Our appointment system consists of a combination of:
- Pre-bookable nurse and HCA appointments
- Book on the day telephone assessments (please note that all our calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes)
- Doctor and Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) bookable only face-to-face appointments
Booking an Appointment
When you phone the surgery you will initially speak to a member of our reception team, who will place your call with the most suitable medical professional. Please be prepared to give a brief description of the reason for your call, so we can ensure that patients who require attention quickly are dealt with in the best way. All members of staff will treat your information with complete confidentially.
To book nurse or HCA appointments, please phone the surgery at any time. It is best however to phone in the afternoon, when it is quieter.
To book a telephone assessment, please phone the surgery at 8am on the day. We are introducing a selection of telephone assessment appointments that can be booked on-line. Please speak to a receptionist if you wish to register for on-line access. A doctor or ANP will phone you back as soon as possible, so please keep your phone line free. Through the course of the day they may have to deal with medical emergencies, so please be patient if your callback takes a little longer. When they phone you, the doctor or ANP will assess your needs and in partnership with you, decide on the best course of action. This might include one, or a combination of, the following:
- The clinician issuing a prescription for you to collect or have delivered
- A face-to-face appointment with a doctor or ANP
- Having some blood tests carried out
- A home visit by a member of our practice team
If you have fallen over
If you have fallen over, or injured yourself in any way it may be more appropriate for you to go straight to one of the local Minor Injury Units, or Accident and Emergency Departments as listed below.
Further information surrounding a head injury can be found here, for information on cuts and grazes please click here.
Minor Injuries Uckfield
Open 8am to 8pm every day
Uckfield Hospital, Framfield Rd, Uckfield TN22 5AW
Princess Royal Hospital A&E
Lewes Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 4EX
Eastbourne District General Hospital
Kings Dr, Eastbourne BN21 2UD
0300 131 4500
Tonbridge Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4QJ
Test Results and Telephone Advice
Blood and urine test results are available from reception after seven days. Please phone for results in the afternoon when it is quieter. In some circumstances it may be appropriate for results to be discussed with one of our doctors.
REMEMBER...all members of staﬀ will treat your information with complete confidentially.