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Welcome To The Vine Medical Centre

INFORMING PATIENTS OF NAMED GP

Under the Department of Health Contract, we have been notifying patients of their named GP. If you have not received notification of your named GP, you are welcome to ask this on your next communication with the Practice.

You are able to request a specific named GP (requests will be considered), however, please do not make a special call to the Practice to do this, again, just ask on your next communication with the Practice. 

PLEASE NOTE: all patients still have the choice to see whichever Doctor they prefer, it is purely for administrative purposes only that you are being allocated a named GP.

 

This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully.

We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.

Our Doctors

  • Dr Tony Jones
  • Dr Jonathan Wentzel
  • Dr Sugina Hesketh
  • Dr Senthil Kumaar
  • Dr Gabrielle Lofthouse
  • Dr Liesl Beavington
  • Dr Folu Fasakin 
  • Dr Amita Sharma 
  • Dr Ali Saleem (Registrar)
  • Dr Nicholas Stafford (Medical Student)

This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer.
Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.

Online Appointment Booking & Prescription Requests

You can book appointments online using the My Vision Online service and also select what repeat medication you require without having to fill in the online form.

Patients wishing to use this service must first register their email address with the surgery, to obtain the access code required.

Click here to visit My Vision Online to book an appointment or to order your repeat medication.

For Repeat Prescription Form CLICK HERE (Still using this form? Why not register for an vision online account for a simple way to order repeat medication, it will save you from having to complete this form every month) If you would like to register please complete the below form and return it to the surgery reception with two forms of ID. 

Click here for Online Access Registration Form

For Travel Risk Assessment Form Download CLICK HERE (print out, and fill in, then return to reception)

A Patient Information Leaflet: How To Use Ear Drops

How To Contact Us

Telephone (01622) 754898

Fax: (01622) 751611

Email: vinemc@nhs.net

Please do not use our email address to try and book / cancel an appointment

Opening Times

The practice now operates a dual system:

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 11.00am is 'open access', ie no appointment required.

Monday to Friday afternoon sessions are by appointment only.

Early morning surgery 7.00 - 8.00am once a fortnight by appointment only, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Evening surgery 6.30 - 8.00pm once a week by appointment only, Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday surgery 8.30 - 11.30am by appointment only once a month.

For doctors' appointments ring 754898 or book online at www.myvisiononline.co.uk

Surgery telephones are switched off between 12.30 - 2.00pm (except for emergency). If you require advice during this time please call 111.

The Practice

Philosophy

The practice has been established since 1954 and it's ethos is rooted in the Christian tradition. As a consequence, the current partnership recognises the importance of holistic health care and seeks to address the needs of individuals in physical, psychological, social and spiritual terms, whilst respecting equality and diversity.

 The practice is an active participant in the West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group, whose role is to ensure the optimal provision of patient services in the district.

The partners have an active interest in medical education and believe this to have an important influence on continuing development and good practice at every level.

Patient Participation Group

As a practice we believe strongly in the concept of active patient participation. The Vine's PPG supports a system of health professionals and patient representatives working together for the good of all.

Premises

The practice is currently located at 13 Tonbridge Road (the practice area is shown here). Patients are encouraged to drive with caution as the premises have common entry and exit routes. The entrance and all doors to public areas are suitable for the use of wheelchairs. There are toilet facilities for the disabled. The doctors consult on the ground and first floors of the building. Disabled patients can be seen either on the ground floor or the first floor (the premises include a lift)

The Patient Contract

We aim to provide a high standard of service to all our patients. In order for us to maximise the service we are able to give, we request patients agree to a number of practical measures.

  • To book an appointment at the surgery whenever possible. One appointment for one patient only.
  • To endeavour to attend appointments punctually and to cancel any appointments with plenty of notice when unable to attend.
  • To note that home visits are only for housebound patients who are too ill or frail to attend the surgery. (Transport responsibility remains with the patient.)
  • To use the out-of-hours service only if the problem cannot safely wait until the following morning. This means GENUINE emergencies.
  • To treat all practice staff and doctors with courtesy and respect. We work as a 'ZERO TOLERANCE' practice.
  • Patients endeavour to do whatever possible to improve their own health.
  • To keep the practice informed of up-to-date addresses and telephone numbers, especially when moving house.

Opening Hours

Reception Times

  • Monday08:10 - 18:00
  • Tuesday08:10 - 18:00
  • Wednesday08:10 - 18:00
  • Thursday08:10 - 18:00
  • Friday08:10 - 18:00
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

Surgery Times

  • Monday09:00 - 11:00, 14:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday09:00 - 11:00, 14:50 - 17:30
  • Wednesday09:00 - 11:00, 13:50 - 17:30
  • Thursday09:00 - 11:00, 14:50 - 17:30
  • Friday09:00 - 11:00, 13:50 - 17:30
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

Additional Information

Extended Surgery Hours for booked appointments only.

PLEASE NOTE:
The main door remains locked during these clinics, only patients
with a booked appointment will be let in to the surgery. We ask patients use the Crossline door which is located at the front left hand corner of the surgery. Make yourself know to reception using the intercom and the door will be released.

Early morning         7am -8am One per week (1 Doctor)
Evening                   6.30pm – 8pm One per week (2 Doctors)
Saturday morning   One per month (9am –11am or 8.30-10.30)

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