We encourage all eligible patients to take advantage of the protection that the flu vaccine offers and would encourage patients to have their vaccination administered by a Doctor or Nurse in one of our flu clinics. There are many advantages to having your flu vaccination done by your own GP or nurse
* Your GP practice has a copy of your full medical record so is able to best assess your risk and clinical needs, and will be able to record all the details of your vaccination in your record.
* We can also check other aspects of your health at the same time, and even give you other vaccinations such as against pneumonia if this is clinically needed.
* We can answer any of your clinical questions about the flu vaccination.
Your GP practice has been running flu vaccination for many years, and is an important and central part of our work to help keep our patients and local community healthy.
Please contact Reception for the vaccination dates, and to make an appointment.
A flu vaccine is available for free on the NHS for:
* anyone over the age of 65
* pregnant women
* children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly asthma, COPD, long-term heart or lung disease)
An annual flu vaccine nasal spray is also now offered to healthy children aged two, three and four years old, born between 1st of September 2011 and 31st of August 2014. The vaccination will be available to other children in clinical 'at risk' groups up to the age of 18 years.
Did you know the practice has a new Carers Group?
On Wednesday 20 January we held our first coffee afternoon for carers. Everyone
who came said they benefited from the meeting including the surgery staff.
The next coffee afternoon will be on
Wednesday 21st September 2016 at 2.45
at the Tudor Way Surgery.
Whether you are an active spokesperson or more of
quiet type it would be lovely to see you.
Patient Liaison / Carers Officer – Lisa Shorter 01689 820268
Friends and Family Test
We would be grateful if you would complete this survey about your general practice and your most recent visit. The doctors at your practice want to provide the highest standard of care. Feedback from this survey will let us see how we are doing.
The history of the practice can be traced back to the early 1930s, when Petts Wood was first developed as a garden suburb.
To serve the rapidly expanding population, four doctors moved into the area: Dr Beech, Dr Jenner, Dr Milner and Dr Norman Alfred Vernon. Dr Vernon, who was also the Orpington police surgeon, bought the house "Mapledurham" in Chislehurst Road and there established for himself a medical practice.
At the outbreak of war in 1939, Dr Vernon joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, leaving the supervising of his patients to the other three doctors, on the understanding that they would return to his care at the end of hostilities. Sadly, he was killed on active service in 1942.
After the war, in 1946, Dr R H (Rex) Carpenter bought the practice from Dr Vernon's widow for £500 and found he had only 10 patients. A large house at 10 Birchwood Road, which had suffered some bomb damage, was purchased and restored and from there a new medical practice was established and conducted for 32 years.
In 1978, on Dr Carpenter's retirement (to the Chislehurst golf course!), Dr Douglas Moss was appointed to the practice. Unfortunately, the Birchwood Road house was not available, so the present property in Tudor Way was purchased, extended and adapted. As the practice continued to grow and the services offered were expanded, more help was needed and a partnership was established.
In 1994 Dr Evans left the practice to be close to her ageing parents and 1995 saw the retirement of Dr Moss. Dr Raja took over the practice from Dr Moss and was joined by Dr Nava and Dr Lamb. Dr Lamb subsequently moved on to a full-time post and we were joined by Dr Jaisri.
In January 2006 we opened a branch surgery in Bickley in order to have the space to facilitate all the extra clinics and demands the new contract has brought.This is also to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act.
We were very fortunate to have Dr Rajamenon join us in January 2006 as a partner. She has become a great asset to the practice.
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