Aylesham Medical Practice and Wingham Surgery Practice Profile
Aylesham Medical Practice and Wingham Surgery are part of South Kent Coast CCG. Over 6000 patients are registered with the Practice. The two practices serve a large rural area extending from Upstreet and Plucks Gutter in the north-west, down to Shepherdswell in the south-east extremity.
Aylesham Medical Practice is a well organised practice regularily achieving a high percentage of marks within the new GMS contract. The Quality and Outcome Framework and local enhanced services are overseen by our Project Manager, who previously acquired extensive PRICCE and audit experience whilst working for the East Kent Medical Advisory Group. The responsibility for individual disease areas has been successfully devolved to individual members of the clinical staff within the Practice. Both surgeries pride themselves on a warm and friendly working environment and there is excellent administration support at all levels at both sites. Since the two surgeries merged in April 2004 there has been increasing co-operation between the two surgeries, which has benefited staff and patients alike. Both surgeries are connected to the same Vision IT system, allowing easy access to all patients’ electronic records on both sites.
Morning walk-in surgeries are currently run on both sites between 08.30 – 10.00am, with any emergencies being seen after this. Afternoon surgeries are two hours long, and start at either 15.30 or 16.00hours. Patients may attend either surgery. These hours are flexible and may be altered with in-coming new members of staff. Aylesham Medical Practice has recently changed its appointment system. We now hold a walk-in surgery in the mornings with a cut off time of 10.00am and half of the evening appointments are pre-book able with the other half being released on the day. Minor surgery and IUCD insertions are currently only performed at Aylesham. However, nurse-led diabetes, respiratory clinics, contraceptive implants and childhood immunisation are available at both sites. Generally there are few visits on either site. Most patients, including the elderly, manage to see the GP in the surgery. Most of the few patients who do require a visit live within a short distance from either surgery.