Afternoon Closure for Staff Training

St Andrews Medical Centre will be closed from 1:00pm on Tuesday 16th July 2024 for staff training. 

The practice will reopen at 8:00am on Wednesday 17th July 2024.

See our out-of-hours information for what to do if you need help when we are closed.

Improved Access Opening Times

You can now see or speak to a GP or other healthcare professional during:

  • weekday evenings between 6.30pm and 8.00pm (some practices offer early morning appointments)
  • Saturdays and Sundays/Bank Holidays

These appointments offered could be:

  • At your registered practice
  • At another local GP practices
  • At another local NHS service - such as a General Practice Hub

What type of appointments will be available?
Evening appointments between 6.30pm to 8pm Monday to Friday will be offered by a practice in your local area. These appointments will be offered by a range of clinical professionals. Some practices in your local area may offer early morning appointments. 

On Saturdays, a clinical professional will be available between 8.00am to 12.00pm at a practice in your local area (times may vary).

Who can book these appointments?
Improved Access appointments are available for all patients in west Kent, regardless of where they are located. This means that patients can be seen by a clinical professional 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year. It will be unlikely that you will be seen by your normal GP and it is likely that you will have to go to a different surgery to your registered practice for these appointments.

How can I book an appointment? 
In order to book these appointments, you contact your surgery via the online request through Anima.

Life Threatening

Call 999 or go to A&E now if:

 
  • you or someone you know needs immediate help
  • you have seriously harmed yourself - for example, by taking a drug overdose

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency.

Find your nearest A&E

Urgent But Not Life Threatening

Visit an urgent care centre if:

 
  • You have an urgent medical issue requiring on the day attention

Find Urgent Care Services

Non-urgent

Use NHS 111 if:

 
  • You need help now, but it's not an emergency

There will be someone to provide you with advice and to direct you to a clinician if it is necessary.

Visit NHS 111 Online

Published: Jul 11, 2024