Message from the Practice during this period of bad weather
St Mary’s Medical Centre would like to thank you all for your patience, support and understanding during this period of bad weather.
The staff have braved the conditions and have been in attendance all week and are only too happy to sort out any problems you may encounter.
We appreciate your continuing support. Take care in these treacherous conditions.
St Mary’s Medical Centre
Flu Vaccinations For 2017/2018
Are you eligible for a flu vaccination this year? If so please book an appointment with the practice ASAP as we have our vaccine supplies in stock.
If you are not sure if you are eligible please call our practice and speak to our reception team.
Dr Pancholi is the named accountable GP for all patients
Vicarage Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent ME2 4DG
Appointments Tel: (01634) 291266
Enquiries between 10.00am and 5.00pm only.
Tel: (01634) 291299
Fax: (01634) 295752
The painting above is by Victor Buttress, a former patient of the practice. He kindly donated it to the partners, and it now hangs in the practice waiting room.
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN NOW REGISTER TO ACCESS OUR ON LINE PRESCRIPTION AND APPOINTMENT SERVICE?
You can now access certain sections of your medical record online.
How do you access these services?
Online appointments: where you can book, amend or cancel.
We offer the following appointments at this present time which can be accessed from this service. They are:
- Blood tests with our Health Care Assistant Karen
- Pill checks with our Practice Nurse Debbie
- Pill checks with our Practice Nurse Sacha
How do you access these services?
For both of these services please download and complete the sign up forms below for each service and hand them in to our receptionist.
These will be generated and you will receive information from the practice that will enable you to create a username and password.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
Once you have your login details click on the Vision icon below to login.
Online Appointments Sign Up Form (.doc)
Online Prescriptions Sign Up Form (.doc)
Welcome To The Practice
This website is designed to inform you of the services available from us and to help you make the best use of these services. Should you require further information, please feel free to contact the practice manager, Jackie Wake.
History Of The Practice
In the 1950s the practice was split between two surgery sites - one in Strood and one in Rochester. Increasing traffic density led to the establishment of a two-partner and later a three-partner practice on two sites in Strood: one in Frindsbury Hill next to Williams Pharmacy and the other in Weston Road.
In 1971 the practice moved with other GPs into a purpose-built health centre in Gun Lane. By the 1980s this building had become very overcrowded and in 1990 the four partners acquired the old St Mary’s school site where a purpose-built surgery for five partners was built. The building is a pleasant place to work in and has given us the space to expand with changes in general practice.
As a practice team, we hope to continue to serve the needs of our patients for many years to come.
The Practice Premises
Our tastefully decorated waiting room is fully air-conditioned. On the first floor we have additional consulting rooms which are used by professions allied to general medicine. Over the years new medical equipment including a minor ops couch, a spirometer and a carbon monoxide monitor for use with smoking cessation have been purchased. Our modern computer system means that all medical records are fully computerised. All data is entered onto the system, although correspondence is also filed in manual records. A visual appointment call system is in operation. This is especially helpful for those patients who are hard of hearing and is also used as a way of displaying useful surgery information.
There is a live information screen within the waiting area giving information on the practice, day-to-day issues such as clinic delays, special events.
We use a telephone recording system which allows telephone conversations to be recorded.
Other improvements to the premises include easier access for our disabled patients and the provision of two dedicated car parking spaces.