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We are not open Monday 25th May 2020


ONLINE ‘ ROUTINE TELEPHONE’ APPOINTMENTS are now available

All routine appointments are currently TELEPHONE consultations until further notice due to the current coronavirus situation. (Exceptions made to some Urgent Practice Nurse Procedures and Childhood Imms)

Please call Reception for an 'ON THE DAY TELEPHONE TRIAGE' Appointment or alternatively book online a 'ROUTINE TELEPHONE' Appointment with one of our GP's or ANP's.

Please have your phone on and ready for your set appointment time, the clinician will only try to call once.

Thank You

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PLEASE READ:
• If you have possible MILD symptoms [new persistent cough or high temperature] stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
This action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.
• If you have MODERATE or SEVERE symptoms DO NOT attend Hospital or GP surgery, stay at home and do not leave your house and CALL 111
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ADVICE for staying at home
(Please see following link for full advice)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

1) Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.
2) Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
3) Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
4) Sleep alone, if that is possible.
5) Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
6) Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible.
If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online.
If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

CORONAVIRUS

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1 Appointment 1 Problem 1 Patient: 

We politely ask our patients to only discuss one problem per appointment, for the following reasons:

  • This helps ensure clinics run to schedule and other patients aren’t inconvenienced.
  • We don’t want our doctors to rush through each problem as a serious illness might get missed.
  • Too many problems can distract the doctor on dealing with your main problem.

If you need an additional appointment to discuss further problems, our reception will be happy to help.

Thank You

Repeat Prescriptions:

Please note that repeat prescriptions take a full 48 hours (2 whole working days) to prepare.    Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that you hand your request into the surgery on time to avoid running out of your medication.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

"DELIVERING SAFER, BETTER, QUALITY CARE AT ALL TIMES"

PEAK TIME TELEPHONE CALLS:

Our peak times for telephone calls are between 8am and 11am.  Please try to avoid calling regarding non-urgent matters outside of these times.  Please only telephone for test results after 2pm.  Thank you.

 

 

Nurse Practitioners

Candice Highland (f)

Qualified in 2005 at Kingston University and started in A&E Epsom.  Candice turned to Practice Nursing in South London specialising in Diabetes (Warwick University), Respiratory (Greenwich University), Leg Ulcers (Kingston University). Candice then became an Independent Nurse Prescriber and studied at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital for minor ailments, South Bank University for ANP Summer School in 2006/2017.  Candice set up her own company and worked for various surgeries and Walk in Centres from Hastings to London. Candice started working at Oakfield Health Centre during August 2017 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, seeing patients with minor ailments and chronic health and is now looking to develop the role further to a Masters in Advanced Clinical Assessment.

Kerry Page (f)

Kerry qualified from Guys school of Nursing in 1994 and worked in A&E in Lewisham Hospital. After a few years Kerry became a practice nurse, completing courses in asthma, and wound care and leg ulcer management. Kerry returned to A&E and worked as a nurse practitioner, completing courses in minor injuries, minor ailments and examination skills, at the Nightingale institute, Kings College, London. Then spent time working in the community as a district nurse/community matron, taking additional training in diabetes and long term condition care.  Kerry managed a team of nurses and supported student nurses by being a nurse teacher/mentor. Kerry moved back to primary care in April 2018 and in July 2019 Kerry passed her nurse prescribing qualification and is now an Independent Prescriber. Kerry hopes to enhance my role further, by training with the FSRH to fit contraceptive implants and coils.

 

Simon Wangoto (m)

Simon joined Oakfield Health Centre as an ANP in January 2019 from a similar Surgery and role  in Ashford Kent. Initially qualified with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Nairobi in 2001.  Initially worked in Kenya before joining the NHS in 2004 at the Medway Maritime Hospital Adult Medicine and Emergencies Departments. Started ANP training at the University of Greenwich in 2012 after Joining MedOCC (the out of hours and urgent care provider in Medway and Swale) and now has a post graduate certificate in advanced practice.   Training at post graduate level at the University of Greenwich covered long term conditions management, leadership and management, minor illnesses management and is an Independent and supplementary prescriber. Also submitted a research proposal on telephone consultations hoping to complete the full independent research in future.  Motivated and keen on continuous learning, member of the RCN and the Faculty of reproductive and sexual health (Frsh)

Nurses

Nurse Leanne Osmond (f)
Nurse Sara Martin (f)

Leanne and Sara, our Practice Nurses see patients over the age of 2 years with minor illnesses i.e. coughs, colds, urine infections, skin problems etc by appointment.  They are also available for the removal of stitches, dressing changes, ear syringing and for those who haven't seen a Doctor or Nurse in the last 3 years.  They give advice regarding contraception, menopause and general lifestyle issues.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Judy Dowsett (f)

Judy works as an Healthcare Assistant (HCA) Assistant Practitioner. Judy's  role includes general health care assistant duties such as taking blood pressures, urine testing and lung function testing, and special interest in exercise. 

 
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