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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 patientupdates@kims.org.uk

Request an appointment 01732 775 800

Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system and the diseases that can arise as a result of hormone dysfunction. The Endocrinologists at Sevenoaks Medical Centre specialise in the diagnosis and management of common endocrine disorders. These include disorders, which affect growth, metabolism, lipoprotein and weight.

ENDOCRINOLOGY SERVICES

The Endocrinology service utilises dynamic testing and has access to a full suite of services, including:

  • Diabetic nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Specialist podiatrists
  • Access to the latest technologies, including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring

Treatments for endocrine disorders can include hormone replacement therapy, which can deal with issues caused during menopause or caused as a result of hormone deficiency. With regards to problems with glands or cancers of the endocrine system, the consultants can also refer patients for endocrine surgery if necessary.

Sevenoaks Medical Centre specialises in the treatment of diabetes and takes a multidisciplinary approach to the management of the condition.

Working with nursing teams and consultants, we can advise a patient on dietary considerations. We can also arrange check-ups with consultants and podiatrists to help monitor and assist with blood sugar control.

We also provide our patients with information about, and access to, cutting-edge technologies for managing all forms of diabetes. This includes the latest models of insulin pumps, which provide a steady supply of insulin to the body. And continuous glucose monitors, which allow blood-sugar readings to be taken conveniently and without the use of traditional lancets.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

  • We aim for same or next day appointments, with highly qualified consultants, who use our diagnostic facilities to achieve a diagnosis and give our patients the right course of treatment quickly.
  • Our state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities allow us to assess and diagnose hormone dysfunctions and help our consultants advise on the best course of treatment.
  • The care you receive is designed to help and support in building a solid foundation for the management of a patient’s diabetes. This is tailored to their specific needs and aims to achieve to the best possible outcomes for them.

To learn more about the Endocrinology Services at Sevenoaks Medical Centre, or to arrange an appointment with one of our consultants, call 01732 775 800 or use our online appointment request form.