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Patient List Capping

We regretfully wish to inform the community that from Wednesday 7th September, Birchwood Medical Practice will be capping its patient list. This means that with the exception of newborn babies and family members living at the same address as a current patient, we will be temporarily disallowing all new patient registrations. Existing patients will not be affected.

We are currently at full capacity so are unable to take any more GP's on even if one was available with the national GP shortage. We have not taken this decision lightly, and we have done so in the best interests of our existing patient population. We thank you for your understanding, and we hope we will be able to open our list again soon.

If you are not currently registered with GP surgery and are finding it difficult to locate one, please call NHS England on 01293 729298 and speak to the GP Allocation Team

The Partnership,

Birchwood Medical Practice


Feedback about Birchwood

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  • We get told when things go wrong - we would like to hear when things go wrong and when we get it right for you
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Birchwood Medical Practice

The practice history dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when one of the former senior partners followed a family tradition of doctoring in Horley. As the growth of Horley led to an increased list of patients, so too did the number of doctors.

We transferred into the Kings Road surgery in 1976 and in May 2005, after many years of planning, moved into the current premises known as Birchwood Medical practice.

Since 2009, Dr Elango Vijaykumar is the senior partner of the practice.

Birchwood Medical practice is one of the 18 practices in the East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


Our Vision

To be recognised as a Centre of Excellence that provides the highest quality of NHS care, which is equitable, family orientated and evidence based.


Our Mission

We will consistently strive to provide comprehensive health care that fully reflects and addresses the needs of the community we serve.  Key to this will be evidence based patient centred care.  Respect and courtesy towards our patients and their carers will be a hallmark of our efforts.  We will at all times respond adequately and appropriately to the needs of our patients, within the scope of The NHS.  We will continue to provide the highest standards in teaching and training to future generations of health care professionals.


                  Our NHS - Our Future

National Diabetes Audit

 This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS.  This project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

To take part we will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security. Taking part in the NDA shows that this practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse. This will not affect your care.


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