There's been a surge in the number of people phoning out of hours GP services over the festive period.
But GPs say many patients did not need to be seen urgently and had wrongly believed their surgery was closed until after Christmas.
All GP practices in Kent and Medway are open as usual on Friday 28 and Monday 31 December. There is also pharmacy cover every day, throughout the festive season.
GP services are also available when practices are closed, for patients whose medical condition cannot wait.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.