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Welcome to Kinson Road Medical Centre
Kinson Road Medical Centre is run by Dr Andrew Brewer, supported by five associate GPs (Dr Philip Doust, Dr Emma McFarland, Dr Jo Shepherd and Dr Neeta Somani, Dr Robert Whitmey) and has approximately 11,000 patients. Our main surgery is at 440 Kinson Road and our branch surgery is in West Howe. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly practice and aim to provide a high standard of medical care to all our patients as well as a range of services to meet their needs.
When you join the practice, you will be registered with a named GP within the practice but you will be able to see any of the doctors, subject to their availability. If you wish to know which doctor you are registered with please just contact reception, this is also usually shown on any letters we send to you. You may attend either surgery. When making an appointment, just let the receptionist know who you would prefer to see and at which surgery. The receptionists will do their best to accommodate your preferences but, if your preferred doctor is away or his/her surgery is full, you will be offered an appointment with one of the other doctors or the triage nurse. We offer a range of appointments including same-day (this may take the form of a telephone consultation with either a GP or triage nurse and save you having to come to surgery) and advance booking.
19 July 2021 - Although the UK Government has lifted all legal restrictions relating to Covid-19 there are still guidelines for healthcare settings to support patient safety. Social distancing remains in place within the surgery as does the requirement for our clinical team to wear PPE during face to face appointments and all patients must continue to wear masks within the practice.
Due to the confined space and layout of our waiting room as well as to protect vulnerable patients access to the surgery will still be controlled - we can only allow a maximum of 5 patients within the waiting room area at any one time and a one-way system remains in place.
All face to face appointments will be assessed remotely before being bought down to the practice. We will continue to screen and ask questions relating to Covid symptoms.
We are sorry this way of working remains in place and we recognise this can frustrate patients. This isn’t our intention and it our responsibility to ensure we deliver care in as safe a way as possible. The last year and a half has been really challenging and we have had to adapt the way we deliver services.
We have had many staff develop Covid as well as participating in the huge vaccination project. We also know it has been really difficult for the community and we want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we adapt to the pandemic.
Unfortunately, in the last few weeks a minority of patients have demonstrated behaviour towards our staff that is abusive and aggressive, particularly to our reception team. The belief that receptionists block access to appointments is a myth. Appointments are not unlimited and there is exceptional demand at present – they will always do their best to find you an appointment.
All staff at the practice should be able to come to work and carry out their roles in a safe environment. We will take the necessary precautions to protect our staff which may mean withdrawal of access to our services.
We understand there is a lot of worry and anxiety at the moment and we will do all we can to support the community’s health needs, but abuse towards our staff is not tolerated at our practice.
Thank you for your ongoing support – Kinson Road Medical Centre
See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
We are delighted to confirm that following our inspection in January 2018 by the Care Quality Commission Kinson Road Medical Centre has once again been rated ‘GOOD’ in all quality areas checked by the inspectors. We are delighted with the outcome and want to thank our hardworking staff and patients who participated in the inspection, and continue to support us every day.
A copy of the report can be read by clicking the link below
To get this recognition by our regulator encourages us to continue to improve and provide quality services. Thank you again for your ongoing support.
Kinson Road Medical Centre
Thank you to all our patients who took the time to give us feedback on our practice during July 2019. The results have generally been very positive and have included comments such as:
"I was a life-long patient at Durdells Surgery so was very unsure when changing to a new doctors and new staff. We, as a family have been very impressed with every dr we have seen and have been given a genuinely faultless service. Thank you!"
" I've always had very good service at the practice the staff on the reception desk are always pleasant, very helpful, nothing is too much trouble. I can discuss any problems about my health with my doctor as always. I know I'm in very good hands and I get the very best health care."
" This is by far the best surgery I have ever been registered with. Staff are efficient, caring and knowledgeable. It is also possible to get an appointment when you need one rather than after the problem has gone. It is the first surgery in many years where I feel I have been listened to and given information to make a choice. Thank you "
To view the results click on survey results.
We will review all the comments and create an action plan. In the meantime, for your Information:
Online Access is now available, please ask at reception.
For patients who do not wish to receive the Friends and Family texts please let someone know on reception.
Why not take part in our Friends and Family survey? Just tick on the box below. The feedback from 319 patients in February 2020 showed that 243 were extremely likely to recommend our practice to friends and family, 47 were likely to, 7 neither likely nor unlikely, 6 was unlikely to, sadly 12 were extremely unlikely and 5 didn't know.
Please click here to to order repeat prescriptions
As of 1st September 2019, to make processing of prescriptions more secure, all prescriptions will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. If you haven't nominated a pharmacy then it will be sent to Lloyds Pharmacy on Kinson Road. If you would like to change this then please let us know as soon as possible.
Phase 4 information for GP practices - NHS Digital
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 11th March 2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
Patient Online Services
Patient Online Access is a facility for patients to make an appointment (routine and non-urgent), request their repeat medication and view their medical records online. For information read the leaflet below. Should you wish to apply for online services you need to complete the form and return it to the practice. You will then need to collect your registration details and provide some photo ID.
Online Services - Registration Form
Patient Online Access Information Leaflet
Log in to Online Services
Click below to do our Friends and Family test!
(Site updated 20/08/2021)