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 and 4 health care assistants. We are an active GP training practice and currently have 3 GP registrars.

Named GP

All our patients have their own named doctor.  This is the doctor that you are registered with and the reception staff are able to confirm who this is if you ask them or it can be seen on the right hand side of the repeat prescription slip.  Please be aware that you  are still able to see any doctor that you choose to.

NEWS

Half Day Close

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

Protected time has been sent aside for several half days during the year. This time will be used to bring together staff for educational programmes, to take forward clinical initiative, to learn from each other’s experiences and build on best practice.

Our next half day close is on Wednesday February 3rd.  We will shut at 1pm.  If you need emergency treatment please dial 999.  If you are looking for advice, ring 111.

The surgery will re-open as normal at 8.30am the next day.

IMPORTANT – Online prescription and appointment services have changed

In order to order a repeat prescription on line or to book or cancel an appointment, you will need to register for Patient Access.  Please ask reception for a registration form if you wish to use this service.

Walk in and Wait Clinic - this operates every morning between 9am - 10.30am.  No need to ring, just come to reception and book in.

To make a routine appointment with a doctor or nurse during surgery hours, please either telephone or come into the surgery

During 1pm-2pm, the Practice is only open for emergency phonecalls. 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.