If attending the surgery for an appointment, please allow extra time to get here due to the bridge road closure in the village. Thanks you.

Flu Vaccination 2020 update If you are aged 65 or over, or aged 18-64 and in an At Risk group please call the surgery to arrange an appointment for your flu vaccine as we now have vaccines available. - please see the Flu Vaccination section under Further Information

Advance notice of closures:

The surgery  and dispensary will be closed from 1pm on these days 

13th January 2021

17th February 2021




Please contact the surgery either via telephone, email or in person to book your appointment.

 It is important to contact the surgery as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel, as a second appointment maybe required.

Please note that only the vaccinations below are available on the NHS.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria, polio and tetanus.

Other travel vaccines can be provided (see below) but they will incur a private charge.


ARMS Travel Vaccinations


As you may know, Ivy Court Surgery, Hamstreet Surgery and Woodchurch Surgery have been working closely together for well over a year now on various projects such as the Weekend Urgent Care Service and the ‘Virtual Ward’ for the elderly and vulnerable. 


You may also be aware that there have been difficulties with obtaining appointments with other private travel clinics in Ashford. This has caused significant problems for us in rural Ashford as travelling further than Ashford is inconvenient and not always possible. In some cases, it has meant our patients travelling 30 miles to obtain their travel vaccinations. We feel this is unacceptable.


Following complaints from patients in the cluster regarding the lack of a local travel service, the doctors and practice managers of our three surgeries have had several meetings to see if this service could be setup in our surgeries. We are delighted to announce the start of our own Travel Advice and Vaccination service as of the 5th November 2015. This we hope will be another valuable service to our patients, and will be provided through Ashford Rural Medical Services (through which the urgent care service and our other collaborative projects are delivered).

We are now working together with Charing Surgery to provide these services across the four sites.


As a specific travel advice service is not covered by the NHS, there will unfortunately be a fee for the service, which we hope you understand. 


Am I fit to fly?

To learn more about flying with different health conditions please click 


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)


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