Those with established heart disease, or who are at special risk of developing it, are offered a thorough assessment by Dr Stocks, who has wide experience in this field. ECGs and all relevant blood tests are performed in-house, and we have direct access to many sophisticated tests which are normally only available after seeing a hospital Consultant.
These clinics are run by Dr Stocks, Sister Amanda Pragnell with support from one of our healthcare assistants.
This service, provided by Dr B C Bhaskaran, Sister Amanda Pragnell and Sister Tracy Bonner covers all aspects of care for the majority of our diabetic patients. Full regular check-ups (including eye examinations) and detailed monitoring are offered. The clinic includes an on-the-spot dietitian and chiropodist, and the highest standard of care is ensured by regular audit and close liaison with the hospital department.
Minor Surgery is carried out at Old Town surgery. Small operations can be performed under local anaesthetic, whilst warts and other skin lesions can be removed by freezing. See your doctor first.
Sister Amanda Pragnell runs our respiratory clinic together with Sister Jess Reina. We offer treatments for newly-diagnosed asthmatics, both adults and children, a detailed assessment, and those already on treatment regular reviews to ensure the best possible control of their condition, plus follow-up care and review for our COPD patients.
Our healthcare assistants offer comprehensive advice and follow up for patients wishing to stop smoking, including nicotine replacement therapy.
3 Year Check
We are happy to offer those patients between 16 and 74 years who are well and rarely consult the doctor an opportunity to have a health assessment by the healthcare assistant once in 3 years.
If you are 75 years of age or over an annual assessment is available. Ask the receptionist for a ‘ Well Person Check ‘
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination ('Flu Jabs)
Sessions are held between September and November each year. Times are advertised well in advance at the surgery. Places on the sessions are booked in advance.
We recommend ‘flu vaccination if you are:
- aged 65 or over
- suffer from heart or lung conditions
- have any chronic disease
- a carer
- a poultry worker
Dr Natasha Hinves and Dr Matthew Williams runs dermatology clinics at our sister surgery in the Old Town of Bexhill. Please see your GP for a referral.