About Us

We are a nine doctor practice working from purpose-built premises which we share with other community services staff near the centre of Swanley. We occupy the ground floor and part of the first floor. Our premises are suitable for wheelchair access and the building has a lift to for access to the first floor.

In addition to the doctors, the practice also employs 29 staff comprising a Practice Manager, Business Manager, assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, health care assistants, secretaries, computer and scanner operators, and administrative and reception staff. We work closely with district nurses, health visitors, and midwives, and have a physiotherapist, counsellor and dietician attached to the practice.

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We operate a flexible personal list system and like to see our own patients whenever possible for continuity of care. You will be allocated your named accountable doctor on registration.

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.

Practice Leaflet

Click here to download our Practice Leaflet.

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.

GP Earnings

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. The required disclosure is shown below.

The average pay for GP's working at The Oaks Surgery in the last financial year was £56,391 before tax and national insurance. This is for 8 part time GP's and 2 locum GP's who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earning is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgment about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

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 November are:

26   Very Good

21   Good

3     Neither Good /Poor

1     Poor

0     Very Poor

1     Don't Know