Clinics & Services
The practice nurses provide essential additional services to the healthcare we offer by carrying out the following:
Disease Management clinics
- Coronary heart disease
Family planning Health
Health Promotion Clinics
New patient registration checks
The surgery also provides ECGs, spirometry, anti coagulation monitoring, ear syringing and all contraceptive services.
Appointments to see the nurses or health care assistant may be booked at reception.
As well as assisting the practice nurses, the healthcare assistant is responsible for:
- Blood pressure checks
- Blood tests
- Wound dressing
- Suture removal
- Anti-coagulation monitoring
All our doctors are on the East Sussex Brighton and Hove Health Authority’s approved list for Maternity Services. Care is shared with the hospital consultant and our attached midwife.
Most of your ante and post-natal care will be carried out either in the surgery by your doctor or at The Children's Centre in Malling Community Centre, Malling by the midwife.
You will see the consultant and have any necessary scans at Victoria Hospital. Most babies in this area are delivered at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but some from this Practice are born at home.
Children's development checks
These are provided at regular intervals by the doctors, health visitors and the practice nurse. The screening checks monitor growth, development and the wellbeing of children.
It is very important for children to be immunised against childhood ilnesses. If you have any questions about immunisations, please discuss them with your doctor.
You will receive an appointment when your child’s immunisations are due.
Cervical smear tests
Available to all women and performed by the doctor or practice nurse. These are normally performed every three years but more frequently in certain cases.
Disease management clinics
These include clinics for asthma, hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease.
An asthma nurse specialist holds a weekly clinic for asthma sufferers. Patients are either referred by one of the doctors or invited to attend as part of a routine review of medication.
Patients with diabetes are monitored by the doctor and practice nurse at regular intervals in order to prevent long term complications of the illness. A diabetic nurse specialist holds a monthly clinic at the surgery.
Flu vaccinations are usually given annually in the autumn to those groups of patients who may be at risk, such as the elderly or those suffering from heart or chest conditions. If you feel that you need a flu vaccination, please discuss it with your doctor.
Certain procedures can be undertaken at the surgery and are arranged after an initial assessment by your doctor.