Clinics We Offer
Clinics Available at Hamstreet Surgery
The following clinics are available at Hamstreet Surgery for the health and well-being of our patients.
Blood Test Clinics
Blood test appointments are available at the surgery each morning, Monday - Friday. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.
You can also book appointments at East Kent Hospitals, including the William Harvey Hospital, Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm.
Click here to book an appointment for Adults & Children (5 years old or over) or call the hospital booking line on 01227 206739 between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
Specialist Nursing Clinics
Some of our nurses provide specialist clinics, as well as general nursing. These clinics include:
- INR (warfarin monitoring)
- Contraceptive advice and reviews - including contraceptive pills, injections, and emergency contraception (within 72 hours).
Child Health Clinics
Child Assessment and Immunisation Clinics are held for specific immunisations and health checks.
Your baby or child will be invited when they are due for these is accordance with the UK vaccination schedule.
To find out more about vaccines offered and the infectious diseases they protect against, please click here.
Dr David Bridge undertakes minor operations in the surgery in a specialist clinic for patient registered at Hamstreet Surgery. These appointments are subject to availability.
Any of our GPs can arrange for you to be added to the waiting list for the removal of skin lesions/lumps; just contact our reception team to book a routine doctors appointment.
Dr David Bridge holds a musculoskeletal (MSK) clinic at the surgery, available for Hamstreet Surgery patients only. These appointments are subject to availability.
Any of our GPs can arrange for you to be added to the waiting list; simply contact reception to book a routine doctors appointment.
Dr Claire Jacobs & Dr Helen Daniel can offer contraceptive counselling and a range of services including:
- Coil fitting / removal (specialist clinic, subject to availability)
- Implant fitting / removal (specialist clinic, subject to availability)
- Administration of contraceptive injections
- Contraceptive Pills
- Emergency Contraception (within 72 hours)
Contact reception to arrange a routine appointment with one of our specialist nurses or a GP for any contraceptive advice.
Specialist Teams & Services
A team of Social Prescribers work throughout our Rural PCN to provide social support for our patients.
Please speak to a GP or a member staff at the surgery if you think you, or someone you know, might benefit from their advice or support.
Physiotherapists from the William Harvey Hospital hold clinics at Hamstreet Surgery on a Wednesday and Friday.
Appointments are available with a GP referral only.
Health Visitor Team
The Health Vistor team can be contacted on 0300 7900315 between 9.00am and 5.00pm to provide advice and support for families with young children.
The Duty Health Visitor (Helpline for parents) is also available between 2.00pm and 5.00pm on 0300 1233092.
The Midwife holds antenatal clinics at Hamstreet Surgery once a week. Her mobile number is 07771 983288.
Out of hours you can call 01233 616124 in an emergency.
Women are now able to self-refer for maternity care electronically via the East Kent Hospitals website: www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/maternity. For the best care for women and their babies, we encourage you to self-refer as soon as possible to allow for have early screening tests.
The District Nursing Team
The district nursing team provide nursing care in the community for patients who are housebound and post-operative.
Please contact the surgery to arrange a referral if you require nursing care at home and are unable to get to the surgery. Please note: lack of transport does not make you eligible for this service.
If you are already known to the team, you can contact them directly on 0300 123 0915.
PodPlus Ltd intermittently hold clinics at the surgery. These appointments are subject to availability. This is a private service; fees apply.
Podplus Ashford 01233 660851
Julie Rose Stadium, Kent TN24 9QX
Or book an appointment online at www.podplus.co.uk
Our practice nurses can provide travel advice and may be able to offer some or all the necessary vaccinations at the surgery.
Please visit our Travel Health page for more information.
Drop-In Clinics & Support Groups
Come & Meet Our Social Prescribing Team
Our adult social prescribing team are going to be running a drop-in service at the Woodchurch community hub on the green.
Come along on the first Thursday afternoon of each month between 2-4pm.
You can access the social prescribing team directly by just popping in. This is available for patients registered at Hamstreet, Woodchurch, Ivy Court and Charing surgeries only. There will be an opportunity for you to discuss your needs without contacting your GP.
What can a Social Prescriber do?
- Introduce you community groups, a new activity or a local club.
- Benefits advice and blue badge applications.
- Assessments for home aids if you are struggling to remain independent.
- Volunteering opportunities.
Dementia Drop-In Clinics
Dementia drop-in clinics are held between 12pm-2pm on the first Friday of every month. The clinic is held at different GP surgeries around Ashford on a rotation basis:
|Friday 4th August 2023||St Stephens Health Centre|
|Friday 1st September 2023||Charing Surgery|
|Friday 6th October 2023||Ivy Court Surgery|
|Friday 3rd November 2023||Hamstreet Surgery|
|Friday 1st December 2023||St Stephens Health Centre|
For more information, please ring Ashford Older Peoples’ Service on 01233 658125.
If you or a relative has been diagnosed with dementia and you need more information and support, please pop in for a chat. No appointment is required. The clinics are open to patients of Charing, Hamstreet, Ivy Court and Woodchurch surgeries.
The clinics are led by Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People, supported by representatives from Carer Support and Alzheimer’s Society.
You can get support and advice on many areas of living with dementia including:
- Advice on treatment, including medication and therapies
- Support and strategies
- Ideas to promote well-being and maintain activities
- Discuss the impact of changing relationships and responsibilities
- Signposting and information about other services available
ADHD & ASC Support Group
Whether you have an existing diagnosis or are awaiting an assessment, please join our support groups at Ivy Court Surgery (or via Zoom) to find out about local organisations available to help you and those around you.