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Government Advice

The Government has issued the following instructions:

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

If you have symptoms

  • Stay at home if you have a high temperature (37.8 or above) or a new, continuous cough
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
  • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home

How long to stay at home

  • If you have symptoms, you should self-isolate and not leave your house for 7 days or until your symptoms are gone
  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible. Use the NHS 111 online service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

If you have an upcoming appointment with us

If you have any queries related to an upcoming appointment you can reach our team by calling 01622 538153 or emailing

Request an appointment 01732 775 800

CT Scan

Computed tomography or CT Scanning is a procedure that uses X-rays and computer programmes to construct a series of images of the body, in either 2D or 3D for diagnostic purposes.

CT scans are capable of analysing different types of body tissue, including lung, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels. They can be carried out on any part of the body.

The expert radiologists at Sevenoaks Medical Centre use these scans to help in the diagnosis of:

  • Heart disease
  • Vascular diseases
  • Muscular and joint injuries
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Cancers


With rapid scanning capabilities and less radiation exposure time, we enable fast diagnosis and keep patient radiation dose levels to a minimum.

Our Diagnostic Department covers the full body, orthopaedic and neurological scans, including specialised examinations, such as:

Coronary calcium scoring

Calcium scoring looks for calcification in the coronary arteries, which is then tracked and recorded. The CT scan is used to measure and detect calcified plaque in the walls of the coronary arteries. If calcium is detected, the results are assessed using a database of over 25,000 individuals. The results are plotted against a patient’s peers, based on age and gender. This helps to assess the relative risk and potential of the hardening of the artery walls, known as atherosclerosis.

Virtual (CT) colonography

Virtual colonography is less invasive than a conventional colonoscopy and can be performed on an outpatient basis. This procedure allows for the examination of the large bowel (colon) and surrounding area. We do this to look for the polyps and lesions that could be signs of bowel cancer. Using data from the CT scan and specialist software, we produce a virtual ‘3D fly-through’ visualisation of the colon, and collect information from other organs within the abdomen to assist with diagnosis. Special dietary preparation is necessary for this procedure.


  • Our diagnostic services aim to deliver results within 48 hours of a procedure taking place. We understand that a medical condition can be stressful and aim to see patients on the same day they contact us or the next day, if possible.
  • The specialist radiographers provide detailed information on your procedure to our consultants. Improved information gathering enables consultants to make more accurate diagnosis and suggest the most effective forms of treatment.
  • Utilising high-end diagnostic technology, we are able to carry out faster, non-invasive procedures and provide faster more accurate diagnosis.
  • Our CT scanning technology allows us to tailor our care to a patient’s specific needs and recommend treatment and recovery plans, based on their individual requirements.
  • Our diagnostic services lead to a more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, which in turns leads to more successful recovery for our patients.

To find out more about our CT scanning technology, or to arrange an appointment, please call 01732 775 800 or use our online appointment request form.