Dr Lewis and Sara Terry are experienced in family planning. Patients can make appointments with any clinician for advice, the Pill and other methods which might be considered. The Practice Nurse Team are able to perform coil checks. Patients can also self refer to the local Family Planning Centre for coil insertions.
All ante natal services are now run by the Community Midwife Team who are based at the Conquest Hospital. Their direct contact number is 757034. They are now fully responsible for your ante and post-natal care.
Child health and immunisations
Our Practice Nurse is able to provide a 20 minute appointment for child vaccinations within their normal consultation times. We do not hold a separate clinic. We have a dedicated member of staff who sends out appointments for the child vaccinations. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the vaccination schedule, please do not hesitate to contact the Practice Nurse.
Cancer Screening/Aortic Aneurysm Screening / Smear Tests
- Cervical smear test – We advise all women aged 20-64 years, to have a smear test regularly every 3 years at the surgery.
- Aortic Aneurysm Screening – For men age 65 and over is available in the Sussex area please contact 0300 4224468 or email [email protected]
- National bowel screening programme – This screening is available to patients over the age of 60. If you have any questions regarding this screening please telephone 08007076060. If you have any change in bowel habit or bleeding, please make an appointment or see the GP.
- Breast screening – For woman aged over 50. The screening unit screen our patients on a 3 yearly recall. If you have any questions regarding the screening programme please contact them on 01273 664 966. If you are concerned that you have a breast abnormality, please contact the surgery for an appointment with the GP
Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.
Seasonal flu vaccinations
The seasonal influenza vaccination programme starts around the end of September each year. Influenza can spread very easily through droplets within a cough or sneeze. The vaccination has been shown to be effective and we offer the vaccination to those patients over the age of 65, patients who are pregnant and those with a chronic condition. We are now also inviting children aged 2-4 for an intranasal vaccination and those aged 5-17 with chronic disease to be vaccinated. Please contact the surgery on 435004 during the vaccination programme for an appointment.
Long term conditions clinic
Patients with long term conditions including Diabetes, Ischaemic Heart Disease, COPD, Asthma, Stroke or Epilepsy are encouraged to attend for the monitoring of their condition. The practice provides appointments with the Practice Nurse and GP to ensure that their condition is well managed.
If you are planning to travel abroad, we ask that you complete a holiday/travel questionnaire before making an appointment with our Practice Nurse Team. From this information, they are able to help and advise you with any vaccinations that are required. Please contact the surgery at least 6 weeks before you travel. Whilst most vaccinations are available on the NHS, some will incur a cost.
Appointments can be made at Reception for patients wising to stop smoking, or those who would like advice. The One You advisors are fully trained to help you quit for good.
Minor surgery and joint injections
The surgery can offer joint injections for certain minor problems. This would follow an initial consultation with the doctor.
Well person clinic
Appointments can be made for these at Reception. The checks are geared to encourage a healthy life-style and are performed by the Practice Nurse.
Medicals and forms
The doctors receive various requests for insurance forms or medicals to be completed. No information is released unless the documents have the signed consent of the patient. Mostly these forms and medicals are paid for by the companies however, if they are not the doctor may charge you for the completion as this work is regarded as being outside of their GMS Contract. If you have any forms for completion, please ask at reception for advice.