Join the practice
Prospective patients moving into our area may wish to apply to register with the practice. To do this, please complete our registration forms available from our reception areas and once completed return them to the practice. You will need to bring with you some form or photographic proof of identity, such as your passport or driving licence. We will also need to see proof of residency; this could be a recent (within three months) bank statement or utility bill.
For further information on how to register with a GP in the UK please contact NHSEngland on 0300 311 22 33 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area. Type your post code into the search below to find out whether you're within our boundries area.
If you live in our Penshurst catchment area and would like to register with the practice, you will need to complete a Registration Form. These can be downloaded below or you can pick one up from Reception at the Surgery. You will also need two forms of ID – one a photo ID and the other giving a proof of address.
Once this process has been completed we will be able to register you as a permanent patient.
You can then book a ‘New Patient Check’ appointment with Helen Craddock; our Healthcare Assistant.
On joining the practice list you will be allocated a named doctor. We would encourage you to see this Doctor wherever possible, as we believe that continuity of care is helpful to both you and your Doctor.
If you wish to subsequently change to another Doctor, this is normally possible on discussion with the practice manager.
Once registered you will be able to attend either of our surgeries, Tonbridge or Penshurst.
Your Named GP
The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.
We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
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: