March 2021 - COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE
We are please to announce that we will be offering second dose COVID-19 Vaccinations.
All Patients who had their first dose in January should be receiving a text invite with a booking link.
If you have not received an invitation please phone the site where you had your first dose:
Dover Health Centre: 07375595978
Folkestone Civic Centre: 07956364442
JANUARY 2021 - COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
Covid-19 vaccinations for our patients will be delivered from Dover Health Centre by Channel Health Alliance from 14 January 2021. Channel Health Alliance is a collaborative federation of 28 GP practices within South Kent Coast CCG.
There will be home visits for housebound patients. We are inviting patients based on the national priority list. Please be patient and wait to be contacted about when the vaccine is available for you.
You do not need to contact the surgery until you receive a phone call, letter or text about getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Our phone lines are very busy; please help us to keep lines open for people needing to make appointments for other health matters.
If you have questions about the vaccine please read the information below.
Why is the vaccine not available from our own surgery?
Across the country GPs are working in groups of practices to provide the Covid-19 vaccine. We understand the people would like to get the vaccine from their own practice but unfortunately this is not possible at this time. If this changes we will update this information.
Should I come for a vaccine if I have symptoms of Covid-19?
No. If you or someone in your immediate household has symptoms of the virus it is essential that you self-isolate and book a test. Your vaccine can be re-arranged after your self-isolation.
If I’ve had Covid-19 do I need the vaccines?
Yes, getting vaccinated is just as important for those who have already had Covid-19 as it is for those who haven’t.
How soon after having Covid-19 can I have the vaccine?
It is recommended that people wait 4 weeks after recovering from Covid-19 or from being tested positive but not experiencing symptoms. We will rearrange invitations if you are in this situation when first invited to have the vaccine.
When will the second dose be given?
From 30 December the national guidance changed and second doses will now be scheduled for 10-12 weeks after the first dose.
Can I pay for the vaccines privately?
No, all Covid-19 vaccines are being provided free by the NHS. If you see any offers to get the vaccine privately it will be a scam and you must not contact them.
Find out more: For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Kent and Medway please visit www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine
JUNE 2017 - MINOR SURGERY
Minor Surgery Services such as joint injections, excision of lumps and cysts etc. can be carried out in the Surgery. Please ask at Reception for more information and how to book for an appointment.
JUNE 2017 - VACCINATIONS
ACWY - MENINGITIS If you are aged over 18 and under 25 and going off to university or college and have not had a vaccination for Meningitis in school please make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse.
MMR - Measles, Mumps, Ruebella If you are aged between 16 and 25 and have not had two vaccinations for MMR please make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse.
17/03/15 - Online Appointment Booking
We are pleased to announce we now have an online booking of appointments facility allowing patients to prebook an appointment with our Doctors online - please call into the surgery and collect an application form to register for this service, and return it to the surgery with photo ID and proof of address. You will later be allocated a user name and password to access this facility.
01/10/16 - Brand New Warfarin Clinic
We are delighted to launch a dedicated warfarin clinic at Peter Street Surgery.
Your INR will be tested here at the Surgery and is immediately available to your GP. This is very important for your continuing care and especially in emergencies.
Please be aware that the Surgery does not get a record from the chemist of your INR result nor your dosage.
To book in please contact reception.
01/07/16 - Travel Clinic
We run a travel clinic where we offer advice and give vaccinations for both our own patients and those from other Practices.
Before you are given any advice or vaccinations you will be asked to complete a travel assessment form. For further advice please speak to one of our reception staff who will be able to help.
01/10/13 - Family Planning Clinic
We are able to offer contraceptive services for both our own patients and those who are registered with other GP Surgeries.
Contraceptive pills, Injections, Devices, IUCD (Coil) and Contraception Implants
If you would like further advice on these services please speak to one of our reception staff who will be able to make an appointment with Dr Kaushal.