Join the practice

Due to difficulties recruiting an adequate number of doctors we are currently not taking on any new patients unless the following criteria apply:-

  •  An immediate family member of a registered patient permanently living in the UK at the same address
  • A new born baby of a registered patient permanently living in the UK at the same address
  • An individual requiring emergency treatment within 24 hours who may not be registered with a GP Practice in Kent and Medway or an individual requiring urgent immediate medical attention that present at reception
  • Care Home Patients

Our aim is to provide high quality care in a safe environment thus the decision to restrict patient registrations by introduction of this policy.

If you do not meet the above criteria please either follow this link Find a GP Practice or contact the Patient Allocations Team on 01634 335095 option 6, who will allocate you a GP Practice.

Our catchment area includes all of postcodes TN9 and TN10, and parts of TN11. If you wish to register, please check you live within our Practice Area and bring your medical cards (if you have them) to the reception desk.

If you are already living in the practice area and are registered with another practice you may be asked to see a doctor before being accepted as a patient.

Our staff will assist you in completing the registration process. If you cannot find your medical cards then you will need to fill in a registration form giving details of your previous GP so we can trace your records along with a medical questionnaire.

We operate an “open list" system. This means that although you will be registered with the practice rather than a particular doctor, you can state a preference to see one doctor in the partnership and this will be recorded as your usual doctor. 

 

Registration

You may print off a registration form and patient questionnaire, fill it in and bring it in with with you on your first visit to the practice. 

Please bring proof of address and photo ID when you register. 

If you do not have ID or proof of address please speak to us, you will not be turned away. 

For more information about this please go to NHS.uk webpage.

Please click on one of the below items to be taken to the appropriate form. 

Permanent Registration Form 

Temporary Registration Form 

Patient Questionaire 

Online Access Form 

Your Named GP

The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.

We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.

You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.

 

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Non English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

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