Thames Avenue Surgery

2 Thames Avenue, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 9BW

Current time is 21:47 - Sorry, we're currently closed (see our Opening Times below)


Telephone: 01634 360486 / 377817


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Latest Information for Patients

(updated 19.07.2021)

As from Monday 19th July 2021, England has moved to Step 4 of the roadmap which means that most legal restrictions have now been lifted.   Whilst it is now not a legal requirement to wear face coverings,  in line with current government guidance, patients ARE STILL REQUIRED to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.

Due to the rapidly increasing number of cases in the UK, for the safety of our patients, colleagues and families, ALL STAFF will continue to carry out a Covid-19 lateral flow test TWICE weekly.

You are now, once again, able to pre-book a GP appointment or request a book on the day appointment if your medical problem is urgent.   Dependent on the nature of your problem, you will be offered either a telephone, video or face to face consultation as appropriate.

All nursing appointments remain pre-bookable and many of our nursing services are being slowly re-introduced, although we are now working through a backlog so please bear with us if you are waiting for an annual health review.

Remember if you are visiting the surgery


Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID or if you or a member of your family is awaiting a Covid-19 test result.

Our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment and we apologise if you are having trouble getting through to us.    If you are looking at making an appointment with the GP, perhaps give our eConsult service a try.  You can access this from our home page on this website.


GP Access from NHS Kent and Medway CCG on Vimeo.

Please remember 

If you have symptoms associated with Coronavirus including a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you are not to come to the surgery but are advised to stay at home for 10 days.  If you live with other people, they should also stay at home for at least 14 days to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has a online Coronavirus Service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot go online.

For the latest Coronavirus advice, please visit 

Universal Rapid Testing Service

As from 9th April 2021 everyone in England is able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing twice a week (including those without symptoms).   People are encouraged to take regular tests to help prevent outbreaks and reclaim a more normal way of life.

One in three people with COVID-19 do not experience any symptoms and may be spreading the virus unwittingly.  Rapid testing detects cases quickly, meaning positive cases can isolate immediately.

Please click on the link below for more details on how to access these free rapid tests:-

IMPORTANT:  Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should book a test online

or by calling 119.


Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
  • Sunday