Our Nurse Practitioner can see patients for their asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and contraception needs.
Ronna and Vanessa can see patients for contraceptive needs to include repeat contraceptive pill, change of contraceptive pill or for those wishing to discuss and start oral contraception
Immunisation is a way of protecting ourselves from serious disease. Once we have been immunised, our bodies are more able to fight those diseases if we come into contact with them. It is important that your child has their immunisations at the right age. This will help keep the risk of your child catching these diseases as low as possible.
You will be sent reminders of when your child is due for their immunisations.
Please see the Vaccinations Section for detailed information.
The Podiatrist has a consulting room in our Hassocks Surgery. She is not employed by the Practice and patients who are eligible to use her services must be referred by their doctor.
We are pleased to announce we are now part of the C-Card Scheme in partnership with Sexual Health West Sussex. If you are already registered on the scheme you can pick up condoms from all 3 Practice sites. If you wish to register for the scheme make an appointment to see Vanessa or Ronna. The scheme is open to anyone aged 13-21 years of age. Screening for sexually transmitted diseases and counselling for contraceptive needs can also be provided as part of the C-Card service we offer.
If you would like advice on any aspect of contraception, fertility awareness or sexual health, we have female doctors and practice nurses available.
We advise all patients over the age of 65 to be vaccinated against influenza.
It is also recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes.
If you are aged 65 or over we also offer immunisations to help protect you against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis.
We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and treating existing disease. Prevention really is better than cure. Many of the most serious diseases can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle and without drugs.
For our patients' wellbeing we provide the following services:
In two of our surgeries we have blood pressure machines in the waiting rooms. These are available to you at any time during surgery opening hours.
Community nurses are attached to the practice and visit patients who are confined to their homes and need nursing assistance. Patients are referred to this service by their doctor, but once referred, they can be contacted by ringing them direct on 01273 845932.
As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed and you have seen your doctor, you will be asked to make a booking appointment with a Community Midwife. The midwife will share with your doctor in your antenatal care and arrange for you to attend parentcraft classes. She will also care for you and your baby after delivery.
Clinics are held on Mondays at The Gattons Children & Family Centre, Royal George Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9SL and all day on Tuesdays and Friday afternoons from the Antenatal Clinic at Princess Royal Hospital RH16 4EX.
How to Make an Appointment: Appointments for midwifery clinics can be made by telephoning the community midwives office at PRH on 01444 441881 extension 8414/8418 between 8.30am and 9.30am each weekday morning. Midwives will then make your next appointment each time you are seen.
The Health Visitors aim to provide support and advice to families with children under the age of five years, and expectant mothers, on a wide range of aspects of parenting, as well as on healthy living and health care. You can meet with them at the regular Child Health Clinics which are held at Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint, or at any of the groups they run, or they may visit you at home. They can be contacted by telephoning them on 01273 847832.
Travel abroad is so common nowadays that it is often easy to forget the necessary precautions. Make sure you are prepared for your holiday by booking an appointment in good time prior to your journey.
It is safest to consult us at least two months before intended departures.
Prior to booking an appointment with one of our nursing team for overseas travel vaccinations, you will need to have completed and returned an OVERSEAS TRAVEL INFORMATION FORM, providing full details of your intended trip. This is so that the vaccines you may require can be organised prior to the consultation.
Forms are available from any of our three surgeries (or can be downloaded via the link below) but the completed form must be returned to the HURSTPIERPOINT HEALTH CENTRE only. Appointments can be made at any of our three surgeries, although if Yellow Fever vaccination is required, this can only be given at Hurstpierpoint and Hassocks.
Please remember and plan to allow 5 working days for us to process your completed form before you try and make an appointment.
Download our Travel Information Form here
Please note that an appointment for travel advice can only be booked by the Receptionist if a form has been completed, returned and processed.
If you are unable to comply with the above, you will need to consult a private Travel Clinic.
Both Hurstpierpoint and Hassocks Health Centres are authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres.
Certain services we provide are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee for these. Please see the examples of services where you will be charged including:
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries about fees.
NHS sick notes are only provided for social security reasons to cover absences of greater than six days off work. Self-certification forms should be used for situations where you have been off work for less than seven days.
Any sick notes can only be given if you have attended the surgery during the time of your illness.
FOR NHS PATIENTS BUT NON NHS SERVICES
Elderly Driver Medical
INSURANCE REPORTS – supplied within 5 days of settlement of your invoice
General Practitioner’s Report
£148 + £25 each test
POWER OF ATTORNEY
CERTIFICATES/LETTERS – Please allow at least 5 working days
Private Sick Note
Private Health (Bupa etc) form
Holiday Cancellation Claim
TWIMC/Fitness to travel
Doctor’s written report for Occ Health, Employers etc
£95(or at doctor’s discretion)
Passport/Driving Licence Photograph verification
GENERAL – Please allow at least 5 working days
Copy of Notes (for patient)
£16 summary/£50 complete
Ofsted Reports (for patient)
Update to Adult Health Report
£40 (payable by DVLA but needs inv)
Child Protection: Attending conference Submitting a Report (non attendance)
Information regarding Community/District Nurses
Many patients of the Practice are visited by Community/District Nurses that are employed by Sussex Community Trust (they are not part of the Practice team). Some of these nurses use our Hurstpierpoint surgery as a base, and our Practice Nurses and GPs liaise with them on a daily basis to share information relevant to patient care, but compliments, concerns and complaints regarding the District Nurses cannot be dealt with by the Practice Manager and should instead be referred to:
Service Experience Team (Telephone: 01273 242292)
Sussex Community Trust
23 March 2015
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