Important News About Your Personal Medical Information - Care.Data extract
We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) for the care.data extract. This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The Practice has NO choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, individual patients can instruct their Practice to stop the transfer of their data. For more information on the reasons for this data extract and how to opt out of sending your confidential information please see our care.data page or visit NHS Choices - Sharing your data with the NHS
You should also be aware of the Summary Care Record system which will affect patients in this surgery in the coming months. For more information about the Summary Care Record and how to opt-out of having a record created please see our Summary Care Record page.
Patient Access - if you would like to book appointments and request medication online you can now register for our Patient Access service. You will need to show photo ID at reception to get your unique registration codes and then go to the Patient Access website to complete your registration and start viewing your online record. Or you can pre-register online to book a GP appointment and then show ID next time your come to the surgery to get full access to your record. You can also download the free Patient Access app for iOS (iPhone) or Android phones or tablets to keep track of your upcoming appointments and request repeat medication online with direct access to your online medical record.
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Welcome to Cossington House Surgery
Our Surgery has been providing the highest standard of healthcare for the community in and around Canterbury since 1969. It is as committed as ever to all its patients and the continuation of a strong NHS. We currently have five GPs, two Registrars and three nurses, all with specialist medical interests in addition to their normal roles. Amongst others they include diabetes, dermatology, psychology, sexual health, minor surgery and sports medicine. Our practice is also proud of its reputation as an exceptional Training practice for Registrars training to become GPs. Always delighted to welcome new patients (as well as our existing ones), please pop in and speak to our team of friendly receptionists.
Are you an existing resident or new to the area and interested in joining our practice? We would be happy to help you, just contact the surgery. To register with the surgery, please ask at recepiton for a registration form and health questionnaire or download our online registration form. If you would like a New Patient Health Check with your new GP please ask about making an appointment when you return your forms.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed.
Please note that we have a selection of pre-bookable appointments available for each clinic. If you would like a routine appointment at a particular time or with your usual doctor please phone reception to book a convenient appointment. If you need urgent attention we will always offer you a consultation with a doctor in person or via telephone within 48 hours, please note that urgent appointments may not be with your usual doctor. Our doctors are happy to speak to you over the telephone if your problem does not require a physical examination, please ring us and ask to book a telephone appointment - the doctor will then call you back during surgery hours. Routine GP appointments, including evening surgeries, now available to book online
We also offer two evening surgeries a week - see times and dates of upcoming evening surgeries - all appointments for our evening surgeries can be booked in advance so please mention when booking if you would prefer an evening appointment.
All surgeries in the area close for a GP training afternoon once a month - please see the surgery diary for upcoming training afternoon closures.
Access for People With Disabilities
There is a ramp at the front and rear of the building, and the door at the rear of the car park is automatic. The downstairs toilet is designed to take a wheelchair. Doctors who normally have surgeries upstairs are able to consult patients with disabilities in a downstairs room, just let reception know when you book your appointment. If you require any other assistance or any information in alternative formats such as large print or braille please make your GP or reception aware so that we can do our best to provide you with high quality support and care.
Important: We are changing the system for ordering repeat prescriptions Learn More
(Site updated 14/04/2014)