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HEATWAVE ALERT

Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. To find out more about how to cope in hot weather please go here for the latest advice from NHS England.  More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website here


PRESCRIPTIONS NO LONGER ROUTINELY PRESCRIBED

The NHS spends approx. £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could be purchased over the counter for a pharmacy. at a lower cost tan that which  would be incurred by the NHS.

In line with guidance from NHS  England the Brighton & Hove and High Weald Lews Havens CCGs are recommending GPs will no longer routinely prescribe medicines for common conditions which can be bought over the counter. For more information please see link :

https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/sites/btnccg/files/Advice%20for%20patients.pdf

Appointments

We have an appointments system for the doctor and nurse on weekdays that you can book in advance. Please telephone reception for an appointment.

The exceptions are Monday morning only when we operate a ‘walk-in’ surgery for the doctor and you can sit and wait to be seen (patients are advised to arrive by 10:15 at the latest please) and on Wednesday morning we operate a ‘book on the day’ system for the doctor. Please telephone between 08:30 and 09:30 on that day for an appointment time.

We always aim to fit in emergency appointments within 24 hours with either a ‘face to face’ or telephone consultation with the doctor.

Telephone Consultations

You may contact the doctor by telephone for advice. Please ask the receptionist to arrange this for you and give some details of the problem so we may assess the urgency of the call.

HERE Extended Hours Appointments (Previously EPIC)

This is a pre-bookable NHS service for GP and Nurse Appointments.  Bookings can be arranged via for all patients registered with Saltdean & Rottingdean Medical Practice.  Appointments will be at either Ardingly Court Surgery, Wellsbourne Health Centre or St Peters Medical Centre (location will be confirmed when the appointment is booked).  The location is rotated on a monthly basis.

Appointment times will be between 18:30 - 20:30 Monday to Friday and 08:00 - 14:00 on Saturdays.

Cancellation or amendments to extended hours appointments must be made via HERE only:

HERE Cancellation line: 07540 745728

HERE email: ehsBrighton@nhs.net

HERE website: http://www.extendedhoursservice.co.uk/

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 
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