Clinics

We offer the following services:

  • Minor Surgery
  • Family Planning
  • Contraception - including contraceptive implant
  • Chilhood immunisations
  • Baby immunisations and post natal check ups
  • Flu & pneumonia vaccinations
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Shingles vaccinations
  • Cervical screening
  • Chlamydia screening age 15 - 24
  • Echocardiogram
  • Phlebotomy

Management of Chronic Conditions

Many conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, long term mental health problems and epilepsy require regular checks including medication reviews. The doctors and practice nurses are trained to manage these long term conditions. The practice has an annual recall system for these conditions offering clinical review with necessary follow up when clinically indicated.

Blood Tests

Blood tests can be done by appointment only. All registered patients and non-registered patients.

Please contact reception to book your appointment.

Please bring with you your blood form when attending the appointment.

Should you have a fasting test then please let the receptionist know and they will try to book you in for an early morning appointment.

Other providers can be found by clicking on the link below:

GP practices that provide a blood taking service (PDF, 172KB)

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk

The check will take about 20 minutes, during which you will be asked some simple questions such as your family history and any medication you are currently taking. Your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity will be recorded. Your blood pressure will also be taken and a simple blood test will be carried out to check your cholesterol level.

After the check you’ll be taken through your results and be offered personalised advice on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Once you receive an invitation, please contact the surgery to book an appointment for your free NHS health check.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre

We are a yellow fever vaccination centre for those requiring vaccination and an internationally recognised qualification. Please contact reception for more information.

Rochester Primary Care Network (PCN)

Rochester Primary Care Network is formed of 4 practices:

  • Thorndike Medical Centre
  • City Way Surgery
  • Castle Medical Practice
  • Borstal Village Surgery

This provides enhanced services for the area covered by the PCN and we are pleased to advise that the PCN provide support of our Care Navigators and extended hour’s clinic.

Our care navigators are:

Bally Katnoria and Graham Gorvett

What care navigators do

  • Sign-post to the most appropriate help
  • Link with local community groups and services
  • Offer advice
  • Help to tackle loneliness
  • Support and assist with money and housing concerns
  • Empower to improve your own well-being
  • Personalised planning and support

If you or your GP think that you would benefit from this service the Care Navigator can see you here in the surgery.

We will discuss your needs and support you, providing useful information and assistance to help you make positive changes that improve your life.

You can contact the Care Navigator via email, on the telephone or in the surgery. A home visit can be arranged if needed.

  • Email – network@nhs.net
  • Telephone your surgery and ask to speak to a care navigator
  • Book at your surgery reception
  • Mailing address: Rochester Network Ltd, Thorndike Medical Centre, Longley Road, Rochester, Kent. ME1 2TH. Registered in England, 12076958

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