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.

Winter 2017 Flu Clinics

ALL OUR PATIENTS are welcome to book in at one of our clinics that we are holding this year.  If, as an 'at risk' patient, you have an appointment with a doctor or nurse, your vaccination can be given at that appointment if we have vaccine available.  Otherwise, Our final Saturday Flu Clinic is on the following date:  4TH NOVEMBER (8.00 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.). THESE ARE ALL BOOKING NOW!!! When anyone is due their Shingles or Pneumonia vaccinations, these will be offered at the same time as the Influenza, but there is no need to book this separately. Parents of children aged 2 or 3, who are eligible to have the nasal flu vaccination will have been written to, and are urged to book without delay!  

No Hepatitis A Vaccine available at the surgery

We are not able to obtain any adult Hepatitis A vaccine at the moment, and our suppliers are not able to give us any idea of when the situation will resolve. Please book in to a private travel vaccination clinic for Hepatitis A vaccines. We are able to do all other travel vaccinations, but not the Hepatitis A.

Half Day Close – Tuesday 7th November

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 Tuesday 7th November 2017.  We will shut at 1pm.  If you need emergency treatment please dial 999. For medical advice, ring 0300 5555252 or 111. The surgery will re-open as normal at 8.30am the next day.

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.