Burwash Road SurgeryTel: 01273 411 229
County ClinicTel: 01273 411 229
We provide a range of services to meet the reasonable needs of patients during opening hours; including all essential services for registered and temporary patients, and those needing immediately necessary treatment. This includes treatment, referrals and advice.
If you are aged over 16 and have not been seen by a doctor for over three years, or aged over 75 and have not seen a doctor for one year, you may ask for a health check appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Checks for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease are carried out by our Practice Nurses, who have undergone specialist training and can provide monitoring of your condition, advice on inhaler technique and new medications.
It is very important for women between 25 and 49 to have a cervical smear test every three years, and for women between 50 and 64 to have a cervical smear every five years, for which they will receive a recall letter. The test is carried out by the Practice Nurse.
Childhood vaccinations are important as they protect children from serious illness. Your child will be invited by post to attend for a vaccination.
Vaccination clinics are run on Tuesdays between 10:30 and 12:00. You will be sent an appointment when your baby’s immunisation is due.
If you have any concerns about the safety of vaccination, please discuss them with the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or one of the Doctors.
Our coronary heart disease and stroke clinics are run by our Practice Nurses, to provide monitoring of your condition and medication, and advice on risk factors. They also try to help you to minimise the risk of future problems.
Diabetic checks are carried out by the Practice Nurses, who assess all aspects of your diabetic care.
These clinics are run annually by our Practice Nurses, before ‘flu season starts. Vaccination against seasonal ‘flu is recommended for people aged over 65 and those in “at risk groups”, which includes: anyone over 6 months of age with chest problems; people with chronic heart, kidney and liver disease; the immuno-suppressed; diabetics; pregnant women, and; carers.
We currently have arranged a Saturday morning clinic at Portslade County Clinic on the 29th of September and another at Burwash Road Surgery on the 13th of October. Please call 01273411229 to book your appointment.
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Leg ulcers are monitored and treated by our Practice Nurses.
Some minor surgical procedures are carried out in the Practice. Your doctor will refer you to these clinics when it is appropriate.
We can help if you want to give up smoking. Please ask at reception. Travel Advice and Vaccinations
Our Practice Nurses host a Travel Clinic which offers a full range of foreign travel immunisations, malaria prevention and advice. We recommend making your first appointment about eight weeks before you travel, in case a course of vaccinations is necessary. There is a charge for some vaccinations, and we are happy to advise you on these. More information is available on the “Travel Vaccination” page.
Our Nurse Practitioner is a nurse with advanced training who can provide a wide range of services to patients. She can see, diagnose and treat most routine and acute conditions, and can prescribe medication where appropriate.
Read more about the Nurse Practitioner.
We will no longer offer a private travel service. This means that our receptionists and nurses will send you to a private travel clinic or chemist to obtain vaccines or medications which you are not entitled to on the NHS (such as Yellow Fever and Malaria tablets). The NHS does provide typhoid, Hep A and Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio vaccinations.
We advise you to access the following website to identify which vaccinations and medication you require based on your travel destination prior to traveling. If you require the NHS provided vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse. It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel.
Please bring with you:
Please note that many pharmacies now offer a malaria service online and over the counter without the need for a private prescription from the surgery. Please speak to your pharmacist.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please be aware that medical reports can take up to 4 weeks to be processed.
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