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59–63 Grove RoadEastbourneEast Sussex, BN21 4TXTel: 01323 720606
For urgent matters, when the surgery is closed, please ring NHS 111 or if an emergency 999.
Please note that the practice does not complete the Medical Pro-forma in relation to any applications for a firearms/shotgun licence or renewal of a licence.
This practice currently offers the facility for patients who are aged 16 or over:
Application form: Application form for online services
These services are available, on request, to any patients registered with this practice aged 16 and over.
DETAILED CODED RECORD ACCESS
You can now view your GP medical record online to look at test results, details of consultations and your coded medical history, including current and past medication.
If you would like to have secure online access to your records, we need to make sure that you understand what this involves and that you are happy for us to use the information about you to set up the and operate the service. In order to access your detailed coded records, you must be registered for online services first. Please print and complete the form below and bring it in to the surgery. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN THE FORM AT THE FRONT DESK, WITNESSED BY A MEMBER OF OUR RECEPTION STAFF.
Application form: Detailed Coded Record Access Form
Our nurses deal with a range of conditions and health concerns. They examine patients, make decisions and institute care plans. They are experienced in many areas of disease management such as diabetes, asthma, general coronary heart disease health information and advice. Nurses are available by appointment only.
Our HCA is an important member of the practice team who works under the supervision of the nursing team. She can take blood, check blood pressure, test urine, administer injections, carry out ECGs and assist in the baby clinic. The HCA is available for these services by appointment only.
We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details, please call our appointments line 01323 720606.
Patients with asthma should see one of our asthma nurses at least once a year for a review of their asthma, including medication dose and strength, inhaler techniques and peak flow recordings.
A cardiovascular risk assessment is available to all registered patients aged between 40–75 years of age, by invitation and appointment. This nurse/physician health check is designed to assess the risk of stroke and heart attack based on current health and various lifestyle factors that may affect future wellbeing (eg, family history, smoking, drinking, diet & exercise). It includes a blood test for cholesterol, a blood pressure check, and other tests (such as ECG, X-ray) that may be deemed appropriate.
Patients whose overall risk is found to be 20% or greater may be prescribed medication as well as receiving healthy lifestyle information and invitations for annual reviews. Those who are below 20% risk are reviewed on a 5-yearly basis pending other events in the interim years that may bring about any change.
Performed by the practice nurses, by appointment only.
Dr Verghese carries out a cryotherapy clinic by appointment. This clinic is held most Tuesday afternoons between 14:30 - 15:30.
Our general diabetic clinic is run by our nurses with specialist training in diabetes. This involves an initial blood test taken by our HCA, with a follow-up appointment with one of our nurses two weeks later. The blood test results will then be available, enabling the appropriate treatment to be discussed and implemented. The Insulin Initiation Clinic is a joint doctor and nurse clinic and is by appointment only.
The ear syringing clinic is held twice a month on a Monday afternoon between 14:00 - 16:30, by appointment. We normally have a 3-4 week waiting list for this procedure. However, if you wish to have ear syringing done privately, the Esperance Hospital offers this service for £42.50.
A range of family planning services are available by appointment only. Should you require emergency contraception, when contacting the surgery please be sure to notify the receptionist of the urgency, who will follow an agreed practice protocol on this matter.
Dr Grant and Dr Nayak are available for joint injections. Please make an appointment to see Dr Grant or Dr Nayak to discuss.
This is run by the nursing team on a one-to-one basis giving advice and support.
‘Do you want to give up smoking? Have you been thinking about quitting? If you are interested in giving up or need any advice on the best way to do so we now have a stop smoking clinic on a Tuesday afternoon, please call reception for details.You can also ring 0800 622 6968 for help and advice.
A practice nurse runs our INR Clinic each Monday and Wednesday morning, by appointment only. This is a one-stop clinic for all patients who are taking warfarin medication.
Based at Eastbourne Park Primary Care Centre (EPPCC), Cross Levels Way, Hampden Park and can be contacted on 01323 514870 ext. 6011. Patients are seen at home at dates and times as arranged by the DNs following GP or hospital referral.
