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FLU SEASON 2018 - visit Flu Clinics

Important Announcement

Following our announcement in 2017 regarding Riverside Surgery moving premises to Courtyard Surgery, this is no longer taking place and Riverside will be remaining at their current premises on Worthing Road.

As such, Courtyard Surgery will no longer be joining with Riverside Surgery. Although this is a change in the original plans, we have, as part of future proofing, 7 new rooms that will be for our patients. 

We are continuing all of the services that we currently offer and will be employing more doctors and other health care professionals to make the most of the additional capacity and strengthen our clinical team.

With more rooms and staff available, we anticipate improving our services with the capacity and ability to look after our patients.

We would like to thank you for your patience.


New Physician Associate at Courtyard Surgery

We are delighted to be welcoming a new healthcare professional to our primary care (GP) team.

Shannon Rosine is a US trained Physician Associate (PA) with considerable clinical experience, working in both emergency departments and a health centre linked with a correctional facility. Shannon is also a Teaching Fellow in Physician Associate Studies at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, training PAs for the future.

For more information, visit Latest News on our website.


New Registrar at Courtyard Surgery

We are pleased to welcome Dr Chris Lander, ST1, to the practice for 4 months as part of his GP training.  Dr Lander will work under the supervision of Dr Brydie and the clinical team whilst at the surgery.

Courtyard Surgery has been approved as a Training practice for GP registrars from the Mid Sussex GP Training Scheme.

Physiotherapy Self-Referral for Patients
Did you know you can now refer yourself to physiotherapy at Horsham Hospital for musculoskeletal conditions? Please refer yourself by clicking here or alternatively pick up a paper form from the surgery reception.

Horsham Hospital Blood Service
Please click here to see change in opening times for the above blood test service from 01 June 2017. Click here for more information.

Don’t Get Flu, Get Vaccinated

From September 2018, we are encouraging people at greater risk from the flu virus to get a free flu jab from their GP.  

Flu is a highly contagious infection that anyone can catch, and it can be really serious for some.  People at most risk include those aged 65 or over, pregnant women, and those with health conditions such as severe asthma, chest or heart complaints, and diabetes. 

The flu vaccine changes every year to fight the latest strains of flu, so even if you had a jab last winter you need another one this year.  The jab doesn’t contain the ‘live’ virus so it cannot give you the flu.

If you’re in any of the ’at risk’ groups, the flu jab is completely free, and is a safe way of protecting you and your family in a matter of minutes.

This year, there are two different injections for patients - one is for patients aged 65 and over and the other for patients aged 18-64. For more information please visit: NHS UK FAQ - FLU

There is also an annual nasal spray flu vaccine is available for all children aged 2 and 3 and 4 years (born between 1st September 2014 - 31st August 2016). Not only is it needle-free (a big advantage for children), the nasal spray works even better than the injected flu vaccine in children.

It’s quick and painless – just one squirt up each nostril will mean your child is less likely to become ill if they come into contact with the flu virus. Flu can be very unpleasant for children. They have the same symptoms as adults – including fever, chills, aching muscles, headache, stuffy nose, dry cough and sore throat lasting up to a week. Some children develop a very high fever or complications of flu such as bronchitis, pneumonia and painful middle ear infection. They may even need hospital treatment.

Simply contact reception to arrange a convenient appointment and get vaccinated. It’s quick, safe and free for those most at risk from the flu virus.

For more information, speak to your GP or local pharmacist, or visit www.nhs.uk/flu.

Flu Jab Facts

  • The flu jab can’t give you flu
  • The flu jab is perfectly safe
  • The flu virus changes, so you need a flu jab every year
  • If you’re pregnant, the flu jab doesn’t harm your unborn baby. In fact it can protect your baby from flu for the first few months of life
  • The flu jab also protects against swine flu
  • The flu jab isn’t just for older people – pregnant women, those with health conditions, carers, and those with weakened immunity should all get the jab
  • The flu jab protects people of all ages

Flu isn’t just a cold, it can be a really serious illness.

 
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