Improved Access

How will it work in Tunbridge Wells?

Clinics will be held at Abbey Court Medical Centre, Clanricarde, Kingswood, Grosvenor & St James, Spelhurst & Greggswood, Waterfield House (Pembury), Lonsdale and St Andrews on a rotational basist.


What type of appointments will be available?

Monday to Friday an Advanced Nurse Practitioner will be available 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm. An Advanced Nurse Practitioner can treat and prescribe for certain conditions.

On Saturdays a GP and a Practice Nurse will be available between 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

On Sundays and Bank Holidays a GP will be available between 9.00 am to 12.00 pm (Tonbridge).


Who can book these appointments

Improved Access appointments are available for all patients in Tunbridge Wells, regardless of where they are located. This means that Abbey Court patients can book these appointments 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year. It does however mean that it is unlikely to be your normal GP who sees you at the weekend, and it is likely that you will have to go to a different surgery to Abbey Court Medical Centre for these appointments.


How can I book an appointment? 

In order to book these appointments, you contact the surgery reception staff as normal. The surgery phone opening times remain as normal. Patients can phone between 8.00 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. This will not change as a result of this scheme. Therefore you will not be able to phone the reception staff on Saturdays, Sundays / Bank Holidays or between 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Mon – Fri  

Location – Tunbridge Wells Rota – Surgery will vary week by week

Available Clinician - Advanced Nurse Practitioner - 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm


Location – Tunbridge Wells Rota – Surgery will vary week by week

Available Clinicians - GP + Practice Nurse – 9.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Sun / Bank Hol

Location - Warders – Tonbridge, TN9 1LA 

Available Clinician GP – 9.00 pm – 12.00 pm