Courtyard Surgery, London Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1ATTel: 01403 330320
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.
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.
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 PatientsDid 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 ServicePlease 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.
Courtyard Surgery offers The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).
It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
At this time, we ask patients to use this service as much as possible - it means that you can go straight to your nominated pharmacy to pick up your prescription, rather than having to come to the surgery first.
Please click here for more information
Please click here to download a Patient Nomination Request and take to your pharmacy today.
Repeat prescription requests can be hand delivered or posted to the surgery. Please use the request slip attached to your previous prescription. To avoid errors we do not take telephone requests for prescriptions.
Alternatively you may order online via the link at the top of this page. To order repeat prescriptions online please register for Systmonline by downloading an application and bringing it into the surgery with photographic ID.
Allow 5 full working days for your prescription to be processed, i.e. prescription requested Thursday should be available for collection the following Thursday. If you would like your prescription posted to you please include a stamped addressed envelope. Some local Pharmacies provide a collection and delivery service.
Please note that a review date may appear on the bottom of your request slip. If this is present, you must see your doctor before this date if you require a repeat prescription.
Prescription turnaround time is 5 full working days and can be collected on a Saturday morning. Please allow extra time at holiday periods i.e. Easter, Christmas etc.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Over the Counter Medications - information for patients
WHAT IS A MEDICATION REVIEW?
A medication review is an opportunity for you to discuss your medication and ensure that you are getting the best from the medicines that are prescribed for you.
You can speak openly about any concerns you may have about your medicines and the person conducting the medication review will listen to you. A record of the meeting will be added to your medical notes.
Your regular GP will be informed of any medication changes agreed by you at the meeting.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING A MEDICATION REVIEW
How to get the most out of your medicines:
When is best to take them
How do I take them
Are there any medicines or food that I should avoid taking whilst on these medicine
How long do the medications need to be taken for
What do I do if I have any problems
What do I do if I forget to take a tablet
You will have the opportunity to find out more about your medicines:
Why are you taking them
How do they work
What are the common side effects
What monitoring do I need
You will have the opportunity to discuss your condition with a trained professional:
Education around the condition and best management
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR MEDICATION REVIEW:
You may need to have a blood test or have your blood pressure taken before your review. You will be informed if you need to prior to your appointment.
Be aware of regular medications being taken
All medications bought from the pharmacy – over the counter, herbal and vitamin supplements
Discuss medications you no longer take
A new letter and information sheet has been produced for patients by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). There has been a further alert issued with regards to the activation of some Emerade pens. The surgery has recently contacted all patients with a fact sheet about Emerade. Below is a link to the new information released on 3rd October 2019.
Emerade Information Sheet
If you have any queries about your Emerade pens, please do not hesitate to contact your pharmacy or the surgery.