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Job Vacancy:  Experienced Finance Officer – 4 or 5 days a week

We welcome applications from those with accounting qualifications and a knowledge of VAT, or equivalent relevant experience especially in a health care setting. Accuracy, flexibility and good teamwork are essential for this key role.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start as soon as possible, although the Practice may accommodate a later start date based on individual circumstances.

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 12 November 2021
Interviews:    By mutual agreement

Download Job description (pdf)
Download Application form (pdf)

Please submit your application to:
Mrs Helen Goodman
Practice Manager
Wye Surgery
Oxenturn Road
Wye Ashford TN25 5AY
01233 884585 Ext 2217

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Job Vacancy:   Full Time Receptionist – Monday to Friday, 37.5hrs

A permanent role, working 5 days a week, as part of our reception and admin team.

Knowledge of EMIS web, Microsoft applications and experience in a health care setting would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

General Practice is a demanding and sometimes challenging role, the applicant must be flexible in both the working approach and able to cover holidays and sickness, occasionally working until 8pm.

Closing date: 19 November 2021
Interviews:    25 November 2021

Download Job description (pdf)
Download Application form (pdf)

All enquiries to:
michelle.perry2@nhs.net

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Job Vacancy:   Full Time Receptionist – Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

A permanent role, working 5 days a week, as part of our reception and admin team.

Knowledge of EMIS web, Microsoft applications and experience in a health care setting would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

General Practice is a demanding and sometimes challenging role, the applicant must be flexible in both the working approach and able to cover holidays and sickness, occasionally working until 8pm.

Closing date: 19 November 2021
Interviews:    25 November 2021

Download Job description (pdf)
Download Application form (pdf)

All enquiries to:
michelle.perry2@nhs.net

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Job Vacancy:  Temporary, Full Time Receptionist – working Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm

We have a vacancy for a temporary, full time receptionist to work 5 days a week as part of our team, covering all aspects of reception duties.

  • Full training will be given, but a knowledge of EMIS web, Microsoft PC applications plus experience in a health care setting would be desirable (though not essential).
  • The applicant must be flexible and able to cover holidays and sickness, possibly working until 8.00pm

Closing date: 12 November 2021
Interviews:    19 November 2021

Download Job description (pdf)
Download Application form (pdf)

All enquiries to:
michelle.perry2@nhs.net

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Why are GPs needing to work differently?

We need your support, so we can be here to support you.
GPs, their teams and patients have faced an extremely challenging time during the
COVID-19 pandemic. Despite lockdown measures lifting the pandemic is still not over.
Face-to-face contact has been limited across all NHS services to protect you and keep you safe from the risk of infection.

How we'll be working differently.pdf

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Covid Boosters – Please don’t phone us yet (read more)

We will be putting plans in place over the next week and you will be contacted if you are due for a booster:

  • PLEASE do not phone the practice - we have no further details at present - help us to keep lines open for patients
  • We will update this news page and our website when we know more.

Thank you for your help.

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Covid Delta Variant – New symptoms

Find out more on our Covid-19 Symptoms page.
Experiencing any of these symptoms? Be safe – take a Covid test.

delta variant covid symptoms

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Covid rules to relax - BUT facemasks are still mandatory at Wye Surgery

Although official Covid restrictions have been relaxed, Wye Surgery is continuing with Covid-safe precautions as part of our duty of care to staff and vulnerable patients and to help minimise the spread of infection.
 
Please continue to wear facemasks inside Wye Surgery.

Why our continued caution?

  • The threat of Covid has not gone away.
  • Double vaccination offers excellent protection against Covid hospitalisation or death, but it does not stop you catching or spreading Covid – so you are still potentially a risk to others
  • The higher the infection rate, the more chance of new Covid variants emerging.
  • Minimising infection rates helps us to continue delivering routine care for our patients, including the elderly and vulnerable whilst also reducing the risk of unnecessary ICU admissions and Covid deaths.

We hope our careful approach will give all patients the confidence to seek medical care at Wye Surgery without delaying.

Thank you for co-operating.

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Important changes to our COVID vaccination booking programme

There have recently been some important changes, including:

  • Booking system – You must book both jabs at once, via the National Booking system
  • Our Vaccination Clinics – Are now held at Musgrove Park Surgery (Ashford Stour PCN)

 
View full details

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Vaccine passport update

‘Proof of vaccination’ documents have not yet been developed by the Government. We CANNOT offer you any proof of vaccination at the current time. As soon as more information becomes available to GPs, we will share it with you.

In the meantime - Please DO NOT ask us for a vaccination passport or letter to prove you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Thank You.

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AstraZeneca vaccine - no cause for alarm (read more)

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said there is no evidence the vaccine had caused problems.
 
You should still go and get vaccinated when asked to do so.
 
"Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine have now been administered across the UK," said Phil Bryan of the MHRA.
 
Read full statement at gov.uk.

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IMPORTANT - Do we have your right phone number?

If you think we may have an old number for you please let us know as soon as possible. When contacting patients for their Covid Vaccinations we’ve found that quite a few numbers are no longer valid, which is causing worrying delays.

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New Urgent Treatment Centres open in East Kent

Wye Surgery's Minor Injury Service closed on 31 October (along with those at other local GP practices and the rural weekend service at Hamstreet, Tenterden, Woodchurch and Charing surgeries), following a change in national NHS policy.
 
These services have been replaced by new GP-led, Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) across East Kent - including one at Ashford Hospital 
that’s open 24hrs a day, every day of the year including bank holidays.

Because UTCs offer such a comprehensive service, they aim to take the pressure off Hospital Emergency Depts, freeing them up to diagnose and treat acutely unwell patients and those with potentially life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

Find out more
Visit our UTC web page (for details of local UTCs)
NHS - About UTCs (watch the video)
NHS – When to visit an UTC

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