New Patients

REGISTERING WITH MOCKETTS WOOD SURGERY - We are currently not accepting new registrations.

Dear Prospective Patient

I am sorry that we are not able to accept your request to register with the Surgery today.  We currently care for 9150 patieints which we believe is the maximum number of patients we can treat and not compromise the quality of the care we can safely deliver to those patients.   

We review the number of patients we have on our list every 6 weeks, therefore the next review will be MONDAY 13TH MARCH 2023, and if our list has fallen below the 9150 patients we will accept applications on a first come first serve basis from patients who wish to register with us.  Please note that we are unable to hold a waiting list.  Applications can be made either online or by picking up a registration pack in reception.  

The contract we have with the NHS asks us to provide patients with a reason we have rejected their registration.  Please accept this letter as our written explanation to you.

If you are having difficulties in registering with a practice in the area, then please contact the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group Primary Care Team, they will be able to assist you with registering with a GP Practice.  

Primary Care Team:

Your sincerely


Practice Manager


Temporary Patient Registrations

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Non-English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

Disabled Patient Facilities

Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.

(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).