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Our colleagues in Public Health are predicting a surge in the number of people who will get pneumonia over the winter period. It is important  that if you have COPD that you ensure you have sufficient supply of inhalers and your other medication (including your rescue pack of antibiotics and steroids) and that you try and avoid mixing with people who already have coughs and colds over this time. Can we also take this opportunity to remind you to ensure you have had your flu vaccine this year and that you have had your pneumococcal vaccine in the past. Finally if you are still smoking we would encourage you to consider stopping to help your chest, discuss this at the surgery when you next attend.

For those who don't have COPD please contact us if you have a cough and fever that seems worse than usual, particularly if you are getting short of breath.

Contact the surgery for online registration to access and book routine GP appointments directly online

Welcome to

Northgate Medical Practice

We are the largest medical practice in the city, with parking facilities, good disabled access and convenient local pharmacy on site. We provide a full range of medical services and specialist clinics with advance booking of appointments, urgent care clinics and late evening surgeries.

We can now offer full registration of patient online services, please contact us for further information and details of how to register with the online registration process.

We currently serve over 20,000 patients in the Canterbury locality. We have eight Partners, four salaried GP's, Dr Debbie Hancock, Dr. Le May, Dr. Peters and Dr Sean Hughes. We also have a Nurse Practitioner, Mr Phil Shaba, a Clinical Pharmacist, Mr Keith Howell and a Paramedic Practitioner, Mike Earl.  To support these clinicians, we have a team of expert Primary Care Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, and a phlebotomist.

We provide all of the normal health care services that you would expect from a GP practice with the addition to many Enhanced Services such as 24 hour BPs, 24 hour ECGs and Anticoagulation Clinics (Warfarin).   

We are also providers of Primary Care Clinics for Ear Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Minor surgery services and providers of local Physiotherapy and Audiology Services.


In a bid to improve access to primary care services to patients, the Government have released funds to assist us to provide Improved Access to these services from 8 am to 8 pm during the week and extra cover over the weekend and on bank holidays. 

For you,  our registered patients,  many of these services are available at the Northgate Medical Practice site,  however some services may be provided at other local GP practices in the city. 

Primary Care services may include, Practice Nurses, Physiotherapists, OneYou Advisers and GPs.  Please ask at Reception for further details and availability of these appointments.

The Bank holiday primary care provision and that on a Sunday, may be provided out of the Canterbury locality area, for example, in Whitstable or Faversham. 

Please ask us for further details. 

Are you or someone you know aged under 65 concerned about Dementia?

We have teamed up with The Young Dementia Network to undertake a data gathering exercise pilot to help increase the early diagnosis rate of Dementia in younger people.   If you are at all concerned about yourself or a loved one, please download the leaflet below for further information.  We would also be very grateful if you would complete a short questionnaire and return to the practice via the normal practice email address;

Young Dementia Leaflet

Young Dementia Network short patient Questionnaire

For Further information, please visit Young Dementia Uk


The Practice is a committed training practice and as such, also has Specialist Trainee Doctors working at the practice at various stages in their post graduate training schedule. Some are with us for a year, some on a four month rotation. You may be offered an appointment with one of these Specialist Trainee GPs, they are qualified doctors, with full UK General Medical Council registration, and work under the direct supervision of the Practice Trainers, Dr Walkington and Dr Charley.


Call free  NHS 111   

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for further information on healthcare services in our area

Health Help Now Kent & Medway


Online resources for students and parents  -    EXAM STRESS




See the latest Patient Participation Group newsletter by simply Clicking here 
If you would like to join our group please pop into reception and enquire.   


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