Our Alcohol Consumption Questionnaire is a short survey which enables us to assess your alcohol consumption rate and offer any necessary advice.
In the unfortunate event that someone passes away, you must get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor in the first few days. This is necessary to register the death. If you need support with a bereavement, we can recommend some useful local services such as Cruse (https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/contact-your-local-branch/) and Brighton and Hove City Council have lots of services available, which you can fine here: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/woodvale-crematorium-and-cemeteries/bereavement-support-resources
If you are a carer for someone please let us know - we may be able to help you. There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. We have also included further information to help carers on our Useful Websites and Telephone Numbers page.
The PHQ-9 Depression Assessment Questionnaire is an easy-to-complete survey which has been validated for use by your Doctor to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment. It can also be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression.
The Living With Hearing Loss website is full of resources for those who have or know someone with hearing impairment.
Quitting can be difficult, but if you want to stop smoking then there is plenty of support available to you. These websites have more information about Local Services and NHS Choices to help you if you are thinking about quitting. You can also book an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants who have been trained to help you with Smoking Cessation.
You can find out more about the immediate health benefits of quitting smoking on the NHS website, which explains how your mind and body will feel better the sooner you stop smoking and lists 10 health benefits to stopping smoking. These include: breathing more easily; giving you more energy; feeling less stressed; better sex and improved fertility; younger-looking skin; whiter teeth, and; keeping your family safe.
We no longer offer a private travel service, which means that we will direct you to a private travel clinic or chemist to obtain any vaccines or medications that you are not entitled to through the NHS (e.g. Yellow Fever or Malaria tablets). You can ask your local Pharmacist about their online and over-the-counter services (e.g for malaria) that can be obtained without a private prescription from the Surgery.
The NHS does provide typhoid, Hep A and Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio vaccinations. If you require NHS-provided vaccinations prior to your journey, you will need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before you travel. Please bring the following things with you to your appointment:
- A list of the countries and areas within countries that you are visiting
- A list of any previous vaccinations you were given at private clinics, and the dates they were given
- Anything advised on the websites below for your intended destination(s)
These websites will tell you which vaccinations and medication you require prior to travelling to your destination:
The NHS Tools website contains lots of tips on how to stay healthy, including apps to help with health eating and exercise techniques.
The Health Information website is a helpful way to identify a condition and find out what kind of treatments are available for it.