If you are currently not registered with a GP in Medway then you may wish to visit  https://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx to consider your options.  Practices will have their own local boundaries that will impact where you can register depending on where you are living.


 You will need to contact the surgeries directly having made your choice.  if you are unsuccessful at registering with any surgeries you should keep a note as to which ones you have approached.  If you are unsuccessful at registering with a number of surgeries then Medway CCG can allocate you to a surgery in your area.  In order to do so you will need to complete an application form that Medway CCG can email to you if you have email access or send out to you in the post if you would prefer. Once allocated you will need to visit the surgery to register and take proof of your identity with you within a timescale. You will need to complete the form in order to provide Medway CCG with the authority to hold your personal data on record in order to undertake the task you are requesting. 

Under Delegated Commissioning responsibilities Medway CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee will consider applications from practices who want to make changes such as closing their branch surgery, amending their boundary, merging with another practice or closing their list (the amount of patients they have registered). 

In each application the CCG will need to know what patients’ views are. When a practice completes and submits an application to Medway CCG for consideration the practice will be required to demonstrate patient views.  Please take every opportunity to let the CCG know what you think about what your surgery wants to do.  This may be via practice staff, or a comments box or via the website or your practice may contact you- we want to hear from you.

Have you thought about having your voice heard via the Patient Participation Group (PPG)? Every practice is encouraged to have a PPG Group and feed views back so please consider joining. Please let your practice know that you would like to join.