Ante-natal clinics are held at the surgery every Tuesday afternoon from 13:00 - 16:00. These are by appointment only, booked through the surgery appointments system.
On all other matters, the midwifery team can be contacted at Littlington Ward on 01323 417400 ext 4109.
If you become pregnant, you will be referred to the midwifery team. The midwife on the first appointment will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy.
CPNs can see patients in the surgery or at home, but only as and when agreed by the CPN, and following a GP/hospital referral.
Based at Centenary House, The Avenue, Eastbourne, BN22 3XY and can be contacted on 01323 444101. The HV sees all the new born babies from 10 days up to 5 years of age.
Sees patients at home as arranged, following GP/hospital referral.
Hospital discharged patients may also have home treatments as arranged on discharge.
The Community Matron liaises with GPs, other health care professionals, social services and voluntary agencies. The Community Matron supports patients who have multiple long-term medical conditions and complex care needs. This is a proactive service aimed at the over 65 age group. Patients are referred to the Community Matron via their GP or hospital departments. The Community Matron is based at Eastbourne Park Primary Care Centre (EPPCC), Cross Levels Way, Hampden Park, and can be contacted on 01323 514870 ext. 6007.
The Palliative Care team can be contacted on 01323 744651.
Dr Verghese, assisted by a practice nurse and our HCA, carries out minor surgery in a monthly clinic, usually on a week day morning. Late or non-attendance at these 30-minute slots is unacceptable.
As with any operating theatre, sterile equipment is obtained specifically for the procedures and staff are scrubbed up, dressed in masks and gowns, resulting in a wasted cost to the NHS in the event of non-attendance.
Since we also normally have a waiting list, non-attendance can cause longer delays for other patients. Non-attenders will either be removed from the waiting list or placed at the end of it.
This is run by one of our practice nurses, by appointment only, who gives basic advice and will arrange a course of vaccinations, including malaria prophylaxis. Please note that if more complex advice is required, you may directed to seek further information from a specialist clinic.
Ensure you book an appointment at least six weeks before travel departure.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and ring the surgery to book an appointment.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Health in Mind is the free NHS Talking Therapies service for people experiencing emotional stress and symptoms of anxiety or low mood. We’re here for all East Sussex residents over 18.
We offer a wide range of support to make seeking help as convenient, quick and straight forward as possible. From courses & online programmes to a wide range of 1 to 1 therapies, we can be your guide to better mental health.
Don’t put it off.
We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health and struggling from time to time is common and perfectly normal. Physical health problems are often easy to spot, but with mental health it is different.
It can be hard to know whether the things you’re struggling with will pass, or whether it’s best to ask for help. People often wait until things get much worse before asking us for help, and we want that to change.
Taking early action to improve your emotional health prevents symptoms worsening and means quicker access to treatment. Our advice is to not wait. Get in touch with us today. Our team are ready to help you make positive changes.
What to look for
At milder levels symptoms can be hard to spot. A referral to our service could make a huge difference:
We also help people with some long-term physical health conditions, as well as those with problems sleeping as both can have a significant impact on how you feel. If you’re not sure if you need help, you can take an anonymous quiz on our website to check.
What People Tell Us
“I feel in a much better place and more able to deal with life’s ups and downs”
“You have given me back my life”
“The best thing I have done for myself”
“I was nervous, but I needn’t have been”
How to refer
There's no need to see a GP to make a referral. You can self-refer or be supported to self-refer direct through our website. Please call us if you have any difficulties making a referral, we’re happy to help.
Although we offer a wide range of support options, you don't need to know what option might be best. Our trained professionals will work with you to identify and agree what's going to be best for your situation.
Many people find that just having an initial conversation with one of our team can be extremely helpful. Asking for help can feel like a big decision, but it could be the best decision you make.
Visit us at www.healthinmind.org.uk Or call us on 0300 00 30 130
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