Old Parsonage Surgery Newsletter
A Warm Introduction to our Surgery and Team
Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter!
We are excited to share insights about Old Parsonage Surgery and our dedicated multidisciplinary team. Being a small surgery, of which caters to around 3,800 patients, we believe in comprehensive and compassionate care, and pride ourselves on our commitment to putting patients first.
Our team consists of various healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, as well as administrative staff, such as receptionists and secretaries. Collectively, we are here to ensure your well-being is our top priority.
Latest Practice News
We have recently renovated our surgery and did this with both patients and staff in mind. This refurbishment has resulted in the addition of a quieter waiting room for patients who might need it, as well as a dedicated staff room and kitchen to provide colleagues a break.
We have also recently dispatched text message notifications to patients due for their annual health check-ups related to long-term conditions. If you have received a message, please kindly get in touch with the surgery to schedule your appointment.
Over the festive period, the surgery will be closed on:
- Monday 25th December 2023
- Tuesday 26th December 2023
- Monday 1st January 2024
As a practice we are committed to improving our quality of care.
If you feel dissatisfied with our service, please contact the surgery.
All complaints are acknowledged by our practice manager.
Movember - Men’s Health Awareness Month
The Movember Foundation is responsible for thousands of moustaches on men’s faces in the UK and around the world this month.
The aim of their campaign is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically tackling mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world. UK projects include The Ironman Registry, which seeks to understand clinical outcomes for men with prostate cancer, and Togetherall, a community providing online support and access to local health resources.
Wellbeing Walks In Our Local Area
Ramblers Wellbeing Walks provides sociable walking groups in the borough of Tunbridge Wells.
Upcoming walks include:
- Tuesday 21st November 2023 9am - Angley Wood, Cranbrook
- Tuesday 28th November 2023 9:30am - Swifts Park and Buckhurst Farm, Cranbrook
- Tuesday 5th December 2023 9:30am - Barnett’s and Comfort’s Wood, Cranbrook
All walks are subject to change.
You can order repeat prescriptions through the following methods:
- Via the NHS App
- Using Online Patient Access
- Completing our online form on our website
- Ticking your prescription duplicate page and handing it into the surgery
We ask you to please allow 72 hours before collecting from the pharmacy.
Patient Participation Group
We now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG).
This is a group of patients at the surgery who provide constructive feedback to the Practice, so we can gain your views and thus improve our services.
If you are interested in joining our PPG, please sign up to the patient group
- Social Services, Tunbridge Wells: 01892 515045
- Goudhurst Pharmacy: 01580 211245
- Tunbridge Wells Hospital: 01892 823535
- Age UK: 01892 522591
- Maidstone Hospital: 01622 729000
- Mind: 03001 233393
- Samaritans: 116 123
- NHS Out Of Hours: 111
Published: Nov 17, 2023
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