Braeside Surgery, Gorse Hill, Farningham, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0JUTel: 01322 862110
MRCGP, MRCP, DRCOG, MB ChB, BSc - Partner, part-time
Dr Jane Lindsay graduated from Edinburgh University in 1990 and has come to work in Kent via Newcastle, London and Toronto. Dr Lindsay divides her time between two fulfilling careers, general practice and looking after her two children. She has special interests in family planning, women’s health, headaches and haematology.
MRCP, DCH, MBBS - Partner, full-time
Dr Tahmassebi qualified from Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School in 1987. She has worked as a partner throughout London and Kent since 1997. Her particular interest include paediatrics, women health and diabetes.
Dr Ellul qualified from King's College medical school in 2012. Before moving into General Practice, he spent 4 years in a range of hospital posts (accident & emergency, intensive care, general medicine, psychiatry, care of the elderly, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children
Julie is fully qualified as a nurse practitioner. She can assess, manage, prescribe for and evaluate a number of minor illnesses.
Julie is available at the surgery from Monday to Thursday. She can be seen by appointment for general advice, dressings, injections, removal of stitches, blood pressure checks, ear syringing, immunisations and advice for foreign travel. Julie also sees patients for minor illnesses, injuries and other advice. She has a special interest in Asthma, COPD and Diabetes.
Our highly qualified practice nurses treat minor ailments and injuries, assist in minor surgical procedures, dress wounds, remove stitches, syringe ears, give injections, take cervical smears, take blood tests, give health advice, provide contraceptive advice, follow the practice's hypertension protocol when dealing with patients with high blood pressure and perform spirometry tests to confirm/diagnose COPD. They also run well person, asthma and diabetic clinics, as well as assisting the doctors in performing registration medicals and ECG's. They are available from 08.45 to 11.45 and from 16:30 to 18:30.
Our HCA’s/phlebotomists will take blood tests as requested by your doctor, conduct NHS Health Checks and Smoking Cessation Clinics. The HCAs continue to increase their skills to help with diagnostic tests (ECGs, 24 hour BP etc.) usually conducted by the Practice Nurses. The phlebotomy clinics are held three times a week, by appointment only, on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings. The bloods are sent to the hospital for testing and results are normally known within 24-48 hours. However we ask that you allow time for your doctor to read the results which they do daily. We are able to test INR for anticoagulation monitoring on specialist equipment here at the surgery. Please ask at reception for an appointment.
Anne is available to help with any non-medical problems and is responsible for the smooth running of the surgery. If you have any suggestions or complaints regarding the services offered by the surgery, please ask for an appointment to see Anne who will be happy to discuss them with you.
Assistant Practice Manager
Our front line practice staff are trained to help you. Their job is often difficult and demanding; having to deal with patients and doctors at the same time. They have a lot of information at their finger tips and a brief explanation of your problem can enable them to suggest the right person for advice or to offer the most suitable appointment. All staff have the utmost respect for our patients and their needs and we ask that this is reciprocated by recognising the challenges that the staff face on a daily basis in providing a robust service. The rules of confidentiality apply to all practice staff and any concerns should be reported to the Practice Manager.
Our Midwife, Carol Wilson, works with the doctors to care for mothers before, during and after delivery and can be contacted by telephone on 01322 428753 at Darent Valley Hospital Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 16:45 or alternatively by leaving a message here at the surgery for her to call. Carol holds a clinic at the Childrens Centre at West Kingsdown on Thursday afternoons from 1pm.
The community nurses can visit the housebound for dressings, general nursing care, blood tests and advice. The nurses can be contacted on the patient line 03001234449 or by leaving a message with the receptionist who will be able to help you receive support from the service.
Our team of Health Visitors are available to discuss any problems affecting your child's health. The team are based at New Ash Green and can be reached by telephoning01474 872577 to request an appointment at the surgery or at your home. Child health clinics are held at 1pm on the 1st and 4th Wednesday of the month at the surgery.
Children and Young People
Swanley Health Visiting Team
The Oaks Child Health Clinic
Kent BR8 7UP Tel: 0300 123 3168
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