South Ashford Medics Online
South Ashford Medics (SAMs) is a partnership of three GPs, formed in 2011. Our aim is to provide a friendly, high quality and accessible primary care service to the population of Ashford
We are committed to significantly improving the quality and range of healthcare services provided at the practice in order to achieve this aim.
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The new patient self checking in screen is now operational. This is a quick and straightforward way to check yourself in for your appointment to avoid waiting in a queue. Once completed, please take a seat and wait to be called.
You may also be asked to complete a very quick patient specific questionnaire on the screen to help us keep your records 100% up-to-date.
See the latest CQC Insight Report on the practice by following the attached link.
The WaitLess app combines current waiting times at all urgent care centres – drawn from the official NHS system – with up-to-the-minute travel information, to help people decide which urgent care centre to head to for faster treatment for minor injuries.
The WaitLess app is free to download from iTunes and Google Play.
My Health Checks App:
This free smartphone app has been designed by Kent Community Health Foundation Trust to support patients following their NHS Health Check. The app allows patients to:
- Keep a personal digital record of their NHS Health Check results and heart age
- Set goals for themselves, like losing weight, getting more active or lowering their blood pressure
- Get sensible advice, based on their results, to support them to make the change to a healthier lifestyle.
The app is free to download on iPhone, iPad and all android phones. To download, patients should search the app store or Google Play for ‘My Health Check’.
How do I get an NHS Health Check?
If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you can expect to receive a letter from the practice inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years.
SAMs hopes that you understand that there will have to be a staggering of invite letters due to the numbers involved but SAMs are increasing its nursing capacity to continue to deliver this service.
The SAM’s 2015 CQC Inspection has identified the practice as being "GOOD".
Are your contact details up to date?
If you are registered as a patient we may need to contact you regarding an appointment or test result.
Next time you contact us ask the Receptionist to check that we have your current home address, telephone number, mobile telephone number and email address.
Even if you have been at the same address for several years it is worth checking that the details we hold are up to date.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Health Help Now is a free website or mobile app that you can use to find the most appropriate local health service for common symptoms and advice for people of all ages. Visit www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net or search "Health Help Now" in your app store.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST - please take the opportunity to let us know what you think about our Surgery and take this test which can be found in the 'Have Your Say' section. Alternatively, forms are in the Surgery or, if we have an email address for you, we can send you the form electronically.
You can help the practice and the NHS by how you manage your prescriptions
(Site updated 21/04/2017)