Birchington Medical Centre

Minnis Road, Birchington, Kent, England, CT7 9HQ

 

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10th October 2018
Written by a patient

As a very old man I have more problems than most and I am thankful that I am at Birchington because despite my age the care I receive is excellent and even the much maligned receptionists are helpful.

10th October 2018
Response from Birchington Medical Centre

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. I shall ensure this is shared with the surgery team. Best wishes Hannah Price Practice Manager

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25th September 2018
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I know that our medical centre gets quite a few complaints, but I’d like to say that I’m very impressed with the service I received today, 24 September. I woke at 3am, while we were away from home in an hotel, with sharp pains in my bladder, pain in my hands and wrists and a sore throat. I consulted a pharmacist who said I should see a clinician. As we were driving home early this afternoon, I phoned the surgery and explained the problem, which by now had got worse. I was very impressed that I was fitted in at very short notice to see Dan. He was excellent, and I’ve now got treatment for my condition. My thanks to all concerned for timely, and very necessary, treatment.

2nd October 2018
Response from Birchington Medical Centre

Dear Patient Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I shall of course ensure this is shared with those concerned and the wider team. Thank you again for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Hannah Price Practice Manager

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2nd August 2018
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I have never had a problem with getting an appointment, all staff have been helpful, practice nurse Dan and Barbra are a delight to see. The vampire upstairs Barb, she has always got a smile on her face and always laughing she makes you feel at ease never seen her miserable. Dr. Martin is one in a million she has put my other half right, even rings to see if she is O.K. now and again. Dr. Martin is busy but she finds the time for my other half. Your Nurses are all polite and efficient in there work the ones I have seen over the years anyway and I am sure the ones I have not seen are just as good. The after care is way far beyond what I would expect from the N.H.S. getting check ups and letters asking for blood pressure/ cholesterol and diabetic check up once a year. I feel that I and my other half are so lucky to have such a fantastic medical centre.

8th August 2018
Response from Birchington Medical Centre

Dear Patient Thank you so much for your kind feedback about the team here at BMC. I shall of course ensure this is shared with those concerned and the wider team. We wish you both well, and thank you again for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Hannah Price Practice Manager

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16th July 2018
Written by a patient

Drs and nurses are amazing, if the rude and miserable receptionists allow you to . They decide if you are ill enough to see a doctor , if they decide in their opinion your not they just refuse !!! Horrid and unprofessional

8th August 2018
Response from Birchington Medical Centre

Dear Patient Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment. We always welcome feedback positive or negative to help us improve on our services. Our reception staff are trained to ask questions when taking calls to ascertain how urgent your need is, and, which clinician is best to help you. It may be that you need to see a specialist nurse, or one of our advanced nurse practitioners, or even maybe a query a medical secretary can help you with e.g. chasing a referral, arranging transport, getting an insurance form completed, or chasing test results etc. The receptionists are also asked to take down some history to your problem to inform the clinician before you enter the room, e.g. have you tried any over the counter medication, how long have you had the symptoms etc. They are acting under the doctor's instructions to ensure we can meet demand, and that patient's are seen in a timely and appropriate way. If you would like to discuss this issue or any other problems please do not hesitate to email me at birchingtonmcpm@nhs.net so that I can then look into the matter further for you. I can trace your phone call and listen to the call being triage and identify if there are any training or learning points I need to address. Unfortunately, I cannot look into the matter based on the information you provide above, alone. I hope that you are able to make contact with me and provide more detail so I can look into the matter for you. Kind regards Hannah Price Practice Manager

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11th July 2018
Written by a patient

Poor communication and really poor patient care that’s all had to be said

16th July 2018
Response from Birchington Medical Centre

Dear Patient Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment. I am sorry to read that you feel you had a bad experience from our medical centre. I am also sorry that you felt you could not approach the surgery directly to discuss the issue and provide more detail to myself so I can look into the care and service you received. I always welcome feedback positive or negative to help us improve on our services. If you would like to discuss these issues or any other problems please do not hesitate to email us at birchingtonmcpm@nhs.net so that we can then look into the matter further for you. Kind regards Hannah Price Practice Manager


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