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Digital Home Kidney Health Testing Service

This practice is working with Healthy.io to improve screening for kidney disease for people living with diabetes and/or high blood pressure.  Please see the link below for Frequently Asked Questions.

Home Kidney Testing FAQ     

Covid-19 Anti-Viral Treatment For Those At Risk

Please see the link below for information relating to Anti-viral treatment for those patient identified as at greater risk of complications fromCovid-19. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pcr-home-testing-for-people-eligible-for-new-covid-19-treatments

PCR Tests

Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Minor Ailments now seen at Minor Injuries Unit

A Minor Ailments Clinic is available in the Minor Injuries Dept. at Sevenoaks Hospital. Conditions seen include earache, urinary tract infections, sore throats, sinusitis, chesty coughs and colds and skin infections.

No under 5's and no ongoing conditions are seen, just new, acute illnesses. 

Open from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.

Electronic Prescribing (EPS) Available

Sign up to EPS by asking at reception or at your chosen pharmacy. The benefits are described below. Paper prescriptions will still be available.

If you collect repeat prescriptions you will not have to visit your GP practice just to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send the prescription electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

The prescription is an electronic message so there is no paper prescription to lose.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

If the prescription needs to be cancelled the GP can electronically cancel and issue a new prescription without you having to return to the practice – saving you extra trips.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions can be made ready before you arrive.

For further information click here: EPS Patient Information Sheet

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