Summer's on the way - and so is our SUMMER HEALTH EVENT!
Come and meet our pharmacy and surgery staff at our informal Summer Health Event on Thursday 24th May 1pm-3pm in the Buxted surgery waiting room. There will be lots of information about looking after yourself and your family this summer. Come and chat to us and pick up some handy tips and help sheets. If you're unable to come on the day please use the links below for information on related topics.
Skin Cancer https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/non-melanoma-skin-cancer/
Hay Fever https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hay-fever/
Foreign Travel Advice www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
PLANNED MERGER WITH MANOR OAK
We are planning to merge Manor Oak with the Buxted and East Hoathly Medical Centres in the near future. Please be reassured our standards of care will be maintained and patients will be able to continue to access all services currently provided.
The merged practice will include all of the existing boundaries and no patient will have to register with another practice.
Each surgery will retain its own identity and same staff base and while each surgery will retain its own telephone numbers we will have a single telephone and IT system so patients will have a greater choice of being seen at either of the three sites.
Please be assured that your NHS registration will not be affected – you will not have to re-register as a result of this merger.
Comments boxes have been provided at all three sites for patient feedback.
Our new partner
Dr Sarah Perry will become a new Partner in the practice from May. She will continue to work on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; mornings at East Hoathly and afternoons at Buxted.
New Ear Microsuction clinics
Patients with a history of ear problems - operations or perforations (holes in the eardrum) - are now able to be treated at Buxted Medical Centre. Dr David Wright and Dr Sarah Perry have recently been accredited to perform ear microsuction which may save patient visits to the hospital Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Department. Ask reception for more details.
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.