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Wearing of facemask in Public Settings

We are unfortunately not in a position to provide letters of support for those patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence of exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption directly with the person questioning them.

Covid-19 - Face Masks/Covering

In line with NHS England guidance, all patients and visitors will be required to wear a mask or face covering when attending the practice.  

Due to limits on the amount of PPE we have available we are unable to provide masks to patients and visitors.  

Thank you for your co-operation.

VENUE CHANGE: Memory Moments Café at Newick Village Hall

Know Dementia have been working in collaboration with HWLH CCG to make sure people living with dementia and their carers can access support in their local community as part of the Golden Ticket pilot. We help make a real difference to the lives of people with dementia and their carers by offering: support  & advice, Memory Moments Cafes, well-being activities and raising awareness in the community.

Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges facing the UK today, costing more than cancer, heart disease and stroke combined. Given the relatively high numbers of frail elderly in the CCG area, the management of dementia is a growing concern for HWLH CCG. Therefore the CCG has supported Know Dementia to set up Memory Moments Cafes at: Ringmer, Peacehaven, Buxted, Uckfield and Crowborough. Everyone is welcome, especially those with memory problems and their family supporter. Some of the aims of the Cafes are to provide an opportunity to chat, to develop carer support networks and offer information and advice to those living with Dementia and their carers.

Our patient’s local cafe is at Newick Village Hall every Tuesday, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

The café provides support for persons living with dementia and their carers enhancing well-being through advice, information and activity.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

(HAYWARDS HEATH AND DISTRICT)

Our group has a strong membership which meets every four month at The Dolphin Practice in Haywards Heath to hear experts from the field of Cancer Research, and Treatments, including Palliative Care.

The group has a regular attendance of about 60 men and their partners who are keen to share their experience with men newly diagnosed who find it very helpful at a time of high anxiety and stress. 

We have a telephone helpline and a well used website which give dates of support group meetings as well as useful information on prostate cancer:

 http://www.haywardsheathprostate.org.uk/

For more information please contact Peter Barton, Chairman, Haywards Heath and District Prostate Cancer Support Group. Tel: 01825 722169. 

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.

Medical students - training

Twice a year we will have a medical student at the practice for a four week period, during which they will observe all areas of general practice under the supervision of Dr Rajan or Dr Sri.   This will provide them with the essential work experience they need in general practice.

Smoking Cessation

One You East Sussex are providing Smoking Cessation clinics at Newick Health Centre on a Tuesday afternoon, if you wish to stop smoking and would like support and information along the way, please contact reception to make an appointment.

The practice continues to offer services for health management, as follows:

Ante-natal & Post Natal           Asthma

Cervical Screening                 Childhood Vaccinations

Cryotherapy                          Diabetes

Minor Surgery                       Phlebotomy

Travel                                  Warfarin

Well Women/Well Man

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