Watch this space! Over the next few days we will be implementing some changes to the website.
We have been chosen as a GP Practice to extract patient data - how does this effect you as a patient. Please click here for more information.
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Please note that we now offer 'same day' appointments for the following day at 8pm the previous day.
An online Patient Survey is open to users of our GP practice, please click on the link.
Our Patient Survey results can be found here
Please note Stanford Medical Centre and Islingword Road Surgery will be closed on the following bank holidays:Monday, 27th August 2018 - Summer Bank Holiday
There will be no Doctors/Nurses or Reception staff available during this time.In case of an emergency please call 0845 145 0121 up to 6.30pm – after 6.30pm please call 111
Please note Stanford Medical Centre and Islingword Road Surgery will be closed from 1pm on Wednesday, 18th July 2018 for Staff training. There will be no Doctors/Nurses or Reception staff available during this time.The surgery will re-open at 8am, Thursday 19th July 2018.In case of an emergency please call 0845 145 0121 up to 6.30pm - after 6.30pm please call 111
Please click here to see our latest CQC Report.
Click here to see our latest newsletter
Please note, we will soon be obliged by NHS Digital, to send anonymised data regarding the number of eMED3 fit notes issued to the Department for Work & Pension (DWP).If you would like to opt out of this data collection please contact the surgery.
For up to date information regarding the new schedules of Meningitis AWCY for school year 13:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx
For up to date information regarding MEN B for babies:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/meningitis-B-vaccine.aspx
For up to date information regarding Shingles and who is eligible:http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/shingles-vaccination.aspx
New course for students dealing with anxiety, at the university. Click here for more information.
We would like to inform you that a new camera controlled car park management system is being introduced at 175 Preston Road car park and will be effective from 1st December 2014
Please see the attached pdf here.
If you need to appeal your parking fine we can provide you with evidence that you were here at the surgery which you can attach to their online form which is available here or you can send this with your appeal in the post.
Please note there are bike racks near the entrance for you to use, if you can come by bike.
We are now offering pre-booked appointments between 8.00 - 2.00pm every weekend and 6.30 - 8.00pm weeknights. If these appointment times are more convenient, please let our reception team know and they can arrange for you to be seen by a doctor during these times.
If you need to cancel one of these appointments at short notice, or when we are closed, please call 07702335868 and leave a message.
This has been made possible through the EPiC project, now underway which is dedicated to improve access to primary healthcare services in Brighton and Hove. For more information regarding this project and how it may affect you, please visit http://epic-pmchallengefund.uk/
This practice will be offering our patients the facility to view parts of their GP medical record online from 1st April 2016.Patients will be able to view this information by logging onto an online account. This will be the same online account which some patients already use to book appointments and order repeat medication.If you are not yet registered to use our online services, Patient Access, please come into the practice with photo ID and an account will be created for you.The practice would like to know what patients think about online services, please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)?EPS is an NHS funded service in England. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the healthcare professional you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.What does this mean for you?If you currently collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.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.You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be more time for your repeatprescriptions to be prepared before you arrive.For more information about EPS visit www.cfh.nhs.uk/eps, or ask your pharmacy or talk to us.
Click here to see how to manage common childhood illnesses
If you are wanting to register with us, please click here for registration details.
The practice provides the services:
If you have not been seen by a doctor for over three years and you are over 16, or for one year if you are over 75, you can ask for an appointment and the doctor will undertake all enquiries and examinations that appear appropriate at the time.
The practice runs a range of services for patients with conditions such as asthma, diabetes and ischaemic heart disease. Patients are encouraged to be actively involved in their own care and the practice offers advice and monitoring together with access to specialist services where appropriate. These conditions warrant an annual review with the nurses.
Arrangements can be made with the local authority for the safe disposal of needles and other sharps for diabetic patients.
The practice undertakes a wide range of minor surgery procedures. Your doctor will refer you if a procedure is considered necessary. Please note that for legal reasons, anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Our midwife Peggy Osborne is here at the surgery on Wednesday and Thursday of each week.
Register your pregnancy with the hospital with the link above and then book in for your first appointment through the nurses reception at the surgery.
To contact the midwives phone 01273 664794 between 10.00am and 4.00pm weekdays or 01273 664794 (Royal Sussex County Hospital - Level 13) at other times.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to 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 will 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 vaccinations are not offered on the NHS and you will have to be seen at the Brighton Travel Clinic. The nurse will advise you.
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).
Please call 01273 506361 for any enquiries relating to the ENT clinic.
The SMC Community ENT (ear, nose and throat) clinic is an NHS service currently running at Stanford Medical Centre. It provides access to a limited number of specialist treatments that traditionally would have been seen in a hospital setting. It is staffed by ENT Hospital Specialists and General Practitioners with a Special Interest in ENT (GPwSI’s) for those living in Brighton & Hove and also Lewes and High Weald areas.
We provide access to ear micro suction, treatment for recurrent nose bleeds and assessment of patients with recurrent tonsillitis. Thresholds for referral to the Community ENT clinic and standards of care provided are the same as Hospital ENT clinics. Patients must be referred to the Community ENT clinic by their GP’s or hospital colleagues.
Microsuction involves a microscope and small suction machine to remove debris from the ear canal. This debris can block the ear (making it difficult to hear) or may become infected. In some patients washing out the ears (syringing)is not appropriate and therefore microsuction is an alternative treatment. The procedure is noisy and can occasionally cause some mild discomfort, but is a safe procedure which helps to remove wax blockages and can treat infections. More severe or recurrent ear infections will often benefit from microsuction to remove the infected debris.
Recurrent nosebleeds are treated at the clinic by simple chemical cauterisation of the bleeding point. This procedure can be uncomfortable so prior to the cauterisation local anaesthetic is often applied to the area. Cautery is usually a very quick procedure and it usually stops (or reduces the severity) of recurrent nosebleeds.
If you are unable to keep your appointment please let us know as soon as possible so that the appointment can be offered to some one else.
Please call 01273 557411 (Option 3, 1) between 10 and 6pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours please call 01273 560111 and leave a message on our answerphone.
The SMC Community Vasectomy clinic is an NHS service currently running at Stanford Medical Centre. We provide a high quality, cost effective NHS vasectomy service in a primary care setting. The vasectomy procedure is available to all patients not just those of Stanford Medical Centre but for all those living within the Brighton & Hove and Lewes and High Weald area.
The vasectomy service is carried out by Dr Ronak Patel who is a member of the British Association of No Scalpel Vasectomists (BANSV).
If you are interested in having this vasectomy procedure please make an appointment with your normal GP and ask them to refer you via Choose and Book or by standard referral letter. Choose and Book is where your GP will offer you the choice of provider and may be able to give you an indication of waiting list time.
Here we aim to offer an appointment within 8 weeks of receiving your referral and the consultation and the procedure are carried out at the same appointment.
Vasectomy is the division of the vas deferens that carry a man's sperm from his testicles. Vasectomy prevents sperm from being added to the man's ejaculation fluid (semen); therefore, he can no longer make a woman pregnant. The sperm containing fluid that is blocked by vasectomy constitutes only 3% of a man's semen volume, therefore, a man will not notice any changes in his semen. Vasectomy is simply an effective, inexpensive, easy-to-perform method of contraception.
No-scalpel vasectomy is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that reduces vasectomy's already low complication rate. The NSV was developed in China by Dr. Shunqiang Li in 1974. Instead of cutting the scrotal skin, the skin is punctured and the vasectomy is delivered with two special instruments. Over 15 million men have undergone the NSV procedure worldwide since 1974. It is rapidly becoming the standard vasectomy technique in the United Kingdom.
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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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