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Coronavirus Vaccine latest information - 

Although there has been news that GPs are 'gearing up' to give the new vaccine as far as we have been told there isnt one available as yet & we have no idea when it will be released. As soon as we have been given the information we will start to call eligible patients in. We ask that you DO NOT RING us to try and book, or see if eligible, or when we will be running clinics as we will post here and on facebook as soon as we know any more details.

Breaking News

Dr John Rivett will be leaving us in December this year after 27 years a GP here.  He is retiring (I know doesn't look old enough) and we are hoping to let all his patients know who will be taking over their care very soon.  He will be greatly missed by all here and the wider health community - especially for his lead work in diabetes across Hastings and Rother and the local resource & educational website he helped found for healthcare professions which has yet to be matched in quality by its replacements. 

For Information 

Contrary to some press and internet stories most GP Surgeries have never stopped seeing patients.  From day 1 we continued to see patients in the surgery for assessment, review and treatments if face to face appointment was indicated.  We have transformed the way we work to enable more patients than ever to be helped by rapidly replacing carpets with vinyl to allow more rooms to be opened to face to face appointment.  We offer telephone, video, email consultations and yes we still do home visits.  Front door triage ensures all patients having to attend are a safe and distanced as possible and leave by other doors to the front to avoid crossing paths.  We clean down after EVERY patient.   At no time since the start of this pandemic has anyone been away from surgery duty unless annual leave, or shielding and this is a testament to the dedication of amazing team from Patient Administration dealing with over a thousand calls a week; our Nursing Team working tirelessly seeing their regular patients for dressings, injections, blood tests and urgent patching up;  to Doctors who have had to adapt overnight to using technology to continue to see patients in a different way and using their skills and knowledge to try to best help those in clinical need.  With the measures we have had to put in place we have managed to avoid bringing Covid-19 into the surgery and been able to maintain and expand our services to our patients.   Whilst Covid-19 is still a threat we will continue to telephone triage ALL patient facing appointments,  and on entry to the surgery go through the protocols of temperature, recent travel, cough or loss of sense of taste or smell & ask that you wear a face covering because we already know that most people attending the surgery are already ill or at risk and we will try to do everything to ensure you are protected whilst in our care.

ALL patients attending the Surgery for their pre-booked appointment will be asked to wear a face covering or mask in line with the latest advice.

New Patient Registration

Martins_OakTo register as a patient first check that you live in our practice area which includes Battle, Netherfield, Mountfield, Telham, Catsfield and Crowhurst.

It does not include Sedlescombe, Ninfield, Hastings, St Leonards-on-Sea, Dallington, Brightling or Robertsbridge.

To register with our practice you would need to bring proof of your ID and a current utility bill or similar as a proof of your address. You can register rest of your family at the same time. If you have your NHS cards that you received when you registered with your previous GP please bring them in, if you cannot find these, we can supply registration forms.

All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.

Your Usual Doctor

Following changes in GP services in England, patients are registered with a particular "named" GP in the practice.  Patients can express a preference to see any GP but need to understand that if they want to see a GP urgently, they have to accept whoever is available, unless they choose to wait for a routine non-urgent appointment with their preferred GP.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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