Welcome to the website for
The Oaks Surgery
We are an NHS general practice providing services to the community of Swanley and surrounding villages. We hope you will find the surgery welcoming and helpful, and welcome any suggestions for improving the service or this website. Please use the Contact us form
Dr. Pomeroy is leaving
Dr Pomeroy will be leaving The Oaks after 32 years of service to the population of Swanley. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his hard work, dedication and loyalty to our patients and the practice.
Dr Naana Smart will be taking over care of his patients from 3 August 2015. As a patient of Dr Pomeroy your registration will be automatically transferred to Dr Smart, so you don’t need to worry about re-registering. Many of you already know Dr Smart who has worked at the surgery previously and we are sure that you will build a strong trusting relationship with Dr Smart.
Friends and family test results for January 2015
19 completed cards
12 Extremely likely to recommend
2 Neither likely nor unlikely
Pharmacy requests for non-repeat prescriptions
There have been problems with local pharmacies requesting medication for patients that are not on their repeat prescription list without any information on why the medication is required. This is potentially unsafe. With effect from 1st December we will not accept requests from pharmacies for medications not on repeat prescription. Please contact the surgery direct for any such requests or complete the online Prescription request form
Vision online booking of appointments and repeat prescribing
Online booking of appointments and repeat prescribing through Vision online is now live. This is safer and easier than the previous system through this website. If you havent already registered we would encourage you to do so - please download the registration form from this website or collect from reception. Repeat prescription ordering is now through Visiononline. You can continue to use the Prescription request form but will need to provide additional information for each drug requested.
The next planned upgrade to Vision online will allow you access to a summary of your records. We hope to implement this by 31.3.15.
Care.data (HSCIC data sharing)
We are required by law to upload patient information on referrals and prescribing to the new Health and Social Care Information Centre where the information is used for health services planning and research. Please see the information sheet and FAQ's for further information. You can also call the dedicated patient information line on 0300 456 3531 the line is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. If you wish to exclude your records from this process please complete the optout form and return it to the surgery, and we will enter the required exclusion code on your record.
Click here to find out more about the new vaccinations introduced last year.
Funding has recently been withdrawn for GP minor surgery cosmetic procedures such as removal of moles where there is no suspicion of cancer. Regrettably this will greatly curtail the service we have been providing. We can still remove lesions where there is repeated infection or bleeding and we would still encourage you to see us if there has been any change in an existing mole
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