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Opening Times

The surgery is open at the following times.

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Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30 (closed 1pm-2pm)
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30 
Friday08:30 - 18:30 

Weekend  

Please see HERE Improved Access appointments below

HERE Improved Access Appointments

 

This is a pre –bookable NHS service you may have recently been offered an appointment at a Medical Practice to see a GP or other healthcare professional in the evenings or weekends.

 

Evening and weekend appointments are now available to book in  via your practice, please discuss with the reception/booking teams. In order to utilise one of these appointments, you will be required to give consent for access to your notes to both read and add to them. This will ensure continuity and safety despite the likelihood that you will be seen in a different practice by a clinician who is new to you. While the service has just begun, please bear with us while increase the availability of these appointments over the coming months.

 

Appointment times will be between 6.30pm and 8pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 8.30am and 12.15pm.

Hub locations: St Andrew's Surgery, School Hill Medical Practice, River Lodge Surgery and Anchor Field Surgery.

Sunday appointments will be held from St Andrews Surgery Lewes - 9:00am – 12:45pm

Feeling under the weather?

Make your community pharmacy your first port of call this winter

Community pharmacists are able to give you advice about how to use your medicines in a way that fits in with your lifestyle and helps you get the best possible benefit from taking your medicines. They can also highlight any possible side effects and talk to you about any concerns you may have about your medicines. All medicines can be dangerous and so above all your pharmacist is your ‘advocate’ and there to make sure taking your medicines is as safe as possible. Pharmacists are qualified to provide expert advice to help people manage their long-term conditions, or for common ailments such as a bad cough, wheezing, a cold or sore throat. Rest assured your pharmacist will tell you if something needs more urgent medical attention from your GP. They can also provide you with information about leading a healthier lifestyle, such as healthy eating or stopping smoking.

Pharmacies are a particularly convenient and accessible healthcare service as it’s possible to walk into any pharmacy and speak to the pharmacist without an appointment. Many pharmacies have longer opening hours than the average GP practice, and the vast majority have a private consultation area specifically for confidential or sensitive discussions.

About your pharmacist:

There are some common misconceptions about the role of a pharmacist, and the level of training they receive. Let me be clear; your local pharmacist is not just a shop assistant in a white coat! Pharmacists are highly trained and trusted health professionals whose remit goes far beyond simply dispensing medicines. As students they undertake a four year Master’s degree course in Pharmacy that teaches them about the origin and chemistry of drugs, the preparation and formulation of medicines and the actions and uses of medicines.

They then have a year ‘in practice’ during which they work in a pharmacy supervised by an experienced pharmacist, before taking a professional examination. Upon passing this examination they can then apply to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council, and call themselves a pharmacist. However, that isn’t the end of their training. Throughout their career, pharmacists continue to keep their knowledge up to date by undertaking continuing professional development, and many take further formal qualifications.

All of this means pharmacists are ideally placed to provide advice on a wide range of health issues.

What can your pharmacy offer you?

We all know that you can go to your local pharmacy to pick up a prescription, but there is far more on offer.

Community pharmacists are also able to give you advice about how to use your medicines in a way that fits in with your lifestyle and helps you get the best possible benefit from taking your medicines.

Dr Bruce Warner Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at NHS England

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