Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Fitzalan RoadTel: 01903 735200
Wick SurgeryTel: 01903 716664
Blood Test Clinics
Blood Tests Clinics are held in the mornings Monday to Friday. If you have been directed by your doctor to have a blood test, please make an appointment with reception. Please remember to bring the relevant form with you. Blood tests are also available at Worthing and St Richard's hospitals if your need is urgent. A Warfarin Clinic is held at Littlehampton Health Centre Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00. We do not take blood tests on under 16's please contact reception for the relevent contact details.
Specimens are sent to the hospital each day. If you are asked to bring a specimen in, please ensure that we receive it before 12:00 to ensure it is taken to the hospital by hospital transport
Cervical Smear Tests
Our practice nurses run a weekly clinic and can also offer early morning appointments for workers at 08:00.
A diabetic nurse holds a regular clinic for diabetes sufferers
An asthma nurse specialist holds a regular clinic for asthma sufferers. Patients are either referred by one of the doctors, or invited to attend as part of a routine review of medication.
Chronic Disease Monitoring Clinic (CDM)
This annual review clinic is for patients who have one of the following conditions: coronary heart disease, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, strokes, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, COPD and mental health problems. You will be sent an appointment by the surgery to see our healthcare assistant who will carry out basic checks. You will then be made an appointment to see the nurse or the doctor if necessary. If you are unable to attend the appointment please telephone 01903 735226.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
These clinics are run by our Smoking Cessation Nurse and are held weekly. Please ask at reception for information or to book an appointment.
Advice leaflets can be obtained at reception.
Family Planning Advice
Our practice nurses are qualified to give family planning advice. (Please note that the practice now offers a coil and contraceptive/implant insertion service.) Patients needing emergency contraception should telephone the surgery and will usually be given an appointment within four hours.
Child Health Checks & Immunisations
Our doctors and health visitors offer health checks and the practice nurses give immunisations. Your child will be sent an appointment by the surgery.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. They are now situated at Angmering Medical Centre 01903 775758.
Did you know you are entitled to a free flu vaccination if you have any of the following chronic conditions?
Or you are:
Please ask at reception for an appointment.
Pneumococcal Vaccinations Patients over 65 or those deemed to be at risk will be invited to receive this vaccination to protect them from pneumonia.
Shingles vaccines are currently being offered to patients aged 70, 78 and 79. You will be sent a letter inviting you for an appointment.
Minor Illness Clinic
This is a nurse-run clinic, held every weekday morning.
Fitzalan Medical Group also offers extra services to all our patients, which include:
For access to any of these services please ask at reception or telephone the surgery on 01903 735200.
Should you require travel vaccinations we advise you contact the Sussex Travel Clinic on:
* Hove: 01273 749100
* Worthing: 254774
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Asda Ferring 01903 540100 and Boots Chemist in Worthing Tel 01902 207106
If you would like Malaraia tablets, these can be purchased by contacting the pharmacy at Sainsburys, Tesco or Asda to arrange an appointment.
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.
Hepatitis B vaccines (course of 3 injections and blood test-
payable in advance)
PLEASE NOTE THAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED AT YOUR GP'S DISCRETION
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