From April 2014, all GP Practices in the UK are required to provide all their patients aged 75 and over with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
You will be informed of your named GP by letter, while this GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support provided by the surgery, you are entitled to see any GP in the practice.
From 1 January 2015, you are also eligible for a free NHS Healthcheck with a Practice Nurse.
This NHS Health Check is a new initiative to improve overall health and wellbeing in the community. Its aim is to improve the care and support given to the over 75’s population. Gillingham Medical Practice is very supportive of the scheme and will provide health checks to improve early diagnosis and health screening.
Home visits or attendance at the surgery will be undertaken by appointment with a Nurse or Health Care Assistant. This will provide assessment and screening of your health and social care issues based on questions and measurements. Following this you will receive personalised advice and if a needed, onward referral or signposting to appropriate support services.
You will be sent an invite to have a Health Check, which you will need to respond to. Once we have received your reply, we will contact you to arrange a convenient time to visit.