For new patients
At Lamberhurst Surgery, we make it easy for you to get an appointment. With our hassle-free online bookings, you no longer need to call reception or visit the practice in-person to get an appointment. That means you can request an appointment at any time of the day, even at weekends.Register now
The team at Lamberhurst Surgery would like to make your visit as relaxed and convenient as possible. You'll find plenty of free parking spaces on-site, so you won't need to worry about feeding the meter or getting a ticket.
Our practice is conveniently located for anyone living in Lamberhurst, Wadhurst, Ticehurst, and Tunbridge Wells.
You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services or register at our Lamberhurst GP practice, but it can be useful to have it. Visit the NHS website to find your NHS number. You need to live in England to use this service.
To Register for an NHS GP in Kent follow these steps:
You don't need:
You can register as a patient at Lamberhurst Surgery if you live in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Ashford, Sevenoaks, or Maidstone. We accept all patients who live within the Kent and Medway ICB.
We can only offer home visits to your address if you live within our catchment area. If you are primarily housebound or require visits to your home, our service will not be suitable.
If you haven’t registered with a GP in Lamberhurst before, we recommend using the NHS online registration form. It’s important to complete the form accurately to ensure your registration gets accepted.
Once you’ve registered, you will be offered a free new patient health assessment. This allows you to take actions to reduce your risk of developing serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of dementia.
Your new patient health assessment includes a health questionnaire, a check to ensure any repeat medications are up to date, in-person observations (such as measuring your blood pressure, pulse check, and BMI), blood tests (if clinically necessary and you’re aged between 40 and 74), and a consultation with a healthcare assistant to discuss your overall health and wellness.
At the end of your assessment, you’ll receive personalised advice to help you enjoy a healthier life for longer. And if needed, we can also book you in for a follow-up consultation.
You cannot be registered with two NHS GP surgeries at the same time. When your registration with Lamberhurst Surgery gets accepted by the NHS, you will no longer be registered at your previous NHS GP surgery.
You should register with a local GP if you’re a student and you spend the majority of your time at your university address. You can then get quick and easy access to care when. This is particularly important if you have a long-term health condition and need regular medication reviews.
You can register with Lamberhurst Surgery using our easy online registration form.
You need to register with a GP before you can get an appointment. However, in some cases, you can be registered as a temporary patient for up to 14 days and receive care despite not being a permanent patient.
You do not need to know your NHS number to register with a GP. Your NHS number is used to help identify your medical records. However, we can still find your records without your NHS number. It’s important to complete the online registration form accurately to prevent delays with your registration.
Filling out the registration form itself should only take a few minutes.
After that your registration is processed by the GP Surgery (usually within 2-3 working days).
Finally your registration has to be confirmed by NHS England.
The NHS states it can take 10 to 14 days to process your information and transfer your medical record from your previous NHS GP surgery (if you have one) to Lamberhurst GP. However, the process is often faster than this and can take as little as 2 to 3 days to be completed.
No, you do not have to pay to register with an NHS GP - anyone who lives in England can register with an NHS GP for free.