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 Blackthorn Medical Centre

Meet Our Extended Healthcare Team




Most antenatal care is on a shared basis between the hospital, the GP of your choice and the practice midwife, Kirsty Beales. 


The GPs and midwife can provide full details of local services for antenatal education, delivery and postnatal care.


Antenatal Clinic Times

Midwife - Mondays & Tuesdays 1.00 – 3.30 pm,


Kirsty will be able to provide you with information on Parentcraft Classes.


Health Visitor


Following restructuring of the Health Visiting Service we are waiting to be informed of our named Health Visitor for this Practice.  The Health Visitor role is to support families and particularly children of the under-5 age group, providing advice and information on all aspects of family health, child care and development.


The Health Visiting Team can be contacted Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on 03000 5550506 and you will be connected with the Duty Health Visitor.


If you do have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to ring the Health Visiting Team for help and advice.


Our nearest Well Baby Clinic is held at Westborough Childrens Centre, Greenway, Off Queens Road, Maidstone, ME16 8TL.  This is a drop in clinic held each Wednesday 9.15 a.m. to 12 Noon. 


Child Health Clinics available in the Maidstone Area:




1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Eastborough Children's Centre, Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DX

Tel. No. 03000 412 900





9.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.

Greenfield's Childrens Centre, Rutland Way, Maidstone, ME15 8DF

Tel. No. 03000 412 987



9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

St. Faith's Church Hall, Ringlestone, ME14 2PY




9.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Westborough Children's Centre, Greenway, Maidstone, ME16 8QH

Tel. No. 03000 422 822




9.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Meadow Children's Centre, Furfield Close, Maidstone, ME15 9JR

Tel. No. 03000 412 700



10.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.

Sunshine Children's Centre, Southborough School, Maidstone, ME15 6TL

Tel. No. 03000 417770




1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Westborough Children's Centre, Greenway, Maidstone, ME16 8QH

Tel. No. 03000 422 822



2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, Manor Rise, Bearsted, ME14 4DB


Community Nurses


The Community Nursing Team based at Foster Street and  provide a comprehensive and flexible service for our patients who are house-bound. They can be contacted on 01622 238925.





Multidisciplinary Care Team


The GPs at Blackthorn are supported by a wide range of additional clinicians who help to look after and support our most vulnerable patients.  Regular MDT meetings are held to discuss those patients who require additional clinical input and care.


This team includes:


Community Nurses

Long Term Conditions Nurses

Intensive Support Team

Health Visitor


Social Service Care Officer

Health and Social Care Coordinator

Hospice Nurse

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Mental Health Specialist Nurse

Learning Disabilities Nurse


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