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ADVICE FROM NHS ENGLAND - Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (WN-CoV) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. The symptoms of the virus are very similar to that of most flu-like illnesses and usually include:

  • Feeling tired
  • Difficulty breathing
  • A high temperature
  • A cough

 Advice to travellers returning from China and specified areas

Travellers returning from Wuhan and Hubei Province, China

 If you have returned from Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
  • Call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel

 Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus

 If you get a cough, high temperature or you feel short of breath, continue to follow this advice. Do not leave your house.

Travellers returning from other parts of China and specified areas

 If you get a cough, high temperature or feel short of breath within 14 days of returning from:

  • Other parts of China, including Macao and Hong Kong
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia

 You should:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
  • Call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel

Please DO NOT attend the practice. Our reception team have been instructed to ask patients who contact the practice requesting an appointment with these symptoms about their recent travel history to ascertain whether or not it is appropriate for them to be invited into the practice.

Further information and advice about Wuhan coronavirus can be found at:

  • Flu Clinics 2019 - visit Flu Clinics for more information

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 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.

Young People - Health and Advice

Useful Websites

Youth Emotional Service

Sexual Health

This means protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy

Sexual health is all about making sure you are safe and happy and that you only do what you want to do, when you are ready for it.

If you have sex without a condom, the odds of catching a STI are quite high.

You can’t tell by looking at someone whether they’ve got an STI. These infections don’t always have any symptoms so you might not even know if you've caught something. You then run the risk of not getting treatment and of passing it on to others.

You only need to have unprotected sex once to get an sexually transmitted infection or pass one on. So if you’ve only had sex once, you could still be infected.

The more sexual partners you have, the more at risk you are. This is true whether you have more than one partner at the same time or at different times.

The surgery has self testing kits for chlamydia available in the downstairs toilets.You can pick up a kit and do a self test without seeing a doctor or a nurse

Visit for more information and clinic times

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