We will be Closed on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st November for staff training.
We will close at 1.30pm and will re-open again on Wednesday morning. If you need a doctor urgently whilst we are shut, please ring NHS111 who will be able to assist you. For all other queries, please ring on Wednesday.
Mid Downs Medical Practice - Patient Reference Group
We aim to:
Contribute to the Practice’s decision making, ensuring patients’ needs, concerns and interests are represented.
Continue to support a relationship between the patients, carers and surgery staff, both administrative and clinical.
Communicate healthcare information that may affect the community in the future.
Provide practical support for patients.
The Practice will consult with our members when they are discussing future service development and provision.
So what can you do?
Give us your contact details and we can consult you about how changes at the Practice may affect you.
We may conduct surveys from time to time and these will involve different age groups.
Please help us by responding promptly.
You could become part of our patient group giving as much or little time as convenient to you. It could even be an hour a month or less.
Why are we doing this now?
Because the NHS has been and is going through many changes, with the aim of providing a better Health Service for patients.
So it is very important that we hear your views
You can contact The Patient Group via:
Mr Paul Ramsay
Patient Participation Group
Mid Downs Medical Practice
Ordering Repeat Prescriptions via the website
Please register with Patient Access services to be able to order prescriptions via our website. You will need to visit the surgery with your ID to fully activate your online access. When you are registered with Patient Access, you will be able to book appointments online too.
If you have any queries please ring the reception team on 01825 722272 and they will be happy to help.
Text Message Reminders
This GP Practice sends text message reminders to our patients. You can receive information by text message on your mobile phone regarding appointments and your health care.
Dr Galan - leaving Summer 2017
Sadly Dr Galan is leaving us this summer and will be moving away to Wales with her family.
She has been with the practice for over twelve years, most recently as our Senior Partner. She will be sorely missed by her patients and staff. We wish her and her family all the very best in their new venture.
Dr Samantha Watts will be taking over the care of Dr Galan’s patients.
You can now book routine GP appointments online via Patient Access. Visit reception with ID and get your login details. You can also use Patient Access to order your repeat medications.
Please see details below of Minor Injury units who may be able to assist with minor injuries whilst we are closed.
If you have a minor injury which needs attention, please use one of the minor injury units based at Lewes, Uckfield and Crowborough hospitals. Their details are as follows:
Lewes Minor Injury Unit - Tel. No. 01273 402504
Open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week
VICTORIA HOSPITAL LEWES
Lewes BN7 1PE
Lewes Xray Unit opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm
Uckfield Minor Injury Unit - Tel. No. 01825 745030
Open from 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week
UCKFIELD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Uckfield TN22 5AW
Uckfield Xray Unit opening hours: 9am – 4.30pm Mon to Fri, 12pm to 6pm Sat/Sun
If you are experiencing chest pain or breathing difficulties please ring 999 for urgent medical attention.
The Health Help Now web app can be found online at healthhelpnow-nhs.net and is free to everyone who lives and works in East Sussex. It functions like a mobile phone app and helps people check their symptoms and find the best place for treatment – showing which services near them are open. It will help people to know when to go to A&E, and when not to.
It breaks down symptoms by age – baby, child, teenager, adult and older adult. This is to make it easier for people to find the right treatment for them.
Health Help Now has been developed with input from local GPs, hospital doctors, paramedics and other health professionals. It is thought to be the most detailed and sophisticated local NHS web app in the country.
'Not QUITE an emergency' social media campaign featuring Dom Joly
The NHS across Sussex has just launched a new campaign with comedian Dom Joly to raise awareness of when to use the 24-hour NHS111 helpline this winter.
Dom has used his trademark 'Trigger Happy TV' style of comedy and an undercover film crew to prank the public in village, town and city centre locations across the Sussex to create a 'Not QUITE an emergency' campaign film for the NHS. To watch the video please use the link below:
Care Quality Commission 'CQC' rating 'GOOD' in all areas
We have recently received our report following our inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in February 2015. Please see a full copy of the report under 'Further Information'. We are really pleased and proud to have achieved a 'Good' rating in all areas inspected by the CQC. The inspection is very thorough and all of the staff and clinicians at the practice work hard to adhere to best practice guidelines, policies and procedures. Thank you for all the positive comments and feedback we received from our patients during this process.
Friends of Newick Health Centre - Public defibrillator available at Newick Health Centre
Mr Peter Todd - Secretary of the Friends of Newick Health Centre - has arranged for several defibrillators to be available in Newick. There is now a public defibrillator stored near the front doors of Newick Health Centre which anybody can access in case of emergencies - whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive. Our thanks go to the Friends of Newick Health Centre for their generous contribution to the safety and welfare of the villagers.
Free NHS Health Checks
The NHS Health Check programme is for adults in England aged between 40 and 74.
If you're invited for an NHS Health Check you'll be offered a series of routine tests that
will help identify your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and type
2 diabetes. You'll then be given advice on what action you can take to lower your risk
and improve your chances of a healthier life. For example, making changes to your diet
or becoming more active. We will be inviting eligible patients over the next few
months but if you are interested in attending for a check please speak to the reception
team to book an appointment.
Summary Care Record - your Summary Care Record will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have.
Healthcare staff who can see your Summary Care Record:
- need to be directly involved in caring for you;
- need to have an NHS Smartcard with a chip and passcode (like a bank card and PIN);
- will only see the information they need to do their job; and
- will have their details recorded.
Healthcare staff will ask your permission every time they need to look at your Summary Care Record. If they cannot ask you, for example if you are unconscious or in certain circumstances such as a court order, healthcare staff may look at your record without asking you. If they have to do this, they will make a note on your record.
Note - this is different to Care.Data
For further information including how to opt out of the Summary Care Record click on 'Summary Care Record' in our further information section or visit website:
Out of Hours - 6.30pm - 8.30am: If you need urgent medical attention please ring 01825 722272 and your call will pass onto the out-of-hours service for their advice.
Alternatively ring the out-of-hours service directly by ringing:
111 between 6.30pm to 8am Monday to Friday, weekends and Bank Holidays,
01845 145 012 between 8am and 8.30am Monday to Friday
and you will speak to the out-of-hours service directly. They can arrange for you to be seen by a doctor if necessary.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
(Site updated 21/11/2017)