We know that many of you are keen to self manage where possible but aren't always sure where best to get your information from. So, we would like to develop a self care strategy for our practice. Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) already displays information in the reception area at Buxted on selected topics.
We might include a self care area on this website which you can access to get info and also find links to useful websites and leaflets to help you when appropriate, rather than seeking an appointment.
We would also like to know of any other ways you might want information about health and long term conditions, that we do not already offer, such as via YouTube or educational talks. The link below gives access to very useful information on common complaints eg sore throat, strains and sprains and the common cold
Patients are invited to read our newsletter which also gives information on our Awareness Displays over the winter months.
Winter Newsletter 2018
You may find these links useful for the current display which is all about Sight and all about Hearing
https://www.eshrc.org.uk/ http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/ https://www.eastsussexblind.org/ https://deafblind.org.uk/
Help and advice from our Pharmacy Manager
Nick Humby joined the team earlier this year as our Pharmacy Manager. He will work every weekday except Wednesday when our Superintendent Pharmacist Bridget will be here. Nick has a wealth of experience and can give lots of help and advice on minor ailments and medication.
Appointment reminders by phone proving a big success
Fewer appointments are being lost following the introduction of our new SMS text messaging service linked to the appointment system. Patients are being reminded to keep their appointment or are contacting us to change those that are no longer convenient. This means a more efficient system with fewer missed appointments and better availability for those trying to get an appointment.