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Blood Tests at Southlands Hospital

Blood Tests at Southlands Hospital

Pre-bookable blood test appointments are available at Southlands Hospital, Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s Hospital.  Please note the service no longer provides a walk-in facility.

To book a blood test please visit https://www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk/services/blood-tests/ 

Alternatively, you are able to telephone 01903 285149 and a member of their team will be able to book your blood test for you.

July 14, 2022


Visiting the GP Surgery

NHS Chief Executives in Sussex have made some recommends to all NHS organisations that all GP surgeries continue to practice infection control measures during the COVID pandemic. Therefore we ask our patients visiting their GP surgery to wear a face mask, and do not enter the building if you have any symptoms of COVID or flu.

July 08, 2022


Tuesday 5th July 2022

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

The Practice is closed today from 12.30-18.30 for essential staff training.  

This will enable our clinical and non-clinical team to take part in essential training. .

If you have an urgent medical need that cannot wait until the Practice is open again at 8.00am on Wednesday 6th July then please call the following number where a co-ordinator will be able to assist you.

01243 976960

We hope you understand and support this activity, which will in the longer term ensure we provide you with the most up-to-date and modern primary care service.

Our phone lines will be open again from 8.00am on Wednesday 6th July 2022.

July 04, 2022


NHS going Green

Medicines account for up to 25% of emissions within the NHS, with inhalers making up 3% of these emissions. Your respiratory care, and your inhalers, can therefore have a big impact on your carbon footprint.

This is because Pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI) contain propellants that are powerful greenhouse gases and which contribute to global heating. The most commonly prescribed pMDI in the UK is Ventolin Evohaler.

So what can you do to help?

  • Asthma Control – if your asthma is well controlled, you should rarely need to use your reliever inhaler and you will only need one reliever a year. We also know that if people are using more than three reliever inhalers a year, they are more likely to have serious flare ups of their asthma that may require steroid tablets or admission to hospital to treat. If you are using your inhaler more than three times a week due to asthma symptoms, or needing more than three reliever inhalers a year, then you should book an appointment with the practice nurse to review your asthma treatment.
  • Good inhaler technique – we would recommend that pMDI inhalers are used via spacer devices. If you don’t have one, please request one at your next asthma review. Here is a link to resources to checking your technique: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/
  • Switching your inhaler – changing the type of inhaler you use could reduce your carbon footprint a lot

As a practice we will be changing to using a brand of reliever salbutamol inhaler called Salamol, which reduces the carbon footprint from this medication by more than half. You may see that the name on your repeat prescription changes over the next few months. Don’t worry – this medication works in the same way, is taken in the same way, and is equally effective, just with a lower impact on the environment.

  • Dry powder inhalers (DPI) and Soft mist inhalers (SMI) do not use these propellants and so have substantially lower impact on climate change. They are not suitable for everyone, but we would like patients to consider if they would like their preventer inhalers changed from aerosol inhalers to dry powder inhalers and let us know at their next review.
June 08, 2022


Bank Holiday Closure

THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE JUBILEE BANK HOLIDAY ON

THURSDAY 2ND AND FRIDAY 3RD JUNE, AND WILL REOPEN ON

MONDAY 6TH JUNE

IF YOU NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PLEASE TELEPHONE 111

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY DIAL 999

 PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH MEDICATION FOR THE LONG WEEKEND

1 in 4 calls made to the out of hours’ doctors on a weekend is due to people running out of routine medication.

Please plan ahead and think about your repeat prescriptions before the Bank Holiday weekend.

May 25, 2022