NOTICE OF PRACTICE CLOSURES
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Flu vaccination clinics
If you are 65 or over, pregnant, or have certain medical conditions, you are entitled to a FREE FLU VACCINATION at Steyning Medical Practice
We have flu clinics running on: Saturday 21st and 28th September and Saturday 26th October 2019 9-11.30 am (Please book online or via the NHS app if you are eligible)
**PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE, THIS WILL USE UP A VALUABLE APPOINTMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADMINISTER THE VACCINATION AND YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY**
For further information regarding eligibility, click here. For further information about the NHS app, click here.
NEW APPOINTMENT SYSTEM - 1st September 2019
We recognise that it has been difficult for patients to make a routine doctor appointment under our current system. The practice therefore is going to change the system from September to help free up more routine appointment availability. Please click here for further details.
public consultation on mental health plans
People in West Sussex are invited to take part in a public consultation about proposals to improve the quality and safety of mental health services for adults, older people and those living with dementia - Click here for further details.
NEW NHS APP
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use SystmOnline, you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well. Click here for more information.
In line with the new GP contract, we will no longer be using FAX as a method of communication, as of 1st September 2019.
If you wish to contact the practice after this time, please do so by telephone, in person, by letter or sign up to our online service, where you can view your test results, order repeat prescriptions and book appointments. Click here for further details.
armed forces veteran friendly
We are delighted to announce that we are now an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly accredited GP Practice. This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services. This is important in helping ex-forces to get the best care and treatment. If you are ex-forces, please let your GP know, to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.
Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) will soon replace paper prescriptions in GP practices in England. This means that prescriptions will instead be sent electronically by the GP to a pharmacy of your choice. You will no longer be able to collect a paper repeat prescription from the Practice – instead, you will go straight to your nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop. Furthermore, because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you may be able pick it up with no extra wait. We are therefore asking our patients to nominate an EPS pharmacy. Please speak to a member of staff to update your preference. Click here for further information.
GP Improved Access Hubs – We’re here for you, for longer
GP and nurse appointments are now available during the evening up to 8pm during the week and during clinics on a Saturday and Sunday for people across Coastal West Sussex. These appointments may be at Steyning Medical Practice or they may be at a neighbouring GP practice locally. Click here for more information
We would like to thank the 98% of patients who attended their appointments with us in August 2019.
Please think of others when you can no longer attend or need your scheduled appointment. If you cannot attend, please call 01903 843400. You can now also reply to your sms reminder with the word 'cancel'.
Steyning Medical Practice has a new Facebook Page - please like / follow our page to keep up with our latest news and health campaigns.
Our cqc report
Following a recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have rated our services and healthcare provision as 'good'. Click here to see the full report.