Thames Avenue Surgery

2 Thames Avenue, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 9BW

Current time is 14:13 - Sorry, we're currently closed (see our Opening Times below)


Telephone: 01634 360486 / 377817


Patient Participation Group

Dr Fernando originally launched the group in 2006.  The group consists of 10 patients and 2 members of the surgery team who meet on a regular basis, with our Annual General Meeting normally taking place in July.

There are also 3 patient members who belong to our newly formed virtual group who keep in touch with the Practice by email.

The objectives of the group:

  • Provide strategic input and advice to the Practice from a patient’s perspective.
  • Provide practical support to the practice.
  • To help patients take more responsibility for their health.
  • Maintain communication between patients and the practice.

We would be very pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in joining the group, please leave your details with reception.

If you wish to raise any issues with the group please leave your contact details at reception.

  • Mr Derek Gallagher – Chair
  • Mrs Sandy Machin – Secretary 

Join our Virtual Group

Dear Patient,

We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff.

To help us with this, we have set up a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

We aim to gather around a hundred patients from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please scroll down to the online form below and complete all the fields.

If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

Download the pdf version of our sign up form

We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance

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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