The Dover Street Doctors

This group was set up in 1992 by Bob Heddle, one of the most respected senior General Surgeons in East Kent. His philosophy was to bring together the administrative support for a group of like-minded, high quality, independent doctors and particularly surgeons, who had private practices based around Canterbury.

All the doctors were Consultants with busy NHS practices based at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital and the goal was to offer patients and GPs a single point of contact for anyone wishing to seek quality Consultant advice on medical treatment or intervention without having to initially contact one of the local hospitals.

Initially based in a small office in Sturry, the group moved to 5 Dover Street in central Canterbury in 1990. Upon the retirement of the then administrator, Amanda Eason and Tansy Martin took over the administrative support, building up a team of dedicated staff.


Our Opening Hours


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9.00 am – 5.00 pm


9.00 am – 5.00 pm


9.00 am – 5.00 pm


9.00 am – 5.00 pm

The practice has supported the private practices of over twenty Consultant Surgeons and Physicians since its inception and has grown considerably, moving again to a larger office over three floors at 15 Dover Street in 1998. In 2013 we became a Limited Liability Partnership and expanded access and availability of our services offered in a range of hospitals across Kent.

Due to a successful expansion programme we have now moved to new modern premises in Chestfield which will allow us to progress our service further.

Private practice, both self-funded and insurance-based, remains the core of our business, but an increasing number of patients now seek advice from us rather than in NHS clinics to discuss treatment plans that we maybe offer that are NHS funded.

Please contact Amanda and Tansy’s teams to discuss your requirement.

We look forward to being able to help and will always endeavour to exceed your expectations.


Telephone: 01622 237 500 Web: KIMS Hospital, Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5FT

Benenden Hospital

Telephone: 01580 240 333 Web: Goddard's Green Road, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AX

BMI The Chaucer

Telephone: 0808 101 0337 Web: Nackington Rd, Canterbury, Kent CT47AR

Estuary View

Telephone: 01227 284300 Web: Estuary View Medical Centre, Boorman Way, Whitstable CT53SE

Kent Canterbury Hospital

Telephone: 01622 237 500 Web: Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3NG

One Ashford Hospital

Telephone: 01233 423 000 Web: Kennington Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent. TN24 0YS

Spencer Private Hospital Margate

Telephone: 01843 234 555 Web: Ramsgate Road, Margate, Kent CT9 4BG

Spencer Private Hospital Ashford

Telephone: 01233 616 201 Web: Arundel Unit, William Harvey Hospital, Kennington Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 0LZ