Appointments

How To Book Your Appointment

Our GP appointments all start with GP Telephone Triage or our online triage service, eConsult.

Postnatal examinations and all baby checks will be arranged by our administration team.

Telephone Consultations and Appointments can may be made by telephoning 01474 814811 or by using eConsult.

When you telephone, or come into the surgery you will be asked a short series of questions by our receptionists. This information will be passed on to our Triage team who will be able to navigate your request to the right clinician at the right time.  There are a number of different healthcare options available to patients. The information that you provide to our reception team allows them to ensure that the right person can help you and helps the practice to sort patients based on their needs. We will be able to book an appointment for you once we know a little bit more about what the problem is or what your health needs are. The information you provide to the reception team is confidential, please give as much information as you can about your request when answering the questions. If you do not give us the information required, then it may take longer for you to be triaged.

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Pharmacy & Self-Care

Your pharmacy can advise you on minor illness without the need of an appointment. Please speak to a pharmacist first.

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Pharmacy & Self-Care

Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice, over the counter medicines and their use, to effectively and safely manage a range of minor health concerns. They can also help you to decide whether you'll need to see a doctor. You don't need an appointment and you won't even be asked to make a purchase. Every pharmacy also has a private consultation area for you to talk about your symptoms in private if you prefer.

Locate your local Pharmacy

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Emergency Screening Questions

Let's make sure this isn't an emergency.

Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms?

Signs of a heart attack - pain like a very tight band, heavy weight or squeezing in the centre of your chest

Signs of a stroke - face dropping on one side, can't hold both arms up, difficulty in speaking, or weakness or numbness on one side of your body

Severe difficulty breathing - gasping, not being able to get words out, choking or lips turning blue

Heavy bleeding that won't stop - uncontrollable bleeding from any part of your body

Severe injuries - including deep cuts after a serious incident

You need medical help now. Call 999 or go to your local A&E.

Appointment Timetable


Doctors – Monday to Friday

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Morning:

08:00 - 12:00

Telephone Triage via eConsult, Telephone or In-surgery

Afternoon:

14:30 - 18:00

Telephone Triage via eConsult, Telephone or In-surgery


Nurses – Monday to Friday

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Early Morning:

07:00 - 08:00

Morning:

08:00 - 12:30

Telephone Triage via eConsult, Telephone or In-surgery

Afternoon:

14:00 - 17:30

Telephone Triage via eConsult, Telephone or In-surgery


Midwife

The Anti-natal department at Darent Valley manage all maternity appointments.

To book your pregnancy care, you do not need to see your GP for a referral. You will need to self-refer via the following link and your maternity appointments will be sent to you via email, unless you choose not to use this option. If you have not chosen to receive your appointment via email, it will arrive via post. They aim to provide you with the earliest available appointment in your area and provide a scan date from between 12 weeks to 13 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy.

BOOK A PREGNACY CARE APPOINTMENT

Text Reminder Service

We have a texting service which allows you to receive confirmation and reminders about your appointments.

To have this service you will need to register by completing a consent form.

Please remember to update your contact details with us when you change address, telephone numbers and email address.