Dorothy AvenueCranbrookKent, TN17 3AYTel: 01580 713622
We aim to provide a personal service. Appointments may be requested with either Dr Dineli Charlesworth or Dr Justin Charlesworth, but if urgent, this may not be possible. All new patients are asked to complete a medical questionnaire and are offered a health check if they are on medication or have health issues.
We provide comprehensive medical care (including chronic disease management, contraception, maternity, child health and immunisations ). Additional services include:
We offer a full range of services, including the fitting of implants and coils. Please see our practice nurse to discuss.
If you are registered with another practice and the coils and implant services are not available, you can now register with us for Long Acting Reversable Contraception only. Please click on the New Patients Tab, and download a registration form. Please complete this and return to the practice in order to arrange an appointment for you.
It is necessary to see Dr Justin Charlesworth before booking an appointment.
Run by the practice nurse.
Private health insurance forms, holiday cancellation and other reports or examinations that are not part of our NHS contract, will incur a charge. The charge depends on how much time the Dr has to spend on it. As an example most holiday cancellation forms will be £20-£40. Medicals cost approximately £60-£100. Our hourly rate for private work is £150/hour +VAT.
We do not do letters to cover illness during exams or absence from school.
We ask for payment prior to completion.
Our main work is for the NHS and for this reason private work has to be done out of hours. It can take up to 10 working days to complete although we will always try to be helpful.
As an important safeguard against abuse, one of the requirements to validly make a lasting power of attorney is for the document to be signed by an independent person who can confirm that the person (‘the donor’) making the power:
The choice of a suitable certificate provider is a personal and important decision.
There are two types of certificate provider:
The advantage of having a knowledge based certificate provider is that they are unlikely to charge you for this. However, if challenged, they could be called to the Court of Protection to justify their opinion. They would need to show to the Court that they know how to assess capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. If the challenge were successful the LPA would not be valid. A skills based certificate provider would usually charge, but would be expected to have higher skills and expertise than the knowledge based adviser.
As you can see a certificate provider can be someone that has known you well for at least 2 years and does not NEED to be the GP.
While we want to help our patients in any way our responsibility is to your health needs. This work therefore needs to be done outside of our NHS commitments and so there is a charge.
The charge to be certificate provider for lasting power of attorney is £100+VAT. [payable in advance]. If during the interview the GP feels that the donor does not have capacity there will still be a charge of £50+VAT although the certificate will in that case not be able to be completed.
If you normally receive a flu vaccination, please ring and book an appointment with reception.
We are immunising all the usual groups, please look at the link below to see whether you are eligible. It is important we immunise the most at risk groups and some years our supply does run out so please only attend if you are in one of these groups.
We will need access to your upper arm so please dress accordingly.
Click here to find out who should have a flu vaccination and why.
You are at increased risk from the effects of flu if you are pregnant or have one of the following conditions:
You should consider a flu vaccination if you have any of the conditions above or are:
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