Minor injury service - Our contract to provide a minor injury service will be coming to an end on 30th October 2020. In the event of sustaining a minor injury you must call NHS 111 who will direct you to the new provider. This applies to all patients, including those registered here at Kingsnorth Medical Practice

Please click 2020 Flu Clinics on the right hand side of the screen for updated information around this year's vaccination campaign. Central Government have just released this statement regarding the new age group being included in this year's campaign:

"Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier." 

The NHS in Ashford and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is high. If you have a temperature and/or a new dry cough and/or have been in direct contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus:


Only call 111 if you cannot manage your symptoms at home

Click the below link for the most up to date isolation rules

Kingsnorth Medical Practice Needs You !



We would also be very pleased to hear from patients who would like to join the face to face group, the Patient Participation Group. Meetings last approximately one and a half hours, up to four times per year and the Group are fortunate that two GP partners also attend, along with Practice Management and Nursing staff to provide a comprehensive e response to any questions that arise. The PPG are supportive of the efforts of staff to provide an excellent service and were active contributors to the Care Quality Commission inspection last year, which resulted in a score of ‘Outstanding’ for the Practice. For those patients who would like to fund raise for equipment for the Practice, the Friends of Kingsnorth Medical Practice Patient Participation Group, would be delighted to hear from you.

The current early plans for an extended hours service provide both an opportunity and a risk to those services which are currently provided. The Patient Participation Group are seeking views on the early proposal , via the PPG in the first instance.

PPG Feb 2019 newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter


The NHS is changing and the future is uncertain.


Kingnorth Medical Practice is keen to support the Government’s intention of an NHS driven by a focus on quality and outcomes and delivering a more affordable and higher quality NHS.  We believe this requires more investment in good care, closer to home.   We need your support to do this.


Our Practice has been at the forefront of delivering you extended services within our locality. These could now be at risk!


We need to engage with you to support us in protecting not only what we do now, but to assist us in securing additional services.  If carefully introduced and supported, we have the potential to design more local services which are responsive to the needs of our practice population.


We welcome the vision of an NHS built around the principles of shared decision making, including better information and choice, and of “no decision about me without me”.


Are you interested in leaving your email contact details?


Common Patient Questions and Answers


Q – Why are you asking people for their contact details?

A – We would like to be able to contact people occasionally to ask them questions about the surgery and how well we are doing to identify areas for improvement.

Q – Will my doctor see this information?

A – This information is purely to contact patients to ask them questions about the surgery, how well we are doing and ensure changes that are being made are patient focused.  If your doctor is responsible for making some of the changes in the surgery they might see general feedback from patients.

Q – Will the questions you ask me be medical or personal?

A – We will only ask general questions about the practice, such as short questionnaires.

Q – Who else will be able to access my contact details?

A – Your contact details will be kept safely and securely and will only be used for this purpose and will not be shared with anyone else.

Q – What is a patient participation group?

A – This is a group of volunteer patients who are involved in making sure the surgery provides the services its patients need.

Q – Do I have to leave my contact details?

A – No, but if you change your mind, please let us know.


If you are happy for us to contact you periodically by email please provide your email address on the comments form accessible from the contact details page.  Please include your name and date of birth so that we can identify you.  Alternatively you can collect a form from Reception to complete.



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