JR

Tel. No. 03000 412 700



10.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.

Sunshine Children's Centre, Southborough School, Maidstone, ME15 6TL

Tel. No. 03000 417770




1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Westborough Children's Centre, Greenway, Maidstone, ME16 8QH

Tel. No. 03000 422 822



2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, Manor Rise, Bearsted, ME14 4DB



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