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Living with hypertension (high blood pressure)

Many people at risk don’t even know they have high blood pressure. Finding out more about hypertension and how to measure your blood pressure could save your life: https://bit.ly/3kCXijC #LivingWithHypertension

Obtaining test results

Did you know that you can obtain your test results by downloading and then using the NHS App?
Further details on how to access the app are shown in the video link below

Tuesday 26 April

Like other local surgeries we are closed on the afternoon of 26 April for protected learning time and mandatory staff training. 

We will be open as usual on 27 A but if you require anything urgent that cannot wait until we reopen, please call HERE which is an outside provider on 0300 020 0550 for medical help and support.  Please do not call NHS 111 during the hours of 12:30pm to 6:30pm. 

Remember, you can always visit your local pharmacy as usual for minor ailments. FYI the Buxted Pharmacy and Dispensary will remain open on the afternoon of 26 April.


Help us help you over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

NHS services are currently extremely busy, as we continue to see a rise in demand across all health services.

There are also rising numbers of healthcare staff who are off work with COVID-19.

Together this means health services are working extremely hard to continue to provide the best possible care for those who need NHS help.

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, the NHS is asking the public to help us help you if you need help and support.

Please

  • Use the right services for your needs at the right time – pharmacies and NHS 111 are the best place to start, providing expert help and advice;
  • You can contact NHS 111 24 hours a day by dialling 111 or going online to 111.nhs.uk 24 hours a day. They can advise, support and direct you to the most appropriate service;
  • Please only go to A&E or Emergency Departments if it is a life-saving emergency;
  • Be patient and kind to our staff - they are trying to keep people safe.

If you do need help there are alternatives to coming to A&E. Our walk in and minor injury services are available to help you with:

  • Lewes Victoria Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre open 8am-8pm every day
  • Brighton Station Medical Practice Walk in service open 8am-8pm every day
  • Crowborough Hospital Minor Injury Unit open 8am-8pm every day
  • Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Minor Injury Unit open 8am-8pm every day
  • Uckfield Community Hospital Minor Injury Unit open 8am-8pm every day

If you need mental health support over the Bank Holiday, the Sussex Mental Healthline offers crisis care for people in urgent need of help with their mental health. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 0309 500.

See more about the services open this weekend, including the pharmacies open over the weekend: Know your services - Sussex Health & Care Partnership (sussexhealthandcare.uk)


We are recruiting- 25 January 2022

In order to increase capacity we are recruiting for a dispenser and a Medicines Counter Assistant. For further information about the jobs please check out our Vacancies page. 

Check out the practice's Facebook page

For regular updates please check our practice Facebook page which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/BuxtedMedicalCentre/ 

We are recruiting- 14 January 2022

Due to increased demand we are looking to recruit five new clerical assistants to join our expanding team. The role is varied, however, main duties will include greeting patients, answering the telephones, assisting with medical paperwork and other associated administration.
There are a number of shifts available working across our Buxted, East Hoathly and possibly Manor Oak sites. The times for the shifts are generally 7.45am to 1.30pm and also 1.30pm to 6.30pm. We presently have availability on each day. We definitely require assistance on our Friday afternoon shift and so ability to work this shift is a pre-requisite.
You can expect to receive full training and a supportive work environment in which your efforts are appreciated.
If you are positive and have a ‘can do’ attitude and you wish to join a team with strong management support and an environment where you are encouraged, please email your CV to samantha.green21@nhs.net along with a covering letter explaining why you would like to be considered for the position.

New Practice Director Joins Team - 10 January 2022

We wanted to announce  the addition of Charlotte Luck to our team as Practice Director. Charlotte joined our team today and she has a proven track record in General Practice, having recently worked at another local surgery and having been awarded UK Practice Manager of the Year in 2020. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte’s positivity and commitment to working with the whole team to develop our offering and service to our patients.

COVID Vaccination Clinics

For patients registered at any of our three surgeries, we have weekly vaccination clinics where appointments can be booked for 1st COVID doses, 2nd COVID doses and boosters.  Clinics run at East Hoathly on Tuesday afternoons and at Buxted on Wednesday evenings.  We also do the occasional weekend clinic, with these dates advertised as and when.

To book an appointment, please phone your surgery after 2pm or contact us via our dedication COVID Information email.

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COVID Safety Measures

While the legal requirement to wear a face covering will be removed from Thursday 27 January 2022, we respectfully ask all patient's who are able to wear face coverings to continue to do so when visiting the practice. This is so that we can help protect our staff and all of our patients, including our most vulnerable ones. 

For further information, please visit: www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings/?fbclid=IwAR0KLyLYYQPg50LdwcldOvJzwVdnxjC0g5Dv2heNoGQAfNgQBWghv6ESuoE 

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COVID Passport

Find out how the NHS App will be used to demonstrate your Covid -19 vaccination status. The NHS App can show this information from 17th May 2021 onwards.

If you do not have a smartphone or tablet and cannot access the NHS App you can call the NHS helpline on 119 from 17th May 2021 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. It can take up to 5 days to receive the letter.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.

 

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