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Welcome To The Practice

This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.

Our Doctors

  • Dr Helen Downing
  • Dr Tony Jones
  • Dr Jonathan Wentzel
  • Dr Sugina Hesketh
  • Dr Senthil Kumaar
  • Dr Gabrielle Lofthouse
  • Dr Liesl Beavington (Registrar)
  • Dr Victoria West (Registrar)

This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer.
Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.

Online Appointment Booking & Prescription Requests

You can book appointments online using the My Vision Online service and also select what repeat medication you require without having to fill in the online form.

Patients wishing to use this service must first register their email address with the surgery, to obtain the access code required.

Click here to visit My Vision Online to book an appointment or to order your repeat medication.

For Repeat Prescription Form CLICK HERE (Still using this form? Why not register for an vision online account for a simple way to order repeat medication, it will save you from having to complete this form every month) If you would like to register please come into Reception with your photographic ID.

For Travel Risk Assessment Form Download CLICK HERE (print out, and fill in, then return to reception)

A Patient Information Leaflet: How To Use Ear Drops

How To Contact Us

Telephone (01622) 754898

Fax: (01622) 751611

Email: vinemc@nhs.net

Please do not use our email address to try and book / cancel an appointment

Opening Times

The practice now operates a dual system:

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 11.00am is 'open access', ie no appointment required.

Monday to Friday afternoon sessions are by appointment only.

Early morning surgery 7.00 - 8.00am once a fortnight by appointment only, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Evening surgery 6.30 - 8.00pm once a week by appointment only, Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday surgery 8.30 - 11.30am by appointment only once a month.

For doctors' appointments ring 754898 or book online at www.myvisiononline.co.uk

Surgery telephones are switched off between 12.30 - 2.00pm (except for emergency). If you require advice during this time please call 111.

The Practice


The partners of the practice have chosen to practise together because of a common Christian faith. As a consequence, the practice acknowledges the importance of holistic health care and seeks to address the needs of individuals in physical, psychological, social and spiritual terms as appropriate whilst respecting race, gender and disability.

The practice is an active participant in the West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group, whose role is to ensure the optimal purchase of patient services in the district.

The partners have an active interest in medical education and believe this to have an important influence on continuing development and good practice at every level.

Patient Participation Group

As a practice we believe strongly in the concept of active patient participation. The Vine's PPG supports a system of health professionals and patient representatives working together for the good of all.


The practice is currently located at 13 Tonbridge Road (the practice area is shown here). Patients are encouraged to drive with caution as the premises have common entry and exit routes. The entrance and all doors to public areas are suitable for the use of wheelchairs. There are toilet facilities for the disabled. The doctors consult on the ground and first floors of the building. Disabled patients can be seen either on the ground floor or the first floor (the premises include a lift)

The Patient Contract

We aim to provide a high standard of service to all our patients. In order for us to maximise the service we are able to give, we request patients agree to a number of practical measures.

  • To book an appointment at the surgery whenever possible. One appointment for one patient only.
  • To endeavour to attend appointments punctually and to cancel any appointments with plenty of notice when unable to attend.
  • To note that home visits are only for housebound patients who are too ill or frail to attend the surgery. (Transport responsibility remains with the patient.)
  • To use the out-of-hours service only if the problem cannot safely wait until the following morning. This means GENUINE emergencies.
  • To treat all practice staff and doctors with courtesy and respect. We work as a 'ZERO TOLERANCE' practice.
  • Patients endeavour to do whatever possible to improve their own health.
  • To keep the practice informed of up-to-date addresses and telephone numbers, especially when moving house.

Opening Hours

Reception Times

  • Monday08:10 - 18:00
  • Tuesday08:10 - 18:00
  • Wednesday08:10 - 18:00
  • Thursday08:10 - 18:00
  • Friday08:10 - 18:00
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

Surgery Times

  • Monday09:00 - 11:00, 14:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday09:00 - 11:00, 14:50 - 17:30
  • Wednesday09:00 - 11:00, 13:50 - 17:30
  • Thursday09:00 - 11:00, 14:50 - 17:30
  • Friday09:00 - 11:00, 13:50 - 17:30
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

Additional Information

Extended Surgery Hours for booked appointments only.

The main door remains locked during these clinics, only patients
with a booked appointment will be let in to the surgery. We ask patients use the Crossline door which is located at the front left hand corner of the surgery. Make yourself know to reception using the intercom and the door will be released.

Early morning         7am -8am One per week (1 Doctor)
Evening                   6.30pm – 8pm One per week (2 Doctors)
Saturday morning   One per month (9am –11am or 8.30-10.30)

Practice News

  • 17Mar 2015

    Surgery Training Afternoon

    CLOSED for Protected Learning WKCCG

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  • 05Feb 2015

    Surgery Training Afternoon

    CLOSED for Protected learning WKCCG

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  • 05Jan 2015

    PPG Raffle Winners

    The PPG group are delighted to announce winners of the raffle are: Hamper and Crackers: Goff Norrington Hamper and Crackers: Margaret Ball Hamper and Crackers: Christine Daw Cake: Brian Moss Biscuits: Keith Biscuits: Susan Pochin Thanks to your generosity we have raised over £570 towards a new ECG machine. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everyone!

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Health Conditions A to Z

RSS Feeds

BBC Health News

  • British medic declared free of Ebola

    A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.

    27 Mar 2015
  • Labour to cap private profits in NHS

    A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband says as he launches the party's election campaign.

    27 Mar 2015
  • Office workers 'too sedentary'

    Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.

    27 Mar 2015

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