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Please use this link to for a letter to patients providing information about the merger process.
https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx...

As from 1st April the surgery will no longer accept cash payments.


We would like to provide you with an update about the merger of Devon Road and Braeside Surgeries.  Firstly, after much discussion, we have decided on a name for our joint practice  

- River Darent Medical Group (RDMG) 

The River Darent is common to all villages of our combined catchment area and we felt this was a good representation of our union. 

As a reminder, both branches will remain open but will be operating as one Practice organisation. We have been working strenuously to unify operations, systems, processes and protocols across both sites to ensure the patient journey is the same at both sites. 

You might start to notice changes- from the 2nd April as Doctors begin to work at both branches. You will be offered appointments at either site with all Doctors However, if you wish to be seen by a particular Doctor at a certain site, we will do our best to accommodate this, please make this clear when using eConsult or requesting an eLiteThat being said, you may be seen sooner if you can be flexible about site/clinician.  All clinicians will have access to your medical records at both sites. 

As a merged practice, we will be able to book you in with our new extended range of clinicians - this includes: 

  • Primary Care Paramedics 
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) who can prescribe 
  • First Contact Physiotherapists (FCP) 
  • Physicians Associate (PA) 

Our Patient Navigators in conjunction with the duty GP will triage all eConsults and eLites and ensure you are directed to the most appropriate clinician in the most suitable timeframe. 

Both telephone numbers remain the same and in operation, both with access to the same appointments We hope to have a new River Darent Medical Group website up and running at the beginning of April. 


As of 1st April 2024 Braeside Surgery will be merging with Devon Road Surgery. Whilst we will continue to keep our individual site names, together we will be known as River Darent Medical Group.

With effect from Monday 4th March 2024 Braeside Surgery is changing the way we operate our GP booking system.  We will be using eConsult which is an online consultation tool.

Please see attached our leaflet for guidance on how to use the new system.  We understand this may be a difficult transition and fully appreciate your co-operation.

Please click on the link below

BS Leaflet text PDF.pdf


* MHRA Drug Safety Update*

A warning has been issued that falsified and potentially harmful Ozempic products have been found in the UK. Please ensure you only get your prescription medication from a qualified healthcare professional

Ozempic▼(semaglutide) and Saxenda (liraglutide): vigilance required due to potentially harmful falsified products - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Patient Participation Group - PPG

Would you like to be part of a team that helps improve your GP practice?
We are interested in hearing your views and how you feel we may be able to improve the services we offer you.

Please email reception.farningham@nhs.net for more information.

PPG


Braeside Surgery & Devon Road Merger

Thank you to those who completed our servery. Here are the answers to some of the questions and concerns raised. 

 

Joint Practice Statement


We are currently looking at merging with Devon Road Surgery and would appreciate your feedback.

*Both sites will continue to operate as they do now*

Please follow the link below to complete our patient feedback form.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/28R27TQ


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