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Len Valley Practice
Groom Way Lenham Maidstone Kent ME17 2QF
Tel: (01622) 858 341
Fax: Not Applicable
Out of Hours: 111
The next Practice Closure Afternoon will be from 1pm on: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Clinics & Services

Flu Clinics 2018

(Flu season is Sept - Jan)

LENHAM:               TBA
HARRIETSHAM:   TBA

 



 

A comprehensive series of sessions run by a fully trained Midwife, aimed at providing all the information required to the parents to be. Please contact reception for further details.

For those diagnosed as suffering with asthma. This is done by appointment. Please contact reception for more details.

For more information visit Asthma UK


Cervical smears are aimed at detecting cancer of the cervix at a stage at which it is treatable. Women between the ages of 25 and 64 are offered cervical screening at intervals defined nationally. Women are invited by Public Health to make an appointment with the nurse. (Age 65+ - for women who have not been screened since age 50 or have had recent abnormal tests. Women aged 65 or over who have had 3 consecutive negative smears are taken out of the recall programme.)
 

Currently the GP performs an assessment at approximately 8 weeks. Health visitors carry out other opportunistic screening  and also assess children at 12-14 months. It is hoped that health visitors/allied staff will have access to children in nurseries or playgroups at 2-3 years of age, to liaise with staff there and assess their progress.

COPD clinic

For those patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an annual review and spirometry (lung function test) is carried out by our specialist nurses.  Advice is given and inhalers discussed to help patients lead as normal a life as possible.
 

For patients diagnosed as suffering with diabetes. Regular checks are carried out by our nurses and health care assistants, and an annual check is done by one of our Specialist Practitioners, Pauline Royer or Sarah Gardner, who have a special interest in long term condition management. Patients will be invited in for this check on or around their birthday month, but if you have not had a regular check please contact reception to arrange an appointment.

For more information visit Diabetes UK


This clinic is a specialised service to treat a range of foot problems.  
Clinics are held at the surgery twice per month. Referral is via your GP.


 

Routine screening mammography for women between the ages of 50 and 70 is available in the Maidstone district. Invitations will be sent to all eligible women by the Kent Health Authorities Support Agency.

A minor surgery service is provided by Drs Taylor and Reed at the surgery and operations are usually performed on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. They can see patients both from Len Valley Practice and take referrals from other practices in the area. See your GP for a referral.
 

Smoking Cessation

We can refer you to the 'Stop Smoking Service' for help and advice to enable you to give up smoking.
You do not need an appointment for this, just ask at reception and they will make the referral for you.

 

Health Visitor

A clinic is held from 1.30 to 3pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Harrietsham surgery.
 

District Nurses

This service is run by Kent Community Health Trust.  The practice works closely with the district nurse team and refers patients to them as necessary.  For any routine enquiries, please contact the practice in the first instance.
 

Physiotherapy

This is a private service run by Alison Taylor, BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, SRP.  Referral is via the GP or self-referral.
 

Toenail Cutting Service (Age UK)
This is a private service for patients aged 50 and over and is provided at both Lenham and Harrietsham surgeries.
Domiciliary visits can also be arranged.
Clients should book direct by phoning 01622 753618.

Costs:

Clinic Visit £12.20
Home Visit £17.20
Couples Rate £29.40