Welcome to Pelham Medical Practice
Important Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Apologies but due to the Coronavirus the surgery has removed the on-line appointment booking service and patients will now need to call the surgery to make an appointment. Reception staff or a clinician will then ask what the appointment is for, they will ask you about your symptoms, if you have recently travelled and who you may have come into contact with over the past 14 days. Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we will re-instate the on-line booking service as soon as we are able.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Use this service if:
- you think you might have coronavirus;
- in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
- you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.
A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.
Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others.
Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
WE ARE TAKING ON NEW PATIENTS
Care Quality Commission (CQC) RATING: GOOD
BOWEL SCREENING: 60 to 74 year olds please do not ignore your bowel screening kits. Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK and these kits save thousands of lives each year. Require more information then please look at or "Further Information" section.
Pelham Medical Practice is a parkrun practice: Want to run, jog, walk 5km then visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/shornewoods/ and for the junior parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gravesend-juniors
The doctors and staff at Pelham Medical Practice in Gravesend are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
Both surgeries have wheelchair access and car parking facilities for the disabled. Pelham Road Surgery has a lift.
Patient Participation Group
The next Patient Participation Group (PPG) Meeting will be announced soon. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME - Please contact Jason via email (Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to become a member of the PPG and attend our quarterly meetings. For more details click the "Patient Group" icon on the right hand side of the screen.
(Site updated 10/03/2020)