Braeside Surgery, Gorse Hill, Farningham, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0JUTel: 01322 862110
MBBS, MRCEM, MRCGP
Dr Shetty graduated from India in 1998 , and went on to postgraduate rotations in Surgery and Emergency Medicine before realising that a career in General Practice was what satisfied him most . A further rotation thorough General practice training has left him with a keen interest in Musculoskeletal medicine , Paediatrics and Care of the Elderly .
MRCGP (2009), MBChB, DGM
Dr Tan has been a GP in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley area since 2009, having graduated from University of Leicester in 2004. He was the medical director of White Horse Surgery and Walk in Centre until the contract of the walk in centre came to the end in June 2020. His other previous roles include working as GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Substance Misuse Management for Kent Council on Addiction, sessional GP representative in Kent Local Medical Committee, and as a GP tutor at Kings College London. Currently apart from working at Braeside Surgery for 2 days a week, he also acts as the Director of Clinical Services for local GP Federation. He has clinical interests in mental health and elderly care.
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.
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.