GP Appointments

Kent & Medway | August 2022 | Published September 2022 NHS Digital | Population: 1,970,002




GP Surgery Appointments


Appointments with a GP


Face-to-Face All Appointments


Face-to-Face with a GP


That’s the equivalent of 1 in 2 of the population of Kent and Medway having an appointment in General Practice in June.

GP practices teams are working hard why are they so busy?

  • Dealing with backlog of work built up over the pandemic.
  • GPs are seeing a huge rise in mental health conditions following the Covid pandemic.
  • GPs are supporting patients waiting for hospital care
  • Kent & Medway has the lowest number of GPs per head of population in England.

How can you help?

  • Get the right treatment when you need it— Stop, think, and choose Kent and Medway Local Services
  • Waiting for hospital treatments—please contact hospitals directly to check waiting times
  • Please be kind to our staff who are working very hard for you.
  • You may not always need to see a GP, receptionists will be able to guide you to access the most appropriate healthcare professional
  • Covid is still with us, we have a duty of care to patients at most risk from covid. please continue to wear a mask when attending the surgery

Published: Oct 10, 2022