NHS ENGLAND MESSAGE TO PATIENTS (Re data extractions via HSCIC)
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone. This information along with your postcode & NHS no: but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you. YOU HAVE A CHOICE. If you are happy for your info to be used in this way you do not need to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this happening please ask for a leaflet at reception or go to www.nhs.uk/caredata
SOME PATIENTS ATTEND A&E WHEN THEY DONT NEED TO PLEASE SEE IF THE FOLLOWING INFO WILL HELP BEFORE ATTENDING:-
FIRST TRY THE GP SURGERY:- 773089- IF WE ARE CLOSED HERE ARE OPTIONS:
If we are closed & your child is unwell please try the following link for advice http://brighton.sensecds.com/
Pop up clinic also available for unwell patients on Sat & Sun- held at Portslade County Clinic (Old Shoreham Rd, Portslade BN41 1XR) hrs between 9.30am & 1.30pm until the end of March 14.
Fracture 'walk in clinic' at RSCH on Sat & Sun.
Call Out of Hours 111 for advice.
Locally for us you have the Brighton Walk-in Centre, located at the Brighton Station Health Centre, Aspect House, 84-87 Queen's Rd, Brighton, 8.00am-8.00pm seven days a week, 01273 203058.
Finally, for minor ailements remember your local Pharmacy could well offer a quick solution.
A&E departments - Important info-
There are over 21 million attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) departments each year.
A&E departments assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should only visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, such as:
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
If an ambulance is needed, call 999
If it is not an immediate emergency call NHS 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can provide medical advice and advise you on the best local service to offer the care you need.
CLINICAL SOFTWARE CHANGE - END OF APRIL 2014
Please bear with us if you contact the surgery at the end of April we will be swapping system software and things will be slow for a while. Thanks.