Notice for patients regarding road closures
As some of our patients may already be aware of, there are some major gas works planned during the summer holidays which will affects roads near to the Practice. From Monday 23rd July, there will be two-way traffic lights and road closures affecting London Lane and Broad Street in Cuckfield, with diversions in place. We have been assured by SGN (who are managing the roadworks) that patients will have full road access to the Practice, the same as the local residents will have.
However please can patients allow some extra time for travelling to their appointment at Cuckfield site as we suspect the roads will be busy and there will be delays.
Notice to patients regarding Travel Clinics
Please be aware that our Travel Clinics will cease from 9th July 2018
Travel Clinics Notification
Patients can now self refer to access physiotherapy
From April patients can now self refer to the MSK physiotherapy service, by clicking on the link below:
PSA - Have you been thinking about getting a PSA Test?
An article by Dr Sarah Steely
Closures for Staff Training 2018 / 2019
Please be aware that both Practices will be closed from 12.30pm on the following dates for staff training:
- Tuesday 1st May 2018
- Wednesday 11th July 2018
- Tuesday 11th September 2018
- Wednesday 21st November 2018
- Thursday 10th January 2019
- Wednesday 27th March 2019
When the Practice is closed, you can access urgent medical assistance by telephoning 111.
National Shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine.
There is currently a nationwide shortage of the Hepatitis B vaccine and NHS England and Public Health England have produced a patient leaflet which is attached here, which provides patients with advice.
GP Service - Extended Access Survey 2017
The local Clinical Commissioning Group would like to find out more about your views on extending access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends.
By completing the survey you have the opportunity to tell us:
- How likely you are to use GP appointments in the evenings and weekends
- The kind of services you might want to use in the evenings and at weekends. .
- Whether you would consider alternatives to face to face consultations
Please click here to go to the survey
If you have any queries regarding this survey please contact the Primary Care and Community Development Team at NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG/NHS Crawley CCG on 01293 600300 x4138 or send an email to: HSCCG.Primary-Care@nhs.net
Detailed Coded Patient Record
Wouldn’t it be great if you could look at your GP records online?Well, you can! You can also book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery and order repeat prescriptions online. You can already see some of the information in your GP online records, including your medications and allergies. As of 1st April 2016, you will be able to see even more. This will include illnesses and immunisations. Each GP surgery will make this information available at different times, as their computer systems become ready.
For more information on this and to read about your Detailed Coded Record go to:
Patient Information Leaflets
Online Services getting started
Online Services what you need to know
Cuckfield Medical Practice Patient Information Leaflet on Detailed Coded Record Access
The secret GP's diary: 'The headache has gone. We both breathe a sigh of relief'
A British doctor tells of the ups and downs of the working week, from a patient aggressively demanding antibiotics to praise from a relieved mother. To read the article go to: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/19/gp-diary-nhs?CMP="share_btn_tw
You can now contact your GP online
Please go to our home page and you can contact one of our GPs by using the online form.
Our Saturday morning surgery is changing
As of Saturday 7th November we will be alternating the venue for our Saturday morning surgeries with another local GP Practice.
Our Saturday clinics will continue every week, however the location will change. We will be at the Vale Surgery one week, then Dolphins Surgery the week after, then alternating from this date.
For more information on our Saturday surgeries see the clinics and services page.
Getting Sickness Sorted This Summer
Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG have made and published monthly podcasts presented by Dr Laura Hill. The podcast compliments the ‘over the counter’ campaign that encourages people to self-care (where possible) with medicines bought over the counter, at a pharmacy. To go to the podcast please click here
Well done to all those who participated in the making and eating of cake!
Cuckfield Medical Practice and The Vale Surgery would like to say a huge thank you to our PPG and staff who baked and sold delicious cakes and to the patients who came in and ate them via their kind donations.
We all raised a brilliant £296.49 for Macmillan
NHS England National Patient GP Survey Results - January 2016
NHS England have published the results of this years GP Patient Survey. For more information and to be able to view our results, click here
Patient Participation Report 2017/18
Each year we join with our Patient Participation Group (PPG) and review the year to see if we met our actions from the previous report and our objectives for the year just passed.
2017-18 Patient Participation Enhanced Service Report
Summary Care Records (SCR)
The NHS is changing how patient information is stored and shared in England, to provide better care for patients. SCRs provide healthcare staff treating patients in an emergency or out-of-hours with faster access to key clinical information. We will be providing you with more information over the coming weeks and will be offering our patients the chance to come down and speak to us about Summary Care Records.
If you would like to know more, please click on the links below for more information:
NHS Choices Information on Summary Care Records
Summary Care Record Leaflet
Example of how your Summary Care Record may be used
Friends & Family Test Results - June 2016
Between the 1st and 30th June 2016 144 patients completed our Friends & Family test online. 95% of our patients were happy with their consultation / patient experience and 94% said they were extremely likely, or likely, to recommend us to their friends & family.
Winter Diarrhoea & Vomiting Bug
So named because it is more common in winter, but can occur all year round. Caused by Norovirus, it is the most common cause of stomach bugs (Gastroenteritis) and is highly contagious - affecting all age groups.
Onset may be sudden and the main symptoms are:
+ Nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting
+ Watery diarrhoea and mild abdominal cramp
+ Mild fever
You may be infectious (carrying the bug) up to 48 hours before you have symptoms. If you have any of the above symptoms PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE GP SURGERY, A&E OR A HOSPITAL as you will be likely to spread the bug to others.
If you are worried about any of your symptoms please call 01444 458738 and ask the surgery for a Telephone call. For more information on this bug please see our Newletter Autumn 2014