Welcome to Pavilion Surgery
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme
Across Sussex the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. We have been offering more than 80,000 appointments a week and in the last two weeks we have increased the number of available appointments by more than 10,000 a week. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.
We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with Pavilion Surgery Brighton, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
See more about the vaccination programme in Sussex, including the vaccination services: COVID-19 vaccinations - Sussex Health & Care Partnership (sussexhealthandcare.uk)
A letter to our patients...
A letter to the patients at Pavilion Surgery
How to stay well this winter
Covid-19 Vaccination status for travel (COVID PASS)
A patient’s ‘Covid-Status’ (whether they are vaccinated or not) will be new functionality that will be added to the NHS App from 17 May. This new functionality will not be activated or provided by the Practice
For more information on how to get your Covid-Status follow this link for the current Government advice:
NHS Covid Pass Information
Or to download the NHS app follow the link below:
NHS App - Online Services
Mental Health Awareness
If you think you are struggling with mental health do not suffer in silence, we are here to help you. You can contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with your GP, we consider mental health just as important as physical health and will always try and get you the help and support you need when you need it.
If you need urgent help for your mental health you can use the NHS link below
Where to get urgent help for mental health - NHS
You may need urgent help for mental health for many different reasons. Some people call it a crisis, an emergency or a breakdown. It's important to know that support is available, whatever you're going through.
Current Practice information
We require ALL patients to wear a face covering when visiting the Practice, unless medically exempt. This is to protect you, other patients and our staff.
Can I come to the Surgery?
WE ARE OPEN - DO NOT DELAY YOUR CARE
Our doors are open, however we are currently asking patients not to attend the practice unless they have a pre-booked appointment with a clinician or it has been agreed that they can attend for another reason. This is to reduce the risk to patients and staff and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are grateful for your cooperation and understanding at this time.
How do I book an appointment?
- Online – if you have set up a patient access account there are Face-to-Face appointments available online to book using this method, click here to access online services. If you do not currently have an online account, please contact the reception team who would be happy to help you set this up.
- By Phone – you can call the practice on 01273 685588 between 8am and 6.30pm, one of our receptionist will help you book the right appointment for your medical needs.
Currently due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, you will be offered a choice of appointment either Face-to-face, Telephone Triage or Video Consultation appointments are available. If you choose to have a telephone or video consultation with your GP they may arrange a follow up face to face appointment with you if they feel it would be more beneficial for you to be seen in person.
Extended Hours Service - A service to make GP and Nurse appointments at evenings and weekends is now available. See the Extended Hours Service page for details.
For more details on appointment types and further booking information please refer to the Patient Handbook.
How do I request my prescription?
All prescriptions generated at Pavilion Surgery are done so using the Electronic Prescribing System (EPS). This means that you prescription gets sent directly to a pharmacy of your choosing for processing and supplying you with your medication. You can either contact the practice to let us know where you would like your prescription sent or ask a local pharmacy to nominate you directly, this nomination can be changed at any time.
Unfortunately we do not accept prescription requests over the phone or by email at the practice.
You can order your prescription through the following methods;
- Dropping off a request – There is a prescription request box located outside the surgery just to the right of the main entrance, a request can be place in there at any time. Your prescription request must have your name, address, date of birth and the names of the medications you require.
- Calling POD (prescription ordering direct) – This is a free NHS service you can call to order prescriptions over the phone. Call 08081 647 678, Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 16:00 (excluding bank holidays).
- Ordering online - – if you have set up a patient access account you can order prescriptions using this method, click here to access online services. If you do not currently have an online account, please contact the reception team who would be happy to help you set this up.
Please allow at least 48 hours for your prescription request to be processed
How do I get my test results/check on referals?
You can call reception to receive test results or check on the status of a referral. We do ask that, where ever possible, patients call after 3.30pm with these types of queries. This is to allow time for your results to have returned and be reviewed by your GP, it is also a time when our phone lines are less busy.
All tests take different amounts of time to be processed so check with the clinician who is preforming your test as to how long you should wait before requesting results.
