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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Bank Holiday Weekend Closure
The practice will be closed from Saturday 24th August to Monday 26th August inclusive. We will be open again at 8 am on Tuesday 27th. If you have an emergency during this time please phone 111.
New Text Messaging
We launched a text reminder system on 16th April 2018, please ensure we have your current mobile phone number.
Have you signed up for our Online Services - book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online - click here for more information
Leigh and Weald Surgery Cancellations:
NB From 6th September Dr Rumbles will take the Friday surgery at Weald, the new time will be 11.30 to 12.30.
Leigh: August: Fri 23rd, Mon 26th, Wed 28th, Fri 30th. September: Tues 10th, Thurs 12th, Fri 13th, Mon 16th,
Weald: August: Mon 26th, Thurs 29th. September: Thurs 12th, Tues 17th, Fri 20th.
Dr Patrick Smith
Dr Patrick (Paddy) Smith has joined HTMG until November 2019 as a retained GP working 2 days per week. Paddy has a particular interest in frailty and is working on a “GP Fellowship” project, combining his study with working for HTMG and for the Home Treatment Service.
Dr Paul Goozee
After more than 30 years as a GP Partner at HTMG, Paul retired from the Partnership on 31st January 2019. However, he will be returning on 1st April 2019 for 2 sessions per week under the GP Retainer Scheme.
Nimish is a Clinical Pharmacist and has joined HTMG to support our patients enabling them to benefit from the best use of their medicines and also to identify medicines related issues. He holds clinics for medication reviews at Hildenborough and Trenchwood Medical Centres.
Dr James Rumbles
We are pleased to announce that Dr James Rumbles has joined the practice as a GP partner. Dr Rumbles will hold clinics on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday working at both Hildenborough and Trenchwood Medical Centres. Dr Rumbles grew up in Kent and did his GP training in The Tunbridge Wells area.
Self-Help for patients
Take a look at our new 'Self-help for patients' tab above. There are pages relevant to children, teenagers, adults and the elderly with advice and links to services to which patients can self-refer or contact directly for help and information.
Car Park at Hildenborough Medical Centre
The car park is generally very congested between 8.00 am and 11.30 am on weekdays and is best avoided during these times. If you are able to park elsewhere and/or arrive by alternative means please do so. If you need to attend the Medical Centre for anything other than an appointment, please avoid visiting us between these times.
Please always park with care, being aware of both slow moving pedestrians and other cars. Please avoid parking in the entrance and on the driveway if possible, and certainly not on the bend at the top of the driveway, which causes unnecessary obstruction. Thank you.
CCTV and Telephone Calls
Please be aware that the practice premises have 24 hour CCTV monitoring in place and all telephone calls are recorded.
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 12th September
Future dates 2019: Thurs 12th Sept, Tues 15th Oct, Wed 13th Nov.
CQC (Care Quality Commission)
CQC overall rating 28 September 2017
(Site updated 23/08/2019)