IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SATELLITE SITE TEMPORARY CLOSURE
The Beaconsfield Ore Surgery site (Fairlight Road) will be closed from 24 December 2018 until 1st February** 2019 due to gas mains works closing Fairlight Road and therefore making access to the Surgery very limited. All routine clinics which would normally be at Fairlight Road have been moved to the Little Ridge site. Please do not post or fax any prescription requests to the Fairlight Road site as they will not be processed.
**We have now been advised that the gas mains works may not be carried out as originally planned. The closure of the Fairlight Road site will however remain in place due to the complexities of rearranging the clinics and staffing.
The Fairlight Road site will reopen on Monday 4 February at 8.30am.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Patient Participation Group Meeting: The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th February at 6.30pm - venue to be confirmed. For more information please check the PPG noticeboards in our waiting rooms.
The NHS is reducing prescriptions for medicines you can buy in a pharmacy. Find out what this means for you: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/medicines/why-cant-i-get-prescription-over-counter-medicine/
Extended Access appointments outside of normal Surgery opening hours
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering more access in the evenings and occasionally on Saturdays. All of this access will be at the Beaconsfield Ore Surgery site at 21 Fairlight Road*. As a consequence, the main Beaconsfield Road site will now close at 6pm on a Thursday. These appointments are only bookable up to 5 days in advance. Please note that the Surgery and telephones will not be open routinely on Saturdays. Access to the Surgery will only be granted to patients who have pre-booked these appointments. The Surgery will not be open for any other business.
*PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DURING JANUARY THESE CLINICS WILL BE TEMPORARILY HELD AT THE LITTLE RIDGE SITE AS FAIRLIGHT ROAD WILL BE CLOSED.
PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT CONTACT DETAILS. IT IS VITAL THAT WE ARE ABLE TO CONTACT PATIENTS IN A TIMELY AND EFFICIENT MANNER SO PLEASE UPDATE US AS SOON AS YOU CHANGE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER/ADDRESS/NAME, ETC.
Do you want to find out more about local community events and organisations? The East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS) has a comprehensive and ever-growing list of local services, advice and information for families, groups and hobbyists. To find out more, please follow the link: https://www.escis.org.uk/
East Sussex County Council have a useful website which includes local care and support information all in one place. To find out more please go to: https://1space.eastsussex.gov.uk/
During the month of November 2018 130 patients did not attend and did not cancel their appointments. Missed appointments cost the NHS time and money. Please cancel your appointment if you no longer need it so that it can be offered to someone who does need it.
Keeping your balance: reduce your risk of falls. Have you fallen in the last year? Do you have problems with your strength and balance when walking? Do you have a fear of falling? If you answered 'yes' to any of these please call Health and Social Care Connect on 0345 6080191. The adviser will direct you to services that can help to reduce your risk of falling. You do not need to see a GP as you are able to self-refer to this service.
Keep warm and well in East Sussex. In East Sussex there are around 350 preventable deaths each winter. Being cold at home makes underlying health problems worse or even fatal. Being too cold can also increase the risk of trips and falls, stroke or heart attack. Please see the folllowing link for more information: https://warmeastsussex.org.uk/