Have you booked your flu jab yet?
We still have appointments available.
If you would like to book into a flu clinic please telephone the surgery.
Retirement of Dr Viney - 01.09.2023
As many of you know, Dr Viney has been on sickness leave since December 2022. After many years as a partner at Balmoral, Dr Viney will be taking medical retirement and will leaving the practice on 30th November 2023. In addition to being a GP Partner, Dr Viney was also a GP Trainer and has trained numerous Registrars over the years. All the staff at Balmoral Surgery thank him for his commitment to his patients and to the future generation of GPs.
Dr Viney will be missed by his colleagues and his patients and we wish him all the best for his retirement.
Partnership Changes - 01.12.2023
Our Salaried GP, Dr Ogunleye who you may know as Dr Fikky has become a Partner at Balmoral.
Dr Osondu our GP Registrar has completed his GP training and accepted our offer of a role as a salaried GP.
Dr Amy Camm joined the practice as a salaried GP on 01.12.23.
We are delighted to announce this positive news with you all.
Practice Management Team - 01.09.2023
Lesley Betts, our Practice Manager, is taking early retirement in August 2023 after 41 years at the Practice. Rebecca Seaman, our Assistant Practice Manager, will be stepping up into the role of Practice Manager and will continue to be supported by Paula Goldstraw, IT & Admin Manager and Angela Hill, Quality Co-ordinator. Becky and Angela will both be increasing the hours they work at the Practice. Becca Recas one of our receptionists, is also joining the management team. Becca is currently undertaking her Diploma in Practice Management and will join the team as Assistant IT Manager.
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Our Contact Details
Canada Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7EQ
Telephone: 01304 373444
For out of hours care plus health advice and signposting to services at any time dial 111.
This website provides many online facilities, including prescription ordering. It also contains a vast range of health information and resources, along with practical information on visiting the surgery. We hope you find it useful and informative.
About Our Practice
We are committed to providing high quality NHS medical care for individuals and families in a friendly and caring environment.
We are also a training practice, having doctors in specialist training as well as medical students present at the practice.
Short-term parking is available and is only to be used while you are in the surgery building. The gates are locked in the evenings and over the weekend.
Unacceptable Abuse of NHS Staff
Kent & Medway ICB are saddened by the rising reports both from primary care and other local services about the rising levels of abuse teams are getting. It is not acceptable and we are exploring what can be done to address it.
A public message from the ICB has been published as the first part of planning a wider campaign to challenge unacceptable behaviour towards NHS teams. You can see this first message by clicking on the following link:
GP Appointment Data – October 2023
More than 1million appointments were offered by general practices in Kent and Medway in October.
The figures, released by NHS England, show 66 per cent of these appointments were face-to-face or home visits. The data also shows more than 57,000 people did not attend their appointments.
So far this year, more than 9million appointments have been offered by Kent and Medway practices. During the same period in 2022, 8.4million appointments were offered to patients and 7.6million to the same point in 2021.
Most people who are unable to attend their appointment cancel them to allow other people in need to use them. We would urge anyone who can no longer attend any appointment (be it with their GP practice, a vaccination appointment, or a hospital appointment) to please let their practice know.
Patients can book, cancel and order repeat prescriptions online.
Please click on the link below. To use this service you have to have registered first in person at reception. To register please bring with you two forms of ID. One must be photographic and the other must be proof of your address. The receptionists can provide more information if required.
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