Join the practice
You are very welcome to register with the practice if you live within the practice area. In addition to this, we are now accepting ‘out of area’ patient registrations providing certain criteria is met. To find out more about ‘out of area’ registrations please click here.
REGISTER WITH US
Patients registered at Whitstable Medical Practice will always be allocated a named GP. All patients will be informed of their usual GP at the point of your registration being accepted.
Please contact reception for any further information in regards to registration.
Breakdown of GP/Patient Relationship
If at any time you feel that there is a breakdown of the doctor/patient relationship and you wish to discuss this with someone, please contact the Practice Manager.
The GPs at the Practice appreciate that there may be situations when it might be better for both the patient and the GP if a patient registers with a different doctor. Please do not hesitate to speak to the Supervisor at Reception or the Practice Manager so that arrangements for a transfer can be made.
Requesting a different GP will in no way affect the future care of the patient or the services they receive. However, doctors usually like to be made aware of such requests, so they can reflect on the reasons why the request has been made in order to develop their communication, consultation and clinical skills where necessary.
Change of Address
Please let us know as soon as possible if your address changes.
If you don’t wish to use the online form then drop into the practice and pick up a paper form.
Live within boundary area?
To be immediately eligible to register at the practice you must live within our catchment area. We will however still consider patients outside of our catchment area, subject to certain criteria.
Find your nearest surgery
Whitstable Medical Practice operates from three sites in the local area. We will typically look to register patients with the surgery closest to their home. Our registration team will let you know which surgery you are allocated. All services are available to all patients regardless of where they are registered
Non English Speakers
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: