Services We Provide
The following services are available during opening hours under the NHS contract:
Midwife - Wednesday 2.00pm-5.00pm
A clinic is also held at the Rusthall Children's Centre on Monday mornings
Family Planning Services
All doctors offer contraceptive advice during normal surgeries. The IUCD (the coil) is fitted by Dr Powell-Jackson and Dr Waugh by arrangement. We also offer implant insertion and removal with Dr Powell-Jackson and Dr Waugh. Routine family planning advice is also available from the practice nurse by appointment.
All doctors are listed to carry out minor operations such as joint injections, removal of cysts and polyps, cautery and surgery for ingrowing toenails.
We carry out private medical examinations, which may include ECG, blood tests, eg for insurance, HGV and PSV, at the request of third parties. These are not covered by the NHS and do incur a charge. We can provide a chaperone for any examination upon request.
Parents/Guardians of all children in the practice should contact Reception and book appointments with the practice nurse when immunisations are due. Details can be found within the child's Red Book.
If you have received five doses in your lifetime you will no longer receive routine boosters. However, if you suffer a tetanus-prone injury, or will be travelling to a country where a tetanus shot would be required, you will be offered a booster dose.
Anyone born before 1979 will not have full diphtheria immunity, which, as with tetanus, is five doses. This will be offered if you are travelling abroad.
We offer these vaccinations to all our patients who fall into the relevant age category or those at particular risk from heart, chest, diabetic and medical conditions. The vaccination targets "killer" strains of 'flu' which have caused epidemics in this country over the last few years.
We offer health advice and vaccinations to travellers. Some vaccinations have to be paid for. Please make an appointment with the nurse at least six weeks before travel. Some malaria tablets are obtainable without prescription from the chemist. For those that require a prescription, this is made via a private prescription for which there is a charge. Payment can only be made via cash or cheque and must be made at the time of vaccination or receipt of prescription.
We are a Yellow Fever Centre, and offer vaccinations to patients and non-patients.