Services we provide

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 screening (smear tests)
  • 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
  • Injections
  • Shingles vaccinations
  • Teledermatology
  • Tissue viability
  • Zoladex implants

Childhood Immunisations Schedule

 

Healthcare assistants

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

  • B12 injections
  • Blood tests and INRs
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Diabetic reviews, Dopplers
  • Dressings
  • Ear syringing
  • ECGs
  • 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 and Tuesdays 1.00pm – 3.30pm

 

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, childcare and development.

Our patients come under the care of the West Team, which is based at Molehill Copse in Maidstone. They may be contacted by phoning 03000 5550506, Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm 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:

MONDAY

1.30pm to 3.30pm
Eastborough Children's Centre, Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DX
Tel. 03000 412 900
eastboroguhcc@kent.gov.uk

TUESDAY

9.00am to 10.45am
Greenfield's Children's Centre, Rutland Way, Maidstone,
ME15 8DF
Tel. 03000 412 987
greenfieldcc@kent.gov.uk

9.30am to 10.30am
St. Faith's Church Hall, Ringlestone, ME14 2PY

WEDNESDAY

 9.15am to 11.30am
Westborough Children's Centre, Greenway, Maidstone,
ME16 8QH
Tel. 03000 422 822
westboroughcc@kent.gov.uk

THURSDAY

9.15am to 11.30am
Meadow Children's Centre, Furfield Close, Maidstone,
ME15 9JR
Tel. 03000 412 700
meadowscc@kent.gov.uk

10.00am to 11.45am
Sunshine Children's Centre, Southborough School, Maidstone, ME15 6TL
Tel. 03000 417770
sunshinecc@kent.gov.uk

FRIDAY

1.30pm to 3.00pm
Westborough Children's Centre, Greenway, Maidstone,
ME16 8QH
Tel. 03000 422 822
westboroughcc@kent.gov.uk

2.00pm - 4.00pm
Memorial Hall, Manor Rise, Bearsted,
ME14 4DB