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Temporary Closure of New Patient Registrations

In effect from 3rd June 2024 until September 2024

As of 3rd June 2024 immediate effect and until September 2024, the practice is not accepting new patient registrations. This is due to our current patient numbers which we have had to cap while we are waiting for a new full-time GP Partner to join the practice in September 2024.

By doing this, we are ensuring that the care of our existing patients is safe and not compromised and that we can safely meet all the demands of consultations with due regard to the well-being of our GP’s and staff as well as patients. We are able to do this on an informal basis under Regulation 171 of our GMS contract with Kent & Medway Integrated Commissioning Board.

We will continue to accept new babies (provided the family are already registered with the practice), students retuning to the family home, and anyone joining the same household. Patients entering a Care/Nursing Home for which we are responsible will also be accepted.

Any visiting relative or friend at the same address as an existing patient may also be treated for an acute illness as a temporary patient. This is no intention for discrimination of any kind to any party making an application.

If you have just moved into the area, please use Find a GP service to find a practice that is accepting patients or contact the Primary Care team at Kent & Medway Integrated Commissioning Board for allocation to a practice’s list – 01634 335095 option 6.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Mr Ravi Iyer Practice Manager On Behalf of the GP Partners 


Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Download the temporary registration 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.