Additional Healthcare Services

Whitstable Medical Practice is striving to bring as many clinics as possible into the community. By setting up these clinics we have provided NHS services to patients providing care closer to home with shorter waits at less cost to the NHS. We hope that this in turn means a better patient experience.

Your GP may refer you to these clinics in the usual way. This is to make sure you are aware that they are available at Estuary View Medical Centre.

You may elect to access these clinics when booking your out-patient appointment through the national e-referral system.

additional healthcare services


Long Term Conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiology
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Dementia

Urgent Care:

  • Practice based Level 3 Minor Injury Unit
  • Fracture Clinic
  • DVT Service
  • Co-loacated ambulance response base
  • Co-located community pharmacy


  • Echocardiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital X-Ray

Consultant-led outpatient clinics:

  • Cardiology (tertiary)
  • Cardiology (secondary)
  • Gynaecology x2
  • Urology
  • Dermatology
  • Hand, Wrist & Forearm

GPSI/Specialist Clinics:

  • Insulin Initiation
  • Prostate Clinic
  • Warfarin Clinic
  • Cardiology OPD
  • Dermatology OPD
  • Epilepsy OPD
  • Cardiology
  • Surgery in Primary Care (SIPC)
  • Hearing Aid Clinic
  • Local Steroid Injection Service

Screening Services:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Guy’s Genetic Screening
  • Paula Carr Retinal Photography service for Diabetes

Day Surgery:

  • Dermatological Surgery
  • Cataract Day Surgery


  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Physiotherapy

Enhanced rehabilitation & intermediate care:

  • Community Hospital – (coming soon)
  • Teaching Nursing Home – (coming soon)
  • Extra care facility with day centre – (coming soon)

Declaration of the potential for a conflict of interest

The doctors in the Whitstable Medical Practice, in common with all other General Practitioners in the United Kingdom, are bound by the General Medical Council Code of Conduct entitled “Good Medical Practice”. Our over-riding professional duty to you, our patients, is to place your clinical interests first. You can be assured that any treatment proposed or any referral made is done because we believe it is the best course of action for your healthcare.