CLOSING OUR PRACTICE LIST
Due to the unprecedented demand on our Practice we have officially closed our list. We are unable to take on any new patients until further notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Flu Clinic Information
We are booking appointments for our FLU season 2019-2020 NOW.
If you are eligible please contact the surgery for an appointment or information regarding the Influenza vaccination.
Dr Pancholi is the named accountable GP for all patients
Vicarage Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent ME2 4DG
Appointments Tel: (01634) 291266
Enquiries between 10.00am and 5.00pm only.
Tel: (01634) 291299
The painting above is by Victor Buttress, a former patient of the practice. He kindly donated it to the partners, and it now hangs in the practice waiting room.
Welcome To The Practice
This website is designed to inform you of the services available from us and to help you make the best use of these services. Should you require further information, please feel free to contact the practice manager, Jackie Wake.
History Of The Practice
In the 1950s the practice was split between two surgery sites - one in Strood and one in Rochester. Increasing traffic density led to the establishment of a two-partner and later a three-partner practice on two sites in Strood: one in Frindsbury Hill next to Williams Pharmacy and the other in Weston Road.
In 1971 the practice moved with other GPs into a purpose-built health centre in Gun Lane. By the 1980s this building had become very overcrowded and in 1990 the four partners acquired the old St Mary’s school site where a purpose-built surgery for five partners was built. The building is a pleasant place to work in and has given us the space to expand with changes in general practice.
As a practice team, we hope to continue to serve the needs of our patients for many years to come.
The Practice Premises
Our tastefully decorated waiting room is fully air-conditioned. On the first floor we have additional consulting rooms which are used by professions allied to general medicine. Over the years new medical equipment including a minor ops couch, a spirometer and a carbon monoxide monitor for use with smoking cessation have been purchased. Our modern computer system means that all medical records are fully computerised. All data is entered onto the system, although correspondence is also filed in manual records. A visual appointment call system is in operation. This is especially helpful for those patients who are hard of hearing and is also used as a way of displaying useful surgery information.
There is a live information screen within the waiting area giving information on the practice, day-to-day issues such as clinic delays, special events.
We use a telephone recording system which allows telephone conversations to be recorded.
Other improvements to the premises include easier access for our disabled patients and the provision of two dedicated car parking spaces.