News

General News

Dear Patients,

Please do not email us with any clinical issues unless you're using the eConsult link which can be found on the St James website homepage.

If you have a clinical issue that needs discussing with a Doctor please call the surgery to arrange an appointment.

Many thanks 

Practice Management

13/05/21

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Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning

Click on the link below to submit your choice:

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/ 

Missed Appointments

 

DNA - Did Not Attend

During December 2021 there were 137 appointments that were not attended, this includes telephone appointments. 

This equates to over 34 hours that have been wasted and could have been used for other patients. 

If there are any issues preventing you from informing us that you cannot attend your appointment please let us know. 

Thank you 

Covid 19 Vaccines

All appointments for Covid Vaccinations are now being booked through 119 or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Please do not call the surgery as we can no longer book them.

For more information please go to the Coronavirus link on our webpage.

23/06/21

 

Are you Housebound? 

Housebound means you are unable to leave your house, typically due to illness, mobility or other issues.

Please let us know if you're housebound as there are services that can come to your home. We will also need to know if you're housebound to recieve your Covid 19 vaccination to be able to vaccinated from home.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Newsletter

Newsletter February 2022

NEW Newsletter Feb 2022.02.21.pdf

28.02.22

Changes at St James Surgery

We are excited to announce that St James Surgery will shortly be joining Invicta Health CIC.

Invicta Health CIC is a not for profit, community Interest company made up of GP shareholders. The company was formed in 2008 with the aim of supporting primary care services in the local area. It currently runs GP practices in the Romney Marsh, Birchington and East Cliff areas and manages other services including a Primary Care Mental Health service and the provision of GPs in the Urgent Treatment Centres.

It is anticipated that the change will occur in June 2022, and work is ongoing to ensure that the change occurs smoothly and with minimal disruption to patients. The practice remains committed to offering high quality services to patients and will operate in largely the same way as it does currently. The change will provide stability for staff and enable us to access more opportunities whilst continuing to focus on improvements to patient experience and outcomes.

We look forward to becoming part of the Invicta Health family and benefiting from its support and expertise going forward.

Please see Frequently Asked Question for more information.

FAQ St James FINAL.pdf