17/06/20 UPDATE: We please ask all patients over 10 years attending the surgery wear a facial covering or mask. This is in line with national guidance to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19. Thanks for your co-operation.
Going forward, our doors will be open from 08:25 - 12:00 and 14:00-17:00. The telephone lines will still be open as normal from 08:00 until 18:30. These changes are due to staff shortages, thank you for your patience.
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.
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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, www.esht.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity/referral. 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 https://www.escis.org.uk/. 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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