The surgery will be CLOSED from 12.30 on Tuesday 14th January 2020 for staff training. We will re open the next day at 8:30am. If it is something that cannot wait until we are open please use 111 or in an emergency dial 999.
Our next visit from High Kent hearing for maintenance on your device will be on Monday 27th January 2020 from 14:15 – 15:45 – there is no need to pre book as this is a drop in and wait service. There is no clinic in December.
The practice has been held since 1750. Founded by Mr Thomas Weekes in Eyhorne House in Hollingbourne. He instructed trainee apothecaries and provided care for his patients for 29 years. We are still a training practice for both doctors and medical students. After 200 years the practice moved to Bearsted, initially at “The Limes” on Bearsted Green, and then moving to Yeoman Lane in 1973. The initial premises were built to accommodate 3 doctors. This was extended in 1982 and 1989 to accommodate 5 partners and a trainee GP. We moved into our current surgery premises with 9 consulting rooms in April 2005.
We have eight GP partners either full or part time. We employ a practice manager, 5 practice nurses, 3 health care assistants, and a paramedic practitioner. We are an active GP training practice and currently have 2 GP registrars.
This operates every morning between 9.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. No need to ring, just come to reception and book in (the surgery does not open it’s doors until 8.30 a.m. and we do not recommend arriving earlier than this to queue outside). If you feel unwell and unable to come in to the surgery to register your name on to the walk in list, you are able to ask someone else to do this on your behalf.
On ‘checking in’ at the reception desk for the clinic, you are able to ask for an estimated waiting time. If you are advised that you have time to leave the surgery for a while, please remember to make a receptionist aware of your return!
Waiting times are subject to changes.
To make a routine appointment with a doctor or nurse during surgery hours, please either telephone or come into the surgery. Every Monday, after 2.00 p.m., we release a new week of pre-bookable afternoon appointments for all of the doctors two weeks’ ahead.
During 1pm-2pm, the Practice will remain open for either leaving or collecting prescriptions or correspondence. No doctors will be available at this time, and it will not be possible to make appointments. The telephone will only be open for medical emergencies so please do not ring between these times unless there is an emergency and you need urgent medical advice.
Please note the surgery is closed at weekends and on Public Holidays.