Covid Vaccination Clinics at Hamstreet Surgery
Covid Vaccination Clinics at Hamstreet Surgery
Covid vaccination clinic at Hamstreet Surgery
We will be holding our last Covid Vaccination clinic on Tuesday 18th January 22. Please call the surgery to make an appointment.
This clinic is for anyone
-aged 18 and over that need a booster vaccine (must be at least 3 months after 2nd dose) & not tested positive for Covid in last 28 days
-aged 16 and over for a 1st or 2nd dose (2nd dose must be at least 12 weeks from the 1st dose) & not tested positive for Covid in last 3 months
-aged 12- 15 for a 1st or 2nd dose (2nd dose must be at least 12 weeks from the 1st dose) & not tested positive for Covid in last 3 months
Please wear a mask. Do not attend if you have any Covid symptoms or had Covid in the last 28 days (aged 18 & over) or last 3 months (aged under 18).
Please do not call the practice with general queries about Covid-19 vaccination.
The booster vaccination programme is now aiming to offer appointments to all adults aged 18 and over by 31 December 2021. Local vaccination teams are working to rapidly increase the availability of appointments.
The national booking system has opened for over 30s today and will open for 18-29-year-olds on Wednesday, 15 December. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
The time between your second dose and a booster must be at least three months.
You can book using the national booking service by calling 119 or at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
The national booking service will only show clinics that have appointments available when you visit the site/call 119; but clinics regularly add more dates.
For a full list of all vaccination sites in Kent and Medway, visit https://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/covid19vaccine
In an open letter signed by chief executives from all NHS trusts in Kent and Medway, people are asked to be kind to NHS staff.
The letter says: “The overwhelming majority of our patients, clients and service users are respectful of the years of training and the skills healthcare professionals have developed so they can care for others.
People understand the caring and compassionate nature that makes someone want to work for the NHS; whether they are clinicians or in support roles.
It goes on to talk about the commitment to high-quality care all NHS partners have and that while it is a small minority of people who behave this way towards NHS staff, the consequences can be far reaching.
“We understand the frustration when you may have to wait a little longer at a clinic appointment, urgent treatment centre or emergency department, or when you may not be able to get through to a GP practice on the phone.
“Some people don’t understand why we are still asking them to wear masks in healthcare settings when they don’t wish to do so. We also know others don’t wish to participate in the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The second is a personal choice; the first keeps our staff safer.
“However, what we cannot accept is abuse – verbal or physical – towards our workforce. They are there to help, not be abused.’’
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Christmas & New Year Opening Times
Friday 24th December - Open 8am - 6:30pm
Monday 27th December - Closed
Tuesday 28th December - Closed
Wednesday 29th December - Open 8am - 6:30pm
Thursday 30th December - Open 8am - 6:30pm
Friday 31st December - Open 8am - 6:30pm
Monday 3rd January - Closed
Tuesday 4th January - Open 8am - 6:30pm
We apologise that it will not be possible to use the practice's/surgery's eConsultation service from 5pm on 24 December 2021until 8am on Tuesday 4 January 2022. Patients will still be able to access the self-help and signposting features on econsult. This has been agreed with NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group. We know this will be inconvenient for some but is necessary while GP teams also need to deliver the booster campaign. Patients who need to contact their GP team over the Christmas and New Year period should ring the practice/surgery. If they are closed there will be a message about how to get the help you need. If you need urgent medical help (but it’s not an emergency) please visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111 who can help get you to the right service and book you an appointment if appropriate."
Address: Ruckinge Road, Hamstreet, Ashford, Kent TN26 2NJ
Telephone: 01233 730190
Welcome to Hamstreet Surgery
We are a progressive and forward thinking practice, in purpose built modern premises and we provide an efficient service in a friendly, caring manner.
The practice is on the edge of Romney Marsh, which is steeped in local history, with beautiful old churches and the military canal. We are within easy reach of many interesting towns, including the Cathedral city of Canterbury and the Cinque Ports. We are a rural dispensing practice covering an area of 150 square miles. With Eurostar stopping at Ashford International, our local station, Paris is as easily accessible as London.
Primary Care Network - Hamstreet Surgery is a member practice of the Ashford Rural Primary Care Network along with Woodchurch Surgery, Ivy Court Surgery and Charing Surgery.
A great PCN takes a great team - If you would like to join our PCN click here for more information.
Flu Vaccinations - Click Here For Updates
IMPORTANT NOTICE - WE STILL HAVE A FEW VACCINES AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE PATIENTS. PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE FLU VACCINE.
Flu and COVID-19 viruses have the potential to increase pressures faced by the NHS this winter, particularly if infection waves from both viruses coincide. It’s therefore important that you get vaccinated if you are eligible. As a temporary measure this year flu vaccinations will also be extended to include those from years 7 to year 11 in secondary school and all those aged 50 and over.
Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00 (18:30-20:00 prebookable nursing appointments only)
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
Sunday 09:00 - 12:00 (prebookable nursing appointments only)
Pre-Bookable Nursing Appointments
As well as our usual weekday clinics we also offer an extended service on Tuesday between 18:30-20:00 and Sunday between 09:00-12:00. These pre-booked nursing appointments only. GP Services are NOT available during these times and the telephone lines will closed. Please do not turn up at the surgery between these times unless you have an appointment.