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IMPORTANT UPDATED INFORMATION

COVID VACCINE UPDATE  

We have now successfully delivered the Covid vaccination program to all our patients within our Horsham Collaborative PCN (and more) held at the Blue Coats venue at Horsham Christs Hospital since December 2020 with Friday the 16th July being our last clinic.

We would like to thank all of the staff who have worked continuously either at the vaccine site or in the surgeries in enabling us to make this all possible for our patients, along with an amazing team of Volunteers, whilst still managing to keep surgery services running.

If you have still  not had your vaccine, there are various local walk in sites that will be able to help you, more information can be found on the Government websites National Bookings system for these locations.

BOOSTERS

As soon as we have guidance from NHS England we will be in touch with all our eligible patients on this next vaccination phase, please make sure that we have your correct contact details.


Livi - new video consultation service - visit LIVI for more information


EMERADE Fact Sheet for patients October 2019 - see Medication Information


Sepsis Awareness - visit Sepsis Awareness


New Registrars at Courtyard Surgery

We are pleased to welcome Dr Hitesh Gadhia and Dr Saif Ali  as our new placement ST3 GP Registrars, they started training at Courtyard Surgery in August 2019. Dr Gadhia will be with us for 6 months and Dr Ali for 12 months.  Both will have the support of the full clinical and administrative team whilst at the surgery. 

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


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.


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 to access the referral form 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 on the changes.

Support & Advice inc. Physiotherapy self referral

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Physiotherapy/Musculoskeletal Self-Referral

If you are suffering from a condition that affects your muscles, joints, or bones, you can now self-refer into NHS MSK (musculoskeletal) services. These include Physiotherapy and Specialist clinics.

Please refer yourself by clicking here to access the referral form or alternatively pick up a paper form from the surgery reception.

If you wish to contact this service, telephone: 0300 303 8063. On calling the service you will be provided with several options which will direct you through to the necessary pathway for referral.


We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

NHS Choices

Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

NHS Choices

Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

NHS Choices

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Thrush

NHS Choices

Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices

For children and young people - advice for parents/carers

Below are some additional help sheets for conditions that have been created specifically for parents and carers

Asthma/Wheeze Advice Sheet (for children and young people aged 1 year and older) 

Bronchiolitis Advice Sheet (for children younger than 2 years)

Diarrhoea and/or Vomiting Advice Sheet (for children younger than 5 years)

Fever Advice Sheet (for children younger than 5 years)

Head Injury Advice Sheet

Sepsis Advice Sheet (for children younger than 12 years)


Find It Out Centre and Youth Emotional Support Service - for teenagers / young adults

Did you know there is a Find It Out Centre in Horsham for patients aged 16-25 looking for: 

  • careers advice
  • education (access to college prospectuses and help with applications)
  • employment and training (how to write a CV or search for jobs or apprenticeships)
  • family and relationships (talk through a personal problem or get advice on sex and relationships)
  • health advice (diet, exercise, drugs and alcohol)
  • housing and homelessness (how to access local housing services)
  • advice on how to get legal help and what to do if you are a victim of crime
  • personal finance and the benefits you may be entitled to
  • access free emotional support from the YES Service

Visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/life/finditout-centres/horsham-finditout-centre/ for more information

Youth Emotional Support (YES) Service - for patients aged 11-18

This is a free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support with their well-being. (Note: The referral must be received before the young person turns 18.)

Some of the things they can support you with include:

  • your mood
  • feeling anxious
  • relationship issues
  • self-injury
  • unhelpful thoughts
  • self esteem
  • sufficient life event
  • anything that might be worrying you.

Visit https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/health/emotional-wellbeing-and-mental-health/youth-emotional-support-yes-service/ for more information - or contact the Horsham Find It Out Centre above for help booking an appointment with YES.


Change - Grow - Live - Drug and Alcohol Support

July 2020 Newsletter


Breast Screening 

West Sussex Breast Screening Service

pdfChoose Well

NHS Choices Health Information

NHS Tools

pdfHealth Advice

Medicine Sick Day Rules

When You Should Stop Taking Your Medication?

When you are unwell with any of the following:

  • Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
  • Fevers, sweats shaking

Then STOP taking the medicines listed here. Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally). If you are in any doubt, please contact us or your pharmacist.

  • ACE Inhibitors: Medicine names ending in 'pril' e.g. lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
  • ARBs: Medicine names ending in 'sartan' e.g. losartan, candesartan, valsartan
  • NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory pain killers e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen
  • Diuretics: Sometimes called 'water pills' e.g. furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide
  • Metformin: A medicine for diabetes

Pan – Sussex Children and Young People and Family Eating Disorder Service launched

They will accept referrals for children and young people age 10 – 18 years old who are resident in Sussex and are registered with a GP in Sussex.

The service will offer comprehensive assessment, treatment and managed discharge for the following

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder including binge eating disorder

The service will operate 7 days a week and you can self-refer by calling 01444 472670 or 07391 010452 (Out of office hours).

Youth Emotional Support (YES)

The YES service offers a voluntary service for young people aged 11-18 years that helps them to identify, acknowledge and work through difficulties they may be facing that are having a negative impact on their emotional wellbeing.

The YES service is aimed at young people aged 11 - 18 years who are finding the challenges of adolescence too much to manage and are presenting behaviours such as:

  • Self harming
  • Low Mood
  • Difficult relationships at home and with friends
  • Anger issues
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeplessness
  • Feeling life is not worth living
  • Disengagement from participation and education
  • Difficulty with eating and weight
  • Concerns regarding Sexual Exploitation

 For further information go to www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk/YES.


Information for Older Drivers

Sussex Safer Roads - information for Older Drivers


Horsham Children & Family Centre

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