IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL 3 SITES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1PM ON WEDNESDAY 17 JULY FOR A TRAINING EVENT. WE WILL BE COVERED BY THE OUT-OF-HOURS SERVICE FOR THE AFTERNOON. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
CHANGES TO THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM FROM 1ST JULY 2019
PLEASE RING 01424 755355 AND SELECT FROM THE NEW OPTIONS BELOW:
RESULTS LINE (11AM-1PM ONLY) OPTION 1
LITTLE RIDGE SITE: OPTION 2
FAIRLIGHT ROAD (ORE SITE): OPTION 3
BEACONSFIELD ROAD SITE: OPTION 4
Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) work with the NHS, especially in GP surgeries, to help steer NHS treatment by using the experiences and evaluations of NHS patients.
Patient Participants use lived experience to influence the way patients are treated by GPs and medical professionals. The week also promote the work of the National Association of Patient Participation,(NAPP), which allows patient participation groups to work together nationally.
For more information please follow the link: https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-patient-participation-week-2019/ and see the 'Have you say' tab at the top of this page for our own group information.
Our Patient Participation Group recently helped organise one of a series of events in the town where Dr Elena Mucci, Consultant in Elderly Care, spoke about 'Avoiding Frailty in Older Age'. These events were extremely successful and donations amounted to over £500.00. The PPG members presented Dr Mucci with the cheque for her chosen charity, Friends of the Conquest, last week. There are hopes that these events may be held again in the future due to their success and popularity; please check back as we will advertise these events on our website and our PPG noticeboards at each site.
Hastings Observer article
The PPG Survey results are now available to view. Please follow the 'Have Your Say' tab for further details.
Sunscreen and sun safety
Advice for adults and children on sunscreen and sun safety in the UK and abroad.
Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. Sunburn does not just happen on holiday. You can burn in the UK, even when it's cloudy.
There's no safe or healthy way to get a tan. A tan does not protect your skin from the sun's harmful effects.
Aim to strike a balance between protecting yourself from the sun and getting enough vitamin D from sunlight.
Fore more information on sun safety please follow the link: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/sunscreen-and-sun-safety/
Local Community information can be located at the bottom of this page. Amongst other things, you can find information regarding local mental health recovery and social prescribing on the following link https://www.southdown.org/welcome-site
Hastings & Rother Rainbow Alliance
Hastings & Rother Rainbow Alliance is an organisation working to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBTQI+) community in Hastings and Rother. Established in 2003, HRRA supports the local community and works in partnership with other organisations supporting members in running a variety of social and support groups. For more information please see the attached weblink:
FREE TASTER ART SESSIONS
First Floor Community Rooms
Warrior Square GP SURGERY
ST LEONARDS ON SEA
Starting 7th June 2019
Every Friday 10 am – 12.30
No experience necessary just bring enthusiasm and let the creative journey begin!!
Painting, Mark Making, Clay Work, Collage, Singing and more…
To Book Speak to your GP or Community Connector www.artsonprescription.org
ARTS ON PRESCRIPTION CIC IS A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION PROVIDING CREATIVE ACTIVITIES, REMINISCENCE AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING WORKSHOPS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Hastings Community Network (HCN) locality networking event – Ageing Well in Hastings and St Leonards
Hastings Community Network (HCN) is one of eight Locality Networks supporting community resilience across East Sussex. These networks share a common purpose which is to share information and resources, build relationships and collaboration, provide opportunities for mutual support and learning and strengthen community based services.
The next Hastings Community Network (HCN), Ageing Well in Hastings and St Leonards, will be held on the morning of July 17th 2019.
This event will bring together community, voluntary, independent and public sector practitioners who have an interest in ensuring that Hastings and St Leonards develop opportunities that are relevant to community needs /wants and involves local people, across generations, at all stages of the process.
Your contribution to the morning would be really valuable and there will be plenty of time set aside to network with the around 70 people that are likely to attend.
To book a FREE place follow this link: https://hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk/events
To see the outcomes of past networks, including the January event around Social Prescribing, follow this link: https://hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk/hcn
CHANGES TO CLINICS: FROM 2 MAY 2019 THE MAIN SITE AT 21 BEACONSFIELD ROAD WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAYS ONLY FROM 2.00PM. ALL ENQUIRIES (IN PERSON & BY TELEPHONE) WILL BE DEALT WITH AT 21 FAIRLIGHT ROAD. THE FAIRLIGHT ROAD SITE WILL BE OPEN 2PM-6.30PM EVERY THURSDAY.
Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection.
Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Early symptoms of sepsis may include:
- a high temperature (fever) or low body temperature
- chills and shivering
- a fast heartbeat
- fast breathing
For a comprehensive guide to sepsis, it's symptoms and causes, please follow the link to the NHS.UK at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis/
From April 2019 we will be holding walk-in clinics for these injections at the Fairlight Road site on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings only between 8.30am and 9.00am with the Healthcare Assistant.
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 are now offering more access in the evenings and occasionally on Saturdays. All of this access is at the Beaconsfield Ore Surgery site at 21 Fairlight Road. 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.Improving Access
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else. Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments through patients failing to attend without informing the surgery it has become necessary to implement the following policy:
If you fail to attend for 3 appointments with a doctor or a nurse you may be removed from the practice list and be requested to find an alternative practice.
175 patients failed to attend their appointments in June 2019 and did not cancel, so these were wasted appointments. Please ensure you cancel your appointment if you no longer need it so that it can be offered to someone who does need it.