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Welcome to our surgery website which we hope will provide you with a taste of the services available at our main surgery in Poringland and our branch surgery in Rockland St Mary.  Use the tabs above to find out when we are open, how to reach medical services when we are closed, see the area we cover and learn more about the team at the Practice. 

Our latest newsletter is available from the 'latest news' section or the link below and you can subscribe to updates by using the tab at the bottom of this page.

You can order a repeat prescription on line, book and cancel appointments using our extended on line services, send us your comments and if you’re not yet registered as a patient, you can download the necessary forms here.  The Heathgate team are committed to providing the appropriate care at the appropriate time, working with you in the management of your health and wellbeing. 

NEW - latest Practice survey results and action plan published - click here for a copy of the report.

NEW - Spring Practice newsletter now available - click here for a copy.



Dr Wallace completes London Marathon!

He did it!  On a warm day along with 36,000 other runners (inclusing Mo!), Dr Wallace completed the London Marathon in 4 hours and 18 minutes.  I am sure you join the whole Heathgate team in saying a big 'well done'.

Dr Wallace said, 'The whole experience was tremendous, spurred on by the thousands of people that lined the route, providing that vital encouragement when needed'.   He went onto 'thank everyone who had supported, encouraged and sponsored him over the past few weeks in aid of Asthma UK'. 

You can still donate by visiting his virgin money web page at: 

GP and Managerial success at RCGP (East Anglia) Awards


The Royal College of General Practitioners (East Anglia) has announced the winners of this years annual Practice awards, with the surgery seeing two of its Partners short listed in the categories for GP and Manager of the Year.

The prestigious awards ceremony attended by a team from the Practice saw Dr Tony Palframan announced as the 2013 GP of the Year.  Dr Kate Wishart, Chair, East Anglia Faculty RCGP, revealing the winner said that 'his nomination reflected the excellent standards of practice and care extended to patients, his specialist care for dermatology patients and the innovative developments made within the Practice to support patients with long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes'.


In a separate nomination by surgery colleagues, patients and other local Managers, our Managing Partner, Gary Whiting received a commendation from the Royal College of General Practitioners in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Primary Care over the past 12 months.

Members of the Practice were there to witness both awards and Dr Palframan said 'I am honoured that my colleagues and patients nominated me for this award and am delighted to be recognised in this way.  We have a great team here at Heathgate and I am pleased to share this success with the wider team'.  Gary commented that his award 'comes at a time of change in the NHS but that he is determined to ensure that patients remain at the heart of everything we do here'.'



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