Welcome to the Bearsted Medical Practice

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, 4 practice nurses, 4 health care assistants, and a paramedic practitioner. We are an active GP training practice and currently have 2 GP registrars.

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

The surgery will be open as usual until 6.00 p.m. on Friday 22nd December, 2017.  We will then be closed until 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday 27th December, 2017.  For the New Year, we will be open until 6.00 p.m. on Friday 29th December, 2017.  We will then be closed until 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday 2nd January, 2018.  If you have a medical emergency during the time that the surgery is closed, please ring 999.  If you are in need of medical advice during the hours that the surgery is closed, please call 0300 5555252 or 111

Winter 2017/18 Flu Vaccinations

ALL OUR PATIENTS are welcome to book in with one of our HCAs for a free vaccine while we still have supplies available. read more...

No Hepatitis A Vaccine available at the surgery

We are not able to obtain any adult Hepatitis A vaccine at the moment, read more...

Half Day Close – Tuesday 16th January 2018

West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) actively supports developing general practice to improve the care of our patients. read more...

WALK IN AND WAIT CLINIC - 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.

You are able to see a doctor of your choice if that doctor is on duty on the day you come, but please be aware there may be a longer wait if you stipulate a specific choice of doctor.  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's worth 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.