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Kent and Medway CCG News - Changes to GP Surgeries during Covid-19 Outbreak


      Due to the ongoing crisis, the Blean Branch Surgery remains closed until further notice.

      If you have internet access, please order your repeat medication via the online portal, alternatively you can email your request via the contact us button above,

      If you are unable to use this option, please contact us on the usual number to discuss how we can assist you.




  • A HIGH TEMPERATURE           

    This means that you feel hot to touch on your chest or back  (you do no need to measure your temperature)


    This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 



111 Online Symptoms Assessment Tool

      For further Up to date Department of Health information on Convid-19     CLICK HERE 


      Call NHS 111 for advice if you are suffering symptoms of Covid-19

      Testing for Covid-19

      If you have been advised to be tested for Covid-19, you can call NHS 119 for assistance in booking a test locally.

      Antibody Testing

      We await further information from the Government on the role out of antibody testing for the general public.  Please be advised that we are unable to arrange for routine antibody testing  for

      Covid-19 for the general public. 


      If you have been advised to self-isolate and require a note for your employer.  DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE please use the link below

111 Isolation Note Service


    What to expect

     In an attempt to protect both patients and our front line healthcare staff, we are actively discouraging patients to attend the practice sites for routine enquiries.

     Please call us. If you are requesting a face to face appointment you should expect to be offered a clinician telephone triage appointment in the first instance.

     For non-urgent clinical and non-clinical enquiries we would like to encourage you to use the E-consult platform (click the link above).  It may save a phone call and we will be back in contact

     by the end of the next working day.  We would like to stress that this is ideal for non-urgent enquires and administrative queries.

     We currently operating with controlled access measures, which means the doors are closed on arrival.  Reception staff are able to control access to the building by speaking to patients

     via a temporary telephone link.  We would ask you to please respect confidentiality and social distancing measures whilst waiting to speak with staff.

     If you are asked to attend an appointment, please wear a face mask or appropriate face covering.

     Please DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY for your appointmentYou will be asked to stay in your car and the clinician will call you via telephone in time for your appointment.  If you are arriving on foot,

     we have chairs available near the entrance.  Please be mindful of the weather conditions when visiting.

     Do not be surprised if you are seen in a different consulting room than the one you would normally be seen in, or if the clinician is dressed in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

     This is for your protection as well as the clinician.

     We fully appreciate that these arrangements are not ideal, and we thank you for your continued co-operation and support at this time.


       Shielding Patients
: Advice for those patients shielding can be found on the following link in various languages:

      Chartham Car Park Remedial Work Notice


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 the full range of patient online services, for further information and details of how to register for online services click here

We currently serve over 20,000 patients in the Canterbury locality. We have 8 Partners, 4 Associate GP's, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacist, Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, Paramedic Practitioner and 2 Physician Associates. To support these clinicians, we have a team of expert Primary Care Nurses, Associate Practitioner, Healthcare Assistants, and Phlebotomist.

We provide all 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, Minor surgery, Ultrasound  services and providers of community Physiotherapy and Audiology Services.

We have invested considerable time in updating our online services and clinical systems to make interactions with the surgery quicker and easier for you. These online services include booking of appointments, online consultations with the clinical team, repeat prescription requests and electronic prescriptions sent to your nominated pharmacy.

We encourage our patients to register with these services as it is far more convenient and saves time compared to traditional methods of phoning or visiting the surgery.

We hope you find all the information helpful and please feedback to us if you have any suggestions on improving our website.

Extra App

Improved Access to Primary Care Services

In a bid to improve access to primary care services to patients, Northgate Medical Practice now provides 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.

Training the next generation of GPs

We are a committed advanced 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, Dr Charley and Dr Titterton.

Need help or advice in and out of hours?

Call free  NHS 111   

For further information on NHS 111 - CLICK HERE

For further information on healthcare services in our area - CLICK HERE


Online resources for students and parents - EXAM STRESS


See the latest Patient Participation Group newsletter by CLICKING HERE.

If you would like to join our group please pop into reception and enquire.   

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