A new means to check on your Imaging referral - If you have been referred for an X-Ray, CT or Ultrasound but have not been contacted about a date, time or place for the appointment yet, there is a service who will help. See the BSUH Imaging Booking dept page for more details.
How do I request/collect forms, letters and certificates?
To request a form, letter or medical certificate from your doctor you have several options;
- Phone Reception – you can explain to one of our reception team what it is you need and they will arrange the best option for you to get this. This could be in the form of sending a message to your GP or arranging for a telephone consultation to discuss your needs.
- E-consult – we have a new option available to patients who have administrative requests in the form of an e-consultation. The link to this is located in the banner at the very top of this page.
We are currently asking patients not to attend the practice unless they have a pre-booked appointment with a GP or it has been arranged for them to attend for another reason. At present during the current COVID-19 pandemic we are posting the majority of paperwork to patients. If this is not suitable to you please either discuss this with your doctor during your consultation or ring reception to discuss alternative means of getting items to you.
Latest News on COVID-19 Coronavirus
What are the Symptoms?
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have any of these symptoms, get a test to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result.
How do I get a test?
All details of the different ways you can get a test for COVID-19 are available on the Government website you can click on the link below for details;
Information on the Vaccine
Click on the links below for up to date advice and guidance from the government and the NHS on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme;
- Book a Coronavirus Vaccine – you can only book a vaccine once you have received an invite from the NHS, they will contact you directly when you are eligible for your vaccination.
Other Useful information/links
Advice and Support
Please find some useful support advice and telephone numbers to help manage anxiety and worries you may be facing during the COVID-19 outbreak:
We have been provided with the Emotional and Psychological Survival Guide created by the Red Whale team at the University of Reading on March 19th 2020:
Here are some other available resources:
We are here for you
Thank you for your patience
During this period we are experiencing an exceptionally high volumes of calls from our patients and we do appreciate your patience whilst waiting to get through. The demand for appointments has also drastically increased during the current situation, we want to reassure you, our patient’s health and medical needs are our highest priority and we will always do our best to provide the help you need.
Serving You - Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care - Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Pavilion Surgery Brighton Practice Leaflet And Patient Handbook
These documents contains a summary of information about the Practice's staff, services, procedures and some general medical advice. It will download to your computer as an MS Word document.
Patient Handbook and Practice Leaflet
Privacy Notice – Direct Care, (routine care and referrals): How we use your data.
Please read this Privacy Notice to learn how the Practice will use Patient Identifiable Data according to the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It describes the requirements of General Practice, what data is collected and your options for opting out of the collection on the Practice Policies page.
The Pavilion Surgery will be closed on the dates:
Monday 27th December - All day - Christmas Bank Holiday
Tuesday 28th December - All day - Boxing Day Bank Holiday
Please ensure any prescriptions you require have been obtained before this date. For information on services open during this period please see the Opening Times pages and view the "Practice Closures" and "When we are closed" tabs.
A list of Pharmacies which are still open for business on bank holidays can be found on the NHS England (South) Pharmacy page.
Buy common medicines without a prescription
For short-term conditions, over the counter medicines will no longer be prescribed from August 2018
The local CCG has decided that we can no longer prescribe some common medicines which you can buy at your local pharmacy or supermarket shop without a prescription. This is quicker for you and frees up NHS resources for people with serious health problems. Some of these medicines cost just a few pence.
Examples of what can be purchased without a prescription are:
- Allergy medicines
- Simple pain killers like paracetamol and ibuprofen
- Sore throat, cough, cold and flu medication
- Anti-diarrhoea medication
- Rehydration salts
- First aid kit including plasters and bandages
Brighton & Hove CCG - prescribing / self-care advice
Warning: Buying medicines online
Medication sold by unregistered online pharmacies could be out of date, diluted or fake. For the UK Register of regulated Internet Pharmacies, visit:
Pharmacy regulation - UK Register of Internet pharmacies
For more information visit the NHS advice page: NHS.UK - Internet Drugs
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