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May Bank Holiday Opening Times:


 Saturday 5th May

Monday 7th May

Open from Tuesday 8th May as normal


Please ensure you have ordered your repeat medication in plenty of time before the bank holiday weekends.


If you have an urgent health problem

that cannot wait until the Health Centre

re-opens, the out-of-hours service NHS 111 will be available to offer help and advice.


To access this service please ring: 111 and you will be put through to an operator who will take your details and offer you advice or pass your details onto an on-call doctor.

FREE Blood Pressure Check - New self-service machine at Newick

Newick Surgery now has an easy to use Blood Pressure machine. No need to book.  The Health Monitoring machine also measures your height, weight and BMI.  It is self-service, so no need to book an appointment.  Just pop in and ask at reception for a token.  


Minor Injuries and Urgent Treatment Centres

Crawley Urgent Treatment Centre, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH 01293 600300 ext 4141

(24 hours, 365 days a year, including Christmas Day)

Minor Injuries Unit, Uckfield Community Hospital, Framfield Rd, Uckfield TN22 5AW 01825 745030

(08:00 – 20:00, 7 days a week, Christmas Day opening times: 09:00 – 15:00).

Minor Injuries Unit, Lewes Victoria Hospital, Nevill Rd, Lewes,

BN7 1PE 01273 474153

(08:00 – 20:00, closed Christmas Day).

If you require emergency medical attention call 999 or attend your local A & E departments:-

Princess Royal Hospital – Haywards Heath

Royal Sussex County Hospital - Brighton

Community pharmacy opening times

Christmas and New Year 2017

Trading name

Address 1

Address 2

Address 3



Mon 25th

Tue 26th

Mon 1st

Boots the Chemists

23-25 High Street



01273 515837




Boots the Chemists

14 Eastgate Street



01273 474003




Chappells Pharmacy

Saxonbury House Surgery

Croft Road



01892 668457




Lloydspharmacy (Inside Sainsbury's)

Newhaven Harbour

The Drove



01273 515072




Morrisons Pharmacy

Pine Grove



01892 664625




Tesco Instore Pharmacy

Bell Farm Road


TN22 1BA

0345 6779689




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.


In return:

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


  • by e-mail
  • by post

 You can contact The Patient Group via:

 Mr Paul Ramsay

The Chair

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


Nevill Road                                                                 

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


Framfield Road                                                           

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 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.   





Opening Hours

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

Repeat Prescriptions

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



 High Weald Lewes and Havens CCG


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