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When We Are Closed

closedWhen the surgery is closed, please call 111.   

NHS 111

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

NHS Health Help Now

An innovative new service is available to help you find the right treatment for health problems, especially when you are not sure what to do or who to contact.

Developed by Kent and Medway GPs, hospital doctors, paramedics and other health professionals, Health Help Now is a free to use web APP which can be used on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Access it online at

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Canterbury Medical Practice is research active. We are currently taking part in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio and other high quality research studies. Research if part of NHS work, giving patients better access to possible benefits research brings. Last year, over 600,000 NHS patients chose to take part in clinical research. Thanks to those patients, we are learning more all the time about how to deal with a whole range of medical conditions that will improve lives.

During your visit you may be invited to take part in one of the research studies we are running or we may have written to you to tell you about a research study you might be interested in taking part in.

You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain further details about a study.

You are under no obligation to participate in any research project. Your care and your relationship with your doctor or nurse will not be affected in any way if you decided not to take part in a research study.

 By taking part in these studies, we hope to help improve care for our patients in the future.

Our latest study running at Canterbury Medical Practice

PSOREAL – Managing Psoriasis in the REAL world                 


This study is looking to understand the current treatment patterns and how these help patients with their psoriasis condition. If all of the following apply to you, you may be able to take part in this study.

Are you:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Diagnosed with psoriasis vulgaris
  • Receiving a new treatment prescription or are changing your normal treatment
  • You have not started your new or changed treatment

As part of this study, those taking part will be asked to complete at least 4 online questionnaires over 12 months to tell us about how your psoriasis is being managed and if it is responding to treatment.

If you might be interested in taking part, please contact Dr Thompson at Cossington House Surgery.

If you would like any more information about the research going on at Canterbury Medical Practice, please contact Dr Thompson.


Patient Research Experience Survey

If you have taken part in one of our trials please fill in our survey, either online here or complete the paper copy.

What was your experience of taking part in research?

We would like to have your views on what worked and what did not work.

New and better treatments and services become available because people take part in our research. Find out more about research taking place in Kent, Surrey and Sussex here.

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Patients, carers, and the public are essential to our work. You are the greatest strength and we could not work without your help.

Thank you for giving us your time to provide essential feedback.

If you have any questions email or call 0300 303 3840.


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