City Way Medical Practice

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City Way Medical Practice

City Way Surgery
65-67 City Way
Rochester, Kent ME1 2AY

Telephone: 01634 843351 / 01634 843320
Fax: 01634 830421

EMIS Patient Access

Online Services

You can now book appointments online.

Click Here

 

Due to a monthly educational meeting for GPs the practice will be closed from 12 noon on the dates below. If you need medical assistance on these afternoons please call our out of hours provider NHS 111 on 111.

Dates in 2014 Dates in 2015
19th June 20th January
17th July 17th February
12th August 17th March
16th September  
14th October  
11th November  
18th December  

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.


Practice News and Notices

 

Patient Participation Group

 

The surgery has a Patient Participation Group, at the moment we have 12 members of mixed ethnicities although the majority are retired patients. To recruit a group that reflects the profile of the practice we advertised online on our website to attract a younger demographic. We advertised at the local community groups to try and attract mothers/parents. Also advertised within the practice, pharmacies and spoke to patients in the waiting room, asked for word of mouth referrals from existing members. 

During February the surgery took part in a survey. The PRG identified that there are sometimes difficulties with getting appointments and so we have included different ideas for the appointment system in the survey. The survey was undertaken by paper although electronically was offered in patient survey. We are due to discuss the results  and action plan at our next PRG meeting which is to be Monday 12th May.

Please find the results of our survey under survey results.

 

We would like to thank all our patients for taking part in our survey and for the comments. These enable us to improve our services when necessary and the positive feedback about the services we already provide has been much appreciated.

 

City Way Surgery 

Patient Survey 2014
 
We would like to understand patients’ concerns about getting an appointment with a doctor. We are looking at ways to improve our booking system. We would appreciate your help by completing this questionnaire.
 
 
1.    Gender:               Male                  Female    
 
2.    Age: under 18             18-40    41+ 65     65+
 
3.    How frequently do you normally visit the surgery to see a doctor/nurse/or healthcare professional
 
a)    1 -2 times per year       b) 3 -5 times per year   
c)   6 -10 times per year       d) more than 10 times per year  
 
4.    Do you find it easy to make an appointment?
 
a) Online -YES/NO             b) Telephone -YES/NO
c) At reception - YES/NO
 
5.    If you queue in the morning why do you do so?
 
a) Can’t book online  
b)  Can’t get through on the telephone    
c) Personal preference     
d) Cannot book in advance
e)  Hope to see a doctor of my choice 
 
6.    Would you like to have the option to speak to a GP on the telephone rather than an actual appointment?
 
YES                   NO  
7.    Would you be happy to see a nurse before seeing the doctor?
 
YES                   NO  
 
8.    Would you like to receive a news letter by email?
 
YES                   NO  
 
If yes please provide email address…………………..
 
 

Thank you for taking part in this survey.

 

SURGERY HOURS 

 

Our doors are open and phone lines activated at 8.00am, but please note that reception is closed between 12 noon and 2.00pm.

Consultations are available as follows:
Monday 7.00am - 12 noon 2.00 - 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.00am - 12 noon 2.00 - 8.00pm
Wednesday 7.00am - 12 noon 2.00 - 6.00pm
Thursday 7.00am - 12 noon 2.00 - 8.00pm
Friday 7.00am - 12 noon 2.00 - 6.00pm
Saturday Closed

Surgeries are strictly by appointment - Telephone 01634 843351 / 01634 843320

The practice appointment system is designed to allow people to book appointments both up to four weeks in advance and on the day. We will try our best to offer an appointment which is suitable for you, but during busy times, this may not be possible. If the receptionist is unable to offer a suitable appointment, you will be given the opportunity to speak to the triage nurse on the telephone so that they can assess the situation and offer an appropriate appointment if necessary.

We can provide consultations from 7.00am Monday to Friday and have a late night surgery on Tuesdays and Thursdays (by appointment only). We have a limited number of GP appointments available at lunchtime and our reception is open for prescriptions, queries and results. We would prefer patients to telephone, for anything other than an appointment, after 2.00pm.

Outside Surgery Hours

If you need assistance between 12 noon and 4.00pm please telephone Medway Doctors on Call on (01634) 891855.

During weekdays between 6.30pm and 8.00am, and throughout weekends and bank holidays, you should contact NHS 111. When you call 111, a trained advisor will ask you questions to find out what's wrong, give you medical advice and direct you to someone who can help you, such as an out-of-hours doctor or a community nurse. If the advisor thinks your condition is more serious, they will direct you to hospital or send an ambulance.

When do I use it?

Call 111 if you need medical help fast, but it's not life-threatening - for example, if you:

• Think you need to go to hospital
• Don't know who to call for medical help
• Don't have a GP to call
• Need medical advice or reassurance about what to do next

Emergencies

If you want your doctor in an emergency, dial the normal surgery number (01634) 843351 during surgery hours for an urgent appointment. Home visits must be requested by 11.15am.

 

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Medway CCG
50 Pembroke Court
Chatham Maritime
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4EL
Tel no: 01634 335020 (ask for the CCG)

The practice would like to thank the various advertisers who have helped to produce this Website. However, it must be pointed out that the accuracy of any statements cannot be warranted, nor any products or services advertised, be guaranteed or endorsed.

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