The Oaks Partnership has merged with The Cedars Surgery on
13 and 14 November 2023.
Swanley Medical Centre is our new name and we are keeping the names of the three buildings as the historic names – Oaks, Cedars and Hextable. All registered patients have access all of our sites: Hextable Surgery, Oaks Surgery and Cedars Surgery.
The Cedars 26 Swanley Centre Swanley BR8 7AH
The Oaks Nightingale Way, Swanley BR8 7UP
Hextable Surgery 31A Main Road, Hextable BR8 7RB
Most of our nurses are currently working from the Oaks Building, upstairs.
The reason for the merger is so we can share systems and processes across our sites to make the practice more efficient. We are now on one computer system and have access to your medical record from each site.
Our e-consult is open every WEEKDAY from 8am till 6pm.
Patients will see no change to their services other than being able to deal with your queries more quickly.
Important Changes to Car Parking Outside The Practice
Please don’t forget to pay for your parking
Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras in Action in the CCP Car Park.
ANPR Cameras have been fitted in the private CCP Car Park outside the Practice. Please ensure that you pay to park to avoid any fines and take note of the notices displayed by CCP Car Parks.
The Oaks Partnership is not liable for any fines that may be imposed by CCP as a result of not paying for parking.
We operate a flexible appointment system and will triage according to your needs.
We hope you will find the surgery welcoming and helpful. If you have any suggestions for improving the service we offer, please write or speak to the practice manager or your doctor, or complete the feedback form on this website.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.
The average pay for GPs working at the Oaks Partnership in the last financial year was £73,710 before tax and national insurance. This is for 0 full time GPs, 8 part time GPs and 1 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Primary Care Networks
What are Primary Care Networks?
Primary care networks (PCNs) form a key building block of the NHS long-term plan. Bringing general practices together to work at scale has been a policy priority for some years for a range of reasons, including improving the ability of practices to recruit and retain staff; to manage financial and estates pressures; to provide a wider range of services to patients and to more easily integrate with the wider health and care system.
While GP practices have been finding different ways of working together over many years – for example in super-partnerships, federations, clusters and networks – the NHS long-term plan and the new five-year framework for the GP contract, published in January 2019, put a more formal structure around this way of working, but without creating new statutory bodies.
As of the latest PCN sign-up in May 2020, all except a handful of GP practices in England have come together in around 1,250 geographical networks covering populations of approximately 30–50,000 patients. This size is consistent with the size of primary care homes, which exist in many places in the country, but is much smaller than most GP federations.
The Oaks is part of Swanley and Rural Primary Care Network, consisting of the following practices: Oaks, Cedars, Hextable, Devon Road and Braeside.
Friends and Family Survey Results
Our friends and family test results for January are:
68 Very Good
4 Neither Good /Poor
3 Very Poor
1 Don't Know