Flu Vaccinations Campaign 2018
This year, NHS England has recommended different vaccinations for (1) those aged 65+, (2) those younger than 65 with a long term health condition and (3) children. As part of this, national supplies of flu vaccines are being delivered to Practices more slowly than in previous years. Because of this, the Practice will need to run our usual clinics on a more phased basis than in previous years. We will prioritise our clinics as follows:
- Patients aged 75 and over and patients in care homes
- Patients aged 65 – 74 in a clinical “at risk” group
- Patients aged 65 – 74 not in a clinical risk group
- Under 65 and in a clinical “at risk” group / children
For details of our revised Privacy Notice under GDPR please see our Patient Information page. Paper copies of our main Privacy Notice are available at our reception desk if required.
Health & Social Care Connect (HSCC)
Health & Social Care Connect is the point of contact for adults and carers with health, care and support needs to access information, advice and community services in East Sussex. The service is available if you or the person you care for is aged 18 or over. HSCC can:
- provide information and advice
- point you to other services or organisations
- take applications to assess your needs
- consider whether you would benefit from daily living equipment or telecare
- provide support to carers
- you can raise safeguarding concerns with HSCC
SMP Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Are you interested in how your GP Practice works? Do you want to input into developing and improving services? Then please join our group. We are particularly keen to have more representation from under 40s. For more information please click on the link below or contact the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org https://seafordmedpractice.gpsurgery.net/patient-group/join-ppg/
Home Visits Policy
We know there are occasions when a home visit is necessary and we would like to assure patients that the clinicians will make every effort to provide a home visit where it is determined to be essential and to be the only safe clinical solution. However, it is more clinically effective and safer for patients to be seen at the Practice and we do not have the resources to provide home visits for everyone who would like one. If a patient is physically able to make their way to the surgery without the journey causing worsening of their condition then they will generally not be considered for a home visit. Home visits are reserved for those patients in extreme need. The full Practice policy on Home Visits can be viewed here: 2017-11-02 Home Visits Policy - to be reviewed Sept 2019
Accessible Information Standard
The Accessible Information Standard says that people who have a disability, hearing or visual loss should get information in a way they can access and understand. If you have a disability, hearing or visual loss and need us to communicate with you in a particular way, please let any of the team know. For more information about the Accessible Information Standard, please visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/accessibleinfo/
To make an appointment with a Doctor, or for a blood test, please use our 24 hour internet appointment booking facility (see link in box below) or our 24 hour Automated Booking Service (Patient Partner) by dialling 01323 493108/01323 493109 or 01323 490022.
Alternatively, you can speak to a receptionist on any of these numbers or come into the surgery to book an appointment. Please note that appointments with the nurses cannot be made through the on-line appointment service or the telephone Automated Booking Service.
Pre-booked appointments are available on for our Extended Hours service on Wednesday evenings (nurse appointment) between 6.30pm and 8pm, and on Saturdays (GP appointments) between 8.30am and 11.05am.
[If you are not registered for online services but wish to be, please download and complete the form available from the box below]
Our Practice ID when using the Online Services is G81029