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If you haven't registered for this service, please contact reception who will provide you with further details
Welcome to Oaklands Health Centre
Oaklands Health Centre is a large GP practice serving Hythe and the surrounding area. We are housed in a purpose built medical centre and have a clinical team consisting of 7 GPs, 4 Nurse practitioners, 1 Practice Nurse and 3 Health Care Assistants. Parking is available at the rear of the surgery for two disabled badge holders at a time as well as off-street parking on nearby roads.
We have invested considerable time in updating our online services and clinical systems to make interactions with the surgery quicker and easier for you. These online services include booking of appointments, online consultations with the clinical team, repeat prescription requests and electronic prescriptions sent to your nominated pharmacy. We encourage our patients to register with these services as it is far more convenient and saves time compared to traditional methods of phoning or visiting the surgery.
Feel free to explore our website to familiarise yourselves with our services. The menu bar at the top has detailed information about our GP services including latest news, staff and contact details. The links at the bottom of the website provides further information including our CQC report, local hospital services and useful contacts.
We hope you find all the information helpful - please feedback to us if you have any suggestions on improving our website.
NHS Health Education - Practice Accreditation
Oaklands Health Centre has been accredited as being suitable for the training of Foundation Year 2 (FY2) doctors by NHS Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex.
These Qualifed doctors are gaining experience of General Practice before finalising their career specialty pathway. These doctors will have slightly longer consultation times.
This means the practice and doctors have acheived a number of standards which have been assessed by Health Education England working across Kent, surrey and Sussex acting on behalf of the General Medical Council (GMC).
If you prefer to see one of our regular GPs and not see an FY2 please let the reception/admin staff know.
Sometimes other doctors and NHS professionals are trained and supported in the practice: this may include student nurses, pharmacists or physicians associates as well as doctors who are training to be GPs. We hope that you will support us with this trainign of our NHS colleagues.
SURGERY UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017
From Monday 30th October we have changed our appointment system to "Book on the Day"
Dr Mathibalasingham Chandrakumar will also be joining the practice as a Partner on 1st August 2017. He too will be working three days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. This position will be in addition to Dr Chandrakumar’s role as principle Doctor in his own practice Sun Lane Surgery.
Dr Emma Harvey will be returning from maternity leave in October. She will be working Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The surgery has been contacted by a number of patients who remain registered to GPs who have left the practice. Please be assured the clinical team at the surgery will be able to provide you with continued care until you are assigned to a GP.
In order to ensure equity of patients amongst the surgery Doctors, we will be reviewing our patient list and transferring both Dr Moffat’s and Dr Immelman’s patients to a named GP early Autumn.
Notice regarding Dr Immelman
Dr Immelman who has been with our surgery for a long time has decided to leave our practice to pursue other interests in medicine. He will be leaving us in mid-June 2017. Please see his message below;
“After 18 years as a GP in Hythe, I have made the difficult decision to leave Oaklands and pursue other career options. Emotions are a mix of sadness to leave after such a long period, but also anticipation of doing something different. I have always felt very privileged to have been a GP in Hythe and leave with wonderful lifelong memories of patients and colleagues alike. I wish everyone at Oaklands all the best for the future”.
Dr Rob Immelman
I am sure you will join the practice in thanking him for his hard work and commitment to his patients and to the surgery. Good Luck Doctor - we will miss you!
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(Site updated 13/11/2017)