Join the practice
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
To register with us - Please complete a Registration form and new patient questionnaire which can be obtained from reception or download them from the links below to complete at home and bring with you
Upon application you will need to provide us with two satisfactory forms of identification, one must be photographic, such as a passport or driving licence, and the other a proof of address such as a utility bill, which must be less than 6 months old.
As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a consultation with the doctor.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
Your Named GP
Dr Colin-Jones departure
We understand that patients have been advised to see various doctors at the practice during the transitional period of Dr Colin Jones departure. The Practice has been inundated with requests from patients to be provided with an accountable GP.
We are actively seeking a replacement but due to a national shortage of GPs our first recruitment drive was unsuccessful. We have now re-advertised this position and hope to be successful second time around. The current allocation of patients is an interim situation only, which we shall resolve in the next 3-4 months.
Until then we would like to reassure you that the partners at Snodland Medical Practice are collectively accountable for every patient at the Practice and are monitoring the situation closely. The quality of care and access to services will be the same for every patient registered at the Practice.
The Partners will look after Dr Colin-Jones patients and will oversee all aspects of your care including reading all letters, laboratory results and queries about your care, investigations and medication. In addition, the Partners have secured the help of a few qualified locums to manage the demand for appointments. Patients may recognise some of them as they have helped at the Practice for a number of years.
During this interim period all patients will remain on the lists they have been allocated to. Once a suitable replacement has been secured we will contact all patients again. In the meantime, should you require an urgent appointment you will be spoken to by a GP on the same day. They will allocate an appointment where clinically indicated. This may be with a doctor or where appropriate you will be asked to see a member of our clinical team such as our paramedic.
The challenges faced by Snodland Medical Practice are actually replicated over the whole country. There is a national shortage for GP recruitment driven by a number of factors which is deterring new doctors joining and older GPs seeking early retirement. We are desperately trying to retain our remaining GPs by avoiding excessive work overload and in that your understanding and support is appreciated.
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: