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Covid-19 Visiting your surgery

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to the surgery to continue to wear a face mask.

In line with current Government guidance patients are required to
continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.
Face coverings primarily protect others, so doing so – unless exempt – is
key to preventing spread of infection.

Please click here for more information.

August 21, 2021

Blood Tests at Southlands Hospital

As from Monday 2nd August we have been informed that Blood Tests at Southlands, Worthing Hospital and St Richards have to be booked.

The number to ring is 01903 285149 or you can book through their website 

The hospitals will still take walk-ins but you will have to wait until all the bookables have been seen.

August 16, 2021


ReSPECT stands for Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment.

The ReSPECT process has been adopted across Sussex to ensure that a person’s clinical care wishes are known, so that in a future emergency where you may not have capacity or be able to express your choices they are already known in your ReSPECT plan.

The ReSPECT process is intended to respect both patient preferences and clinical judgement.

A ReSPECT plan is created through conversations between a person and one or more of the health professionals who are involved with their care. The plan should stay with that person and be available immediately to health and care professionals faced with making immediate decisions in an emergency.

ReSPECT may be used across a range of health and care settings, including the person’s own home, an ambulance, a care home, a hospice or a hospital. Professionals such as ambulance crews, out-of-hours doctors, care home staff and hospital staff will be better able to make immediate decisions about a person’s emergency care and treatment if they have prompt access to agreed clinical recommendations on a ReSPECT document.

More detail about the ReSPECT process, the plans and guidance are available on the Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups websites:

ReSPECT: Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment

ReSPECT: Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment

ReSPECT: Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment


August 11, 2021

GP Patient Survey Results 2021

GP Patient Survey Results 2021

Please click here to see a report which summarises the findings of the most recent patient survey undertaken for Adur Health Partnership.

The results are broken down by the three legacy practices. The GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England.  The survey is sent out to over two million people across the UK.  The results show how people feel about their GP practice.

August 10, 2021

Letter to our patients

Dear patient of Adur Health Partnership

There has been a lot in the national media recently about how GP practices are working, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you, what you can expect at the current time as one of our patients.

Firstly, we want to say thank you. Thank you for your support over the past year for working with us in such uncertain times. Like many, we had to change the way we work very quickly and that has only been possible because you – our patients – have adapted to these changes.

We’d like to reassure you that we are open and still want and need to know if you are unwell or worried about your health.

We are providing face-to-face appointments, as well as supporting people over the phone or online. Face-to-face appointments will be offered when they are medically needed, and can be with a range of health professionals currently working within the practice depending on the support you need. Using a mix of face-to-face and phone appointments allows us to keep the number of patients and staff on site to a minimum. This ensures we can all socially distance if you do need to come into the practice.

We are asking that if you need our help and support, you still call us first if you are able. We know that some people have struggled to get through to us on the phone or had a long wait and we thank you for your patience. Talking to you helps us understand what kind of support you need and how urgent it is, and means we can work out the best way for you to receive help.

We have seen an increase in calls since the start of the year and we are working to try to meet this demand and support all of our patients. We know that some people have put off seeking medical support, including to protect the NHS, and we are committed to making sure all of our patients who need our help can receive it.

Whilst we recognise that not everyone has access to a computer, smartphone or tablet, we do want to make you aware of:

  • eConsult – you can use this from the front page of our practice website Requesting our help via eConsult is the same as booking an appointment at the practice. There is no need to phone the practice as well and we will deal with your request based on your medical needs.
  • The NHS app (is owned and run by the NHS, it is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services, including ordering prescriptions, validating your vaccines.)
  • Patient Access is another way in which you can order your repeat prescription.

If you do not have access to these, you can make your request for a repeat prescription in person into the box at the practice or speak to your local pharmacist, and together we will action this as soon as we are able.

If you have a question about the Covid-19 vaccine, please visit the information on our website and if you are able in the first instance. These websites have answers to common questions and where you can get help in relation to specific queries.

We know that we don’t always get things right the first time, but our team is working hard to be the best we can be.

We do ask that as we are here for you, please continue to be respectful and kind to our teams both when you are speaking to them and with regards to personal comments online and on social media. We want to enable a culture of mutual respect and have a zero tolerance policy on verbal and physical abuse. No patient, carer, visitor, staff member or volunteer should ever be subjected to abusive or anti-social behaviour or language. Appropriate action will be taken if this does occur. We thank you for the respect and the care you show our team, we hope you experience the same in return.

Thank you for your support.

The Partners and staff at Adur Health Partnership


July 09, 2021