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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.


Bank Holidays

Please ensure you prepare in advance for Bank Holiday closures and request your repeat prescriptions in good time. When we are closed you can call 111 for all non-urgent enquiries or attend the walk-in centre at the Station Plaza, Station Approach, Hastings. For any urgent matters, eg: chest pains, breathlessness, etc, please attend A&E or dial 999.

Beaconsfield Road, Fairlight Road and Little Ridge sites will all be closed on Monday 27th of May.


A volunteer from 1066 Country has been named in the New Year’s Honours for her tireless work helping those suffering from a debilitating condition.

Margaret Wells, a Beaconsfield Road patient, was nominated for a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to people with colitis and Crohn’s disease.

For more information on this story please follow the link to the Hastings Observer website: https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/unsung-heroes-in-1066-country-honoured-in-new-year-s-honours-list-1-8757380


We are increasing our 'Open Surgery' and 'pre-bookable' appointments across our sites for a trial period. Please telephone the Surgery for further information.


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/


B12 Injections

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


Cancellations

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.

129 patients failed to attend their appointments in April 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.

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