West Malling - Leybourne - Kings Hill GP Surgery Update
Dr Reichelm has left the practice and will be succeeded by Dr Andrew Swindlehurst. Dr Louisa Gibson has returned to the practice. The Business and Finance Manager has left, and the practice is seeking to employ new GPs, a practice nurse and specialist diabetic nurse. The surgery has been sold and is being leased back for an undisclosed period of time.
The out of hours service is now dealt with by a consortium of local practices. If a visit is needed outside normal hours, patients may be given a doctor from another practice. This is because a Government instruction requires practices to operate in this way, or
risk out of hours work being allocated to private firms.