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Welcome to St James Medical Centre - GP in Tunbridge Wells

Practice History
The new St James Medical Centre opened in Tunbridge Wells in 1991 and was converted from a 1960’s house on the site of the Shandon Estate Waterworks and situated in the St James area of the town. The practice, started in the 1920s by Dr R A Walter, has seen many changes of premises and personnel over the years. There are now three partners in the practice, two practice nurses, a health care assistant, a practice manager plus a team of receptionists and secretarial staff. Other community healthcare professionals, such as midwife, phlebotomist and community nurses work alongside the clinicians at the practice. Also, there will be other doctors here occasionally to support the partners.

11 Carlton Road
Tunbridge Wells
T : 01892 541634
F : 01892 545170

Friends and Family Test

We would be grateful if you would complete this survey about your general practice and your most recent visit. The doctors at your practice want to provide the highest standard of care. Feedback from this survey will let us see how we are doing.

Click here to complete our online Friends and Family Test survey

Patient Survey Report 2014

Click here to view our latest survey results.

Thank you for all the patients who participated in the survey.

Flu Clinics 2014

  • Saturday 4th October  from 9.00 – 11.00am
  • Saturday 8th November from 9.00 – 11.00am
  • Wednesday 22nd October from 2.00 – 4.00pm. 
    (No appointment necessary on Saturdays, please book an appointment for the Wednesday clinic from early September)

Please phone 01892 541634 to book a flu vaccination. Only patients who are eligible may have a flu vaccination at the GP surgery.

At-risk groups

It is recommended that you have a flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years old or over 
  • are pregnant
  • have a serious medical condition
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility (not including prisons, young offender institutions or university halls of residence) 
  • are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill 
  • are a frontline health or social care worker

If you are the parent of a child who is over six months old and has a long-term condition on the list below, speak to your GP about the flu vaccine. Your child's condition may get worse if they catch flu.

People with medical conditions

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis 
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure 
  • chronic kidney disease 
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis 
  • chronic neurological disease, such as a stroke, TIA or post-polio syndrome 
  • diabetes 
  • a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV, or treatments that suppress the immune system such as chemotherapy

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions and Booking Appointments

Online Services
You can now book appointments or
order your repeat prescriptions online. You will need to contact reception first
to sign up to use this service.


Repeat Prescriptions via EMAIL

You can send an email ordering your repeat prescriptions by clicking here.


Dr Jane E Hester (F) MB BS (London 1990) FRCS MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Matthew J Edwards (M) MB ChB (Leicester 2002) MRCGP
Dr Elizabeth J Hall (F) MB BS MRCGP (BSc) DRCOG DGM
Disabled Access

The surgery has facilities which make it accessible to those with disabilities.

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Stuart Korth & Associates