Services We Provide
One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.
Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.
We offer pre-bookable flu and pneumonia appointments from 1st October 2019.
A comprehensive series of sessions run by a fully trained Midwife, aimed at providing all the information required to the parents to be. Please contact reception for further details.
For those diagnosed as suffering with asthma. This is done by appointment. Please contact reception for more details.
Cervical smears are aimed at detecting cancer of the cervix at a stage at which it is treatable. Women between the ages of 25 and 64 are offered cervical screening at intervals defined nationally.
Women are invited by Public Health to make an appointment with the nurse. (Age 65+ - for women who have not been screened since age 50 or have had recent abnormal tests.
Women aged 65 or over who have had 3 consecutive negative smears are taken out of the recall programme.)
Child Health Surveillance
Currently the GP performs an assessment at approximately 8 weeks. Health visitors carry out other opportunistic screening and also assess children at 12-14 months.
It is hoped that health visitors/allied staff will have access to children in nurseries or playgroups at 2-3 years of age, to liaise with staff there and assess their progress.
For those patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an annual review and spirometry (lung function test) is carried out by our specialist nurses. Advice is given and inhalers discussed to help patients lead as normal a life as possible.
For patients diagnosed as suffering with diabetes. Regular checks are carried out by our nurses and health care assistants, and an annual check is done by one of our Specialist Practitioners, Pauline Royer or Sarah Gardner, who have a special interest in long term condition management.
Patients will be invited in for this check on or around their birthday month, but if you have not had a regular check please contact reception to arrange an appointment.
Foot Care For The Elderly
This clinic is a specialised service to treat a range of foot problems.
Clinics are held at the surgery twice per month. Referral is via your GP.
Routine screening mammography for women between the ages of 50 and 70 is available in the Maidstone district. Invitations will be sent to all eligible women by the Kent Health Authorities Support Agency.
A minor surgery service is provided by Drs Taylor and Reed at the surgery and operations are usually performed on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
They can see patients both from Len Valley Practice and take referrals from other practices in the area. See your GP for a referral.
A clinic is held from 1.30 to 3pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Harrietsham surgery.
This service is run by Kent Community Health Trust. The practice works closely with the district nurse team and refers patients to them as necessary. For any routine enquiries, please contact the practice in the first instance.
This service uses First Point Contact meaning it can be self-requested, without having to see a GP. Alternatively, the patient may be redirected to the Physio when appriopriate. At first you will be contacted via telephone triage and then booked in for a face to face appointment if necessary.
Toenail Cutting Service (Age UK)
This is a private service for patients aged 50 and over and is provided at both Lenham and Harrietsham surgeries.
Domiciliary visits can also be arranged.
Clients should book direct by phoning: 01622 753618.
Book an appointment to see the nurse and bring your itinerary so that she can check it against vaccine records and plan your vaccination schedule. She can give you all types of vaccines.
Payment is required in advance.
If you are going on holiday and require vaccinations please fill in the online form
Family Planning Service
Len Valley Practice offers free, confidential advice and information on contraception and sexual health.
Appointments can be used by women, men and young people (including those under 16 years of age).
The Doctors and Nurses will provide a range of services:
- advice about contraception
- combined oral contraception - the progestogen-only pill
- progestogen injections
- free emergency contraception
- advice about sexually transmitted diseases
- cervical screening
- unplanned pregnancy advice, pre-abortion and post-abortion counselling and referral
- pre-conception advice and fertility awareness information
- fitting and checking of caps, diaphragms and coils
- advice and insertion of the hormonal coil as well as implant fitting and retrieval
We can also offer advice, counselling and referral regarding more permanent methods of contraception such as female sterilisation and vasectomy.
Non NHS Services
The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges have existed since 1951 and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged.