Wearing of facemask in Public Settings
We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcement around the use of face masks in various 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.
New GP Partner
The Partners are pleased to advise the recruitment of a new partner to the practice, Dr Eva Larsson will be joining the practice on Monday 3rd August 2020, Dr Larsson will be working on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
The majority of patients registered with Dr Amy Nunn will be transferred to the list of Dr Larsson, some patients, approximately 100, will be transferred to the list of Dr Narasimhan. This is to ensure a fair split of patients between the partners.
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.
Dr Zoe Nunn & Dr Amy Nunn
Following our earlier announcement, we advise that both Dr Zoe Nunn & Dr Amy Nunn have now left the practice to prepare for their new life in New Zealand.
We are sure our Patients, along with our Partners and Staff wish them and their families every happiness on their adventure.
Those patients previously registered with Dr Zoe Nunn have been transferred to the care of either Dr Jenny Andrews or Dr Ragu Rajan.
We are currently in the process of recruiting a GP Partner to join our team, once recruitment is complete, patients previously registered with Dr Amy Nunn are be transferred to the care of our new partner. In the meantime, care for those patients will be shared amongst the current partnership.
Departure of Dr's Zoe & Amy Nunn
It is with sadness that the partners announce that Dr's Zoe Nunn & Amy Nunn will be leaving the practice, they are planning a new life in New Zealand, with their families.
They are expected to leave us in June. We all wish them both every happiness with their exciting plans and thank them for their hard work and commitment to the practice and to their patients.
We are currently advertising to recruit a new doctor to join our team.
We welcome Dr Jenny Andrews as a new partner of the practice from 3rd June 2019. Dr Andrews will be taking a list of patients currently registered with others members of the Partnership.
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:
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.
Minor Injury Units
If you experience an injury which is not serious, go to a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) rather than an A&E department. There are two minor injury units within our area, both of which are open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
Uckfield Hospital - 01825 769999
Victoria Hospital, Lewes - 01273 474153
Minor Injury Units can treat: sprains and strains, broken bones, wound infections, minor burns and scalds, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites, minor eye injuries, injuries to the back, shoulder and chest. There is not usually a long waiting time to be seen in a minor injury unit.
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.
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
Minor Surgery Phlebotomy
Well Women/Well Man
Please let us know of any suggestions, ideas or comments you have regarding the services offered by your practice.