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Little Common SurgeryTel: 01424 847575
Old Town SurgeryTel: 01424 739420
*** ON LINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE ***
To minimise the risk for both patients and staff, please do not come into the Surgery to make an appointment. Please make appointments via the telephone.
Please be reassured that all Clinics are continuing as usual at present.
DR J GONZALEZ
Sadly Dr Gonzalez has retired from General Practice on 31 March 2020. He gave the Practice over twenty years of loyal and dedicated service. He will be greatly missed by both patients and staff. We wish him a long and happy retirement.
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:
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.
Those with established heart disease, or who are at special risk of developing it, are offered a thorough assessment. 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 Nathan Bailey, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant.
This surgery provides cervical smears which are run by our nursing team.
This service covers every aspect of care for the majority of our diabetic patients. The clinics are run by Dr Hyongyu Cho and our nursing team. Full regular checkups (including eye examinations) and detailed monitoring are offered.
The highest standard of care is ensured by regular audit and close liaison with the hospital department.
Dr Gonzalez has scheduled appointments for Joint injections. The Nursing Team offer appointments for Liquid Nitrogen treatment, and minor operation excissions may be performed by prior arrangement.
All these are offered following a referral by your own GP.
Sister Amanda Pragnell runs our respiratory clinic together with Verity Ball one of our healthcare assistants. 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.
Sue Currie, Verity Ball and Vicki Jennings our healthcare assistants offer a comprehensive advice and follow up for patients wishing to stop smoking, including nicotine replacement therapy.
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 sssistant once in 3 years.
The Well Woman Clinic offers an opportunity to see a woman doctor for a gynaecological problem.
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination (‘Flu Jabs)
Dr Matthew Williams and Dr Natasha Hinves run dermatology clinics at the surgery. Please see your GP for a referral.
Sexual Health Clinic
Dr Gonzalez, together with one of our Health Care Assistants, run a Sexual Health Clinic giving advice. Prescriptions and contraception including, the pill, emergency contraception, long term hormone implants and intrauterine devices. They will also give advice on sexually transmitted infections
Testing for Hepatitis B and HIV is also available.
The clinic is for pre-booked appointments.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a Travel Questionnaire and return it to the surgery. The surgery will them make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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