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Dr CJ Shimmins & Partners

Dartford East Health Centre
Pilgrims Way
Dartford
Kent
DA1 1QY
Tel. 01322 421480

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Dr Shimmins & Partners


***IMPORTANT NEWS***

 

Changes to Computer System at Dr C.J. Shimmins & Partners, Dartford East Health Centre  


Dear Patients  

The Clinical Commissioning Group (Kent and Medway CCG) have decided to move every practice in the area to a different clinical system.  We will be moving from our current system Vision to EMIS Web. 


The practice has been given its date to change over which will be 17th November 2020.  There will be a significant amount of work to be completed both sides and this letter is designed to provide you with some brief details so that you understand why there will be some disruption to our service from now until end of November 2020.   


The practice may be without a computer system the week before we go live so please bear with us as we may be training.  


We may not be able to book any appointments ahead of the go live date and we will open the books again for booking as soon as possible after we go live.  


Patient Online access will also be changed.  Every patient who is currently signed up to Patient Online services will be sent a new activation code for the new system. This may take a few weeks due to the volume of patients currently registered for this service.  


Please also be aware that we will be unable to send prescriptions electronically to your nominated pharmacy (EPS).  All the Pharmacies have been notified of this. 


Please be patient  throughout this transition period. We will do our very best to ensure the smooth running of the surgery around this challenging time. 


Thank you in advance

The Doctors, Nurses, HCA’s and admin staff

Dr C.J. Shimmins & Partners

 

 

FLU VACCINATIONS 2020/21

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. 


 

OUR SURGERY DOORS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT WE ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR ALL YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NOW HAVE A VIDEO DOOR BELL AND WE REQUEST THAT ONLY PATIENTS THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED TO COME TO THE SURGERY BY A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RING THE BELL. PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY TO MAKE A TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF OUR GP's OR ALTERNATIVELY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF OUR NURSING TEAM. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OF OUR PATIENTS AND OUR SURGERY STAFF. 

 

 

PLEASE TELEPHONE

01322 421480


When contacting the surgery please note that all prescription queries will be re-directed to the POD so please call them first by telephoning 0300 131 1100.


 We have had a significant increase in abusive behaviour on our phone lines and would like to remind patients of our zero tolerance policy and that our receptionists have got the right to terminate the call following a warning if the abuse persists.


 

PLEASE HELP TO KEEP OUR DOCTORS, NURSES AND STAFF SAFE AND WELL TO ALLOW US TO CONTINUE TO HELP YOU.

 

THANK YOU

 

YOUR COOPERATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED 

 


 

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