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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


At Sevenoaks Medical Centre, our rheumatology services cover the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of all conditions that affect joints, bones, muscles and tendons.

The conditions we are able to assist with include:

  • Shoulder stiffness or knee discomfort following a sporting injury or unusual exercise
  • Lower back pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Generalised stiffness
  • Inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disease
  • Osteoporosis

Whatever the condition, it has become clear that earlier diagnosis and treatment can greatly improve the outcome of treatment.


It is now possible to get expert private medical care in Kent without needing to visit London. Allowing a more convenient route to treatment without the need to commute.

We believe that a quicker diagnosis enables a quicker start to treatment, which can aid in achieving a full recovery. To that end, we aim for appointments within a few days in order for you to meet with a consultant.

From there the dedicated consultants and expert staff, including diagnostic technicians and physiotherapists, will plan out the best course of treatment, tailored to your specific needs and goals. Utilising the latest advances in the field of rheumatology, we aim to bring the best possible outcome, a life free from pain and discomfort brought by successful treatment and effective pain management.

If you require any additional information about our rheumatology services or would like to book an appointment with a consultant, please call 01732 775 800 or use our online booking form.