Primary Care Network

Charing Surgery is a member of the Ashford Rural Primary Care Network (PCN).  The PCN comprises Charing, Ivy Court (Tenterden), Hamstreet and Woodchurch surgeries.  Our Clinical Director is Dr Rosalyn Dunnet and Mrs Kirsty McLaren is the PCN Manager.

The PCN works together to deliver a number of services jointly including ultrasound, echocardiograms and domically INR testing.  We employ a number of staff to support our patients including clinical pharmacists, first contact physiotherapists and social prescribers.

Drop in to meet Social Prescribers

Come and meet our social prescribing team

Adult social prescribing team are going to be running a drop in service at the Woodchurch community hub on the green. First Thursday afternoon of each month between 2-4pm. Patients can access the social prescribing team directly by just popping in. There will be an opportunity for the patients to discuss their needs without having to first contact their GP. 

What can a Social Prescriber do?
-Introduce you community groups, a new activity or a local club.
-Benefits advice and blue badge applications.
-Assessments for home aids if you are struggling to remain independent.
-Volunteering opportunities.

Dementia Drop-in Session

ADHD & ASC waiting list group

Waiting for an assessment can be frustrating. We understand this and we want to support you. Parents/carers on the waiting list are invited to attend. We are offering a hybrid model where you can join us at the venue or online via Zoom. You must be registered at Charing, Hamstreet, Ivy Court or Woodchurch surgeries to attend


When: First Thursday of every month (may change during school holidays)

Time: 9:15 am to 11:15 am

Venue: Ivy Court Surgery, Recreation Ground Rd, Tenterden TN30 6RB or via Zoom by email invitation


Learning disability social afternoon

This is for over 14 year olds with learning disability but, it can also be attended by the carers of under 14 year olds for support if required.

Next date – TBC

PCN Staff organisation chart

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