The Hildenborough & Tonbridge Medical Group
We are a large practice serving a population of nearly 17,000 patients in Hildenborough, North Tonbridge and the surrounding villages. Our main Medical Centres are located in Hildenborough and at Trenchwood in Tonbridge, with branch surgeries in Weald and Leigh. Our aim is to provide, by an effective team approach, the highest quality of progressive family health care, in a happy and compassionate environment.
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Dr Virginia Winstanley
We are pleased to announce that Dr Ginny Winstanley, who trained here as a GP Registrar, has joined the practice as a part-time partner. Dr Winstanley will hold clinics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, working at both Hildenborough and Trenchwood Medical Centres.
Weald and Leigh Surgery Cancellations:
NB. New Time for Leigh surgery on Thursdays - now 1.30 to 2.30pm with Dr Bench. Thursdays at Weald surgery will be held by Dr Joshi, usual time.
Leigh: February: Fri 16th, Fri 23rd.
March: Fri 2nd, Thurs 8th, Thurs 15th, Fri 16th, Tues 20th, Thurs 29th, Fri 30th
Weald: February 2018: Thurs 15th, Fri 16th.
March: Wed 7th, Thurs 8th, Tues 20th, Fri 23rd, Thurs 29th, Fri 30th.
We are currently in the process of inviting patients who attained the age of 70 or 78 years old between 2/9/2016 and 3/1/2018 to attend for a Shingles vaccination. To find out more about who is eligible follow this link:
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
If your child has missed their routine flu vaccination at school and is born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2013, contact the School Immunisation Team on 0300 123 5205 to arrange their vaccination.
Friends & Family Test
Help us improve our service to you by completing the Friends & Family Test. Just one question and the option to leave a comment, to take the test click here Take our patient survey
To review the latest results of the Friends and Family test click here: Friends & Family poster Aug17
Safeguarding Children and Adults
If you have concerns about the safety or well-being of any child or vulnerable adult you can discuss your concerns or ask for advice by phoning the following contact numbers:
Children: Telephone: 03000 41 11 11, out of hours phone: 03000 41 91 91
email: email@example.com. or visit: www.kscb.org.uk
Adults: Telephone: 03000 41 61 61, out of hours phone: 03000 41 91 91
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/report-abuse
Hildenborough & Tonbridge Medical Group offers the facility for patients to book doctors appointments, order repeat medication and view Summary Care Record / Detailed Coded Record information online using In Practice Systems (InPS) 'Patient Services'. If you would like to use these services, you will need to register. Please download the form below (or collect it from the surgery) and give the completed form to one of our reception team so that your registration can be processed. Please note that two forms of identification will be needed, one of which must be photo ID (eg passport, photo driving licence). The second form of ID should be a bank statement or similar (but not a utility bill). A letter will then be sent to you giving details of the steps to follow in order to create your online account. Once registered you can access the services via the link at the top right of this page.
If you have previously registered for Vision Online Services (VOS), you will need to set up your account with further security when you migrate to InPS Patient Services. Carefully follow the steps when you next log in, there is a help page with videos etc if needed. Download: Patient Services Registration form
If you want to use Online Patient Services for booking and managing appointments only, you can now register immediately by following the link below, with no need to complete any registration forms:
If you have any difficulty registering, use the help link in the bottom left hand corner of the Patient Services website.
Protected Learning Time
The practice will be closed for up to 9 afternoons each year to allow for in-house or locally-arranged training events. These dates have been arranged for all West Kent practices by the local Clinical Commissioning Group and IC24 to ensure that primary care teams are getting the essential training and development that they need to deliver the best possible service. Cover is provided by the out of hours service during this time.
Advance notice of practice closures for Protecting Learning Time:
Next afternoon: Thursday 8th March 2018
Further dates, 2018: Thurs 8th March, Wed 9th May, Thurs 7th June, Tues 17th July, Thurs 13th September, Tues 30th October, Wed 14th November.
Dispensary Survey – Nov/Dec 2015
Thank you very much to all our dispensing patients who completed our recent survey. The results can be viewed here and, on the whole, are a resounding endorsement of the dispensing service that we provide. Thank you also for the very valuable comments which will help us to maintain and improve the service going forward.
We asked specifically about how valuable the arrangements were in Leigh and Weald villages and 98.9% of respondents scored this at 9/10 or 10/10. We are extremely grateful to our friends at Leigh Post Office and the Old Bakery Stores who provide this excellent service for us and our patients.
CQC (Care Quality Commission)
CQC overall rating 28 September 2017
(Site updated 15/02/2018)