The village has its own doctors' practice run by Drs Peter Mirchandani, Camilla Pashley, Andrew Meilak and Paul Di-Stefano. Their website is

Westfield Surgery is at Main Road, Westfield, Hastings TN35 4QE.           

To make an appointment  please phone the surgery on 01424 751609.  Appointments may also now be made online by signing up to the EMIS website
Surgery times are:
Monday 8.30 - 11.00am PHM 4.00 - 6.30pm 
Tuesday 8.30 - 11.00am   
Wednesday 8.30 - 11.00am PHM 2.20 - 4.00pm 
2.00 - 4.00pm (Minor Surgery) PHM
Thursday 8.30 - 11.00am  2.00 - 4.00pm  (Alternate weeks - Well Person)
Friday 8.30 - 11.00am  5.30 - 7.30pm Rota Duty Doctor
Monday 8.30 - 11.00am  2.00 - 4.00pm PHM
Tuesday 8.30 - 11.00am PHM 4.30 - 7.00pm PHM
6.00 - 7.15pm  (Well person)
Wednesday 8.30 - 11.00am   
Thursday 8.30 - 11.00am  2.00 - 4.00pm  (Alternate weeks - Well Person)
4.30 - 7.00pm 
Friday 8.30 - 11.00am PHM 2.00 - 4.00pm Rota Duty Doctor
Please note that the pharmacy at Westfield will be closed on Wednesdays from 12.30pm
From the Westfield Surgery Patient Participation Group:

Despite the considerable growth in the village population over the last few years we have been very fortunate to retain a surgery providing great service and convenience. The demands have increased not only by way of patient numbers but also the administrative load required by law.

There are several ways in which we as patients can help reduce this load & contribute to the efficient running of our practice.

Quite clearly the telephone is very busy when the surgery opens and it would be helpful for routine enquiries such as. test results and other general enquiries to be left until later in the morning.

From the beginning of the year 72 hours’ notice has been required for repeat prescriptions. A considerable procedure is involved from the time you make the request to ensure that you get the right medication, and all prescriptions must be signed and checked by a doctor. The pharmacy staff dispense some 12,000 items every month and at this stage a double check is carried out. You are asked to check that your medication is correct before you leave the surgery so that any queries can be dealt with immediately. Once you have left the building any mistakes in medication have to be disposed of.

Have you ticked all the boxes? Do you really need all the medication from the boxes that have been ticked? A very considerable quantity of medication is wasted each month, either because it is not needed or boxes have been ticked as a matter of routine – so easy when we are in a hurry. Indeed some medications may be used very infrequently and have a “use by” date i.e. Trinitrate sprays (for angina) or Epipens (for allergic reactions). While we need to have these medications available if we are lucky they may never be used.

Finally each month a considerable number of appointments are made which are not kept. If you are unable to keep an appointment please let the surgery know in good time so that the slot can be offered to another patient.