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We are improving access to appointments

From 01 October, GP and nurse appointments are now available during the evening and at the weekend for people across Coastal West Sussex.

This means that urgent appointments are available up to 8pm during the week, and during clinics on a Saturday and Sunday.

This aims to improve access to GP appointments and help local people to get the help and support they need.

The service is run by Innovations in Primary Care (IPC), a not-for-profit company owned by local GP practices.

The appointments will be available at local GP access hubs, run from GP surgeries, and they will be both routine and urgent appointments with a doctor, nurse or healthcare professional.

The teams will see new illnesses when you urgently need to see a health professional, and offer planned appointments such as family planning and smear tests that can be hard to arrange whilst at work or when you are caring for family or a loved one.

IPC has been running the MIAMI clinics in Adur and Worthing for the last three years, which has offered a very similar service, offering help for ‘Minor Injury Assessment & Minor Illnesses’.

These clinics have been successful and helped local people to access the help they need outside of normal opening times.

We hope that this roll out of the hubs across the whole of Coastal West Sussex will mean that all patients registered with a GP practice in our area can benefit.

You book into the GP access hubs by ringing either the Coppice Surgery or Angmering Medical Centre , and you may also be offered an appointment at one of the hubs at the weekend if you call NHS 111 for urgent health advice and support.

The hubs may be at your GP practice or they may be at a neighbouring GP practice locally in the community around you.

The teams will have access to your medical records with your consent, and any care they provide will be added to your notes so your GP practice can continue any ongoing care.

When to worry & Self Care

When to worry

Pls see http://www.whenshouldiworry.com/resources/Booklet_England.pdf

The battle against flu and colds

This leaflet has been jointly published by PAGB and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

The battle against flu and colds leaflet (full colour version)

The battle against flu and colds leaflet (black and white version – prints more clearly on non-colour printers)

How to manage pain

The British Pain Society: Click here to download

Hayfever – Are you treating it right?

Click here to download

Pain Toolkit Calendar 2012

The Pain Toolkit calendar 2012 is packed full of tools and simple reminders to support day to day pain management. Download the calendar here.

Caring for Bairns: A self-care guide to childhood ailments

NHS Shetland has produced an updated version of PAGB’s ‘Caring for Kids’ leaflet for local use.

Click here to download

 



 
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