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13/10/20 - FLU CLINICS -

We believe that we have now contacted the high risk patients and offered them the opportunity to book their flu vaccines. If you feel you fall into this category and have not heard from us please contact the reception team to discuss your situation. We are now opening up flu vaccination bookings to all patients aged 65yrs and over, please contact the surgery if you would like to book an appointment   Flu vaccines are being provided in specially socially distanced clinics being held at the parish rooms located in front of the surgery. - Thanks. Julie- Practice Manager

17/09/20 - FLU CLINICS - Fairfield surgery will be starting the flu vaccine clinics in October.
We will be prioritising the shielded and at risk patients first. Eligible patients will contacted by text/letter and advised when flu clinics are available to book. Flu clinics are being run in the parish rooms and not at the surgery. The government has advised flu vaccines for patients aged 64 to 50 yrs will not be available until at least mid November.

We please ask all patients attending the surgery for appointments or to collect medication wear a face mask. This is in line with national guidance to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19. Thanks for your co-operation.


In response to the evolving concerns relating to the Coronavirus and to enable our ability to provide essential medical care, we have changed our booking process. ALL new appointments will be triaged by a GP or Nurse via telephone. If appropriate, they will book you a face2face appointment. We ask that you do not enter the building unless you have an appointment or are collecting medication. Please order medication online if you don't already do so. The form can be downloaded from our website. Once completed, please return it to Reception with some photo ID.


An average GP appointment lasts 10 minutes, follow these links to see what you could do to make your consultation time count

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Medication requests take 3 clear working days to be processed

Please help us by ensuring you provide plenty of notice when requesting repeat medication, medication requests take 3 clear working days to be processed. Don’t leave it to the last minute to request your repeat medication, use the online or paper request system. I would also remind you that we are unable to take medication request over the telephone.

During October, a Mental Health event was held in Etchingham. It was aimed at parents with children who suffer from anxiety and/or depression. For further information on the support services that are available, please click on the link to the leaflet below...

Mental Health Websites

Pregnant ladies can self-refer, book to meet your midwife...

Pregnant ladies can now self-refer to book to meet their midwife who will plan your care, go to our website, Fill in your details and click “submit”, your community midwife will be in contact with you to book your first appointment.

Free NHS Health Checks

Free NHS health checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. Once you have had your invite, please contact Reception to arrange an appointment.


If you would like to find out what is available in our area, please follow this link It has information about local events, support groups for families, older people, people with learning disabilities, and where to get help about legal matters.

Millions pounds are wasted each year in unused medication, our surgery is working with the CCG and PPG to encourage patients to only order what they need and to check their medication before they leave the surgery. Please watch the medicine management teams video for more information on what you can do to help.


We are currently unable to provide travel vaccination advice and vaccinations at the surgery, please contact local specialist clinics for advice and help. For more information on local travel services please click here.

New health and social care connect service available to patients.

Some people need practical support to lead an active life and do the everyday things that most of us take for granted. Adult Social Care may provide help or put you in touch with organisations for people, and their carers, who find it difficult to manage daily tasks in the home. If you think you could benefit from the help and support they provide you can contact them directly on telephone number 0345 60 80 191.

Our Patient Participation Group Needs Your Help!

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