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Pavilion Surgery2-3 Old SteineBrightonSussex, BN1 1EJTel: 01273 685588
Sometimes it can take a bit of time for your medical records to arrive at the practice. This important appointment ensures that we have all the essential information about you and your health so we can continue any on-going treatments or medications you may need.
If you have recently registered at the Practice please be sure to speak to reception about booking a new patient appointment with your GP. If necessary your GP will refer you to have a health check with the nurse.
You can come and see your GP anytime during your pregnancy if you have questions, need advice or treatment. You will also be supported by the community midwives team. You can register your pregnancy online at Your Pregnancy - Book Care with Us or contact the midwives team directly at the Tarner Childrens Centre, Ivory Place, Brighton, BN2 9QE, Telephone: 01273 296700
Once you have given birth it is important to get your baby registered with the practice and book in for a 6-8 week postnatal check for you and baby. This can be booked at any time by ringing main reception. Where ever possible, we try to arrange a mum and baby’s first postnatal check appointment at the same time as their first immunisation appointment.
For more information on what is involved in a postnatal check follow this NHS link:
What happens at your 6 - 8 week postnatal check?
This clinic is run by our Nurse Natalie Geraghty. Speak to reception for further details on booking in your child immunisations.
For more information on immunisations please visit the NHS Immunisation Information website
If you are a patient who has asthma, you will be invited annually to come to the practice for an asthma review with the nurse. However you can phone us at any time to book an appointment with a GP or Nurse to discuss your condition or to review your medication.
For more information and support visit the Asthma UK website
If you are a Diabetic patient you will receive a yearly invite for an appointment to monitor your condition. This will be an appointment with a nurse who will run tests and checks related to your condition, then followed up with and appointment with either Dr Martin, Dr Herford or Dr Hooley. However you can phone us at any time to book an appointment with a GP or Nurse to discuss your condition or to review your medication.
For further information and support visit the Diabetes UK website
These appointments can be booked with main reception
For more information on family planning and fertility visit Fertility UK website
Our GPs offer special advice to anyone with contraceptive problems - in total confidence.
If you are taking oral contraception you will need to have Pill Check appointment with the nurse every 6 months, this can be booked through reception.
We do offer coil fittings at the practice, this is done as part of our Family Planning clinics held on Wednesday afternoons. Speak to reception to arrange an initial telephone discussion with our family planning GP Dr Gersten.
For more information please visit the NHS website Your Contraception Guide
Women are invited to have cervical smears every 3 years if they are aged between 25-49 and every 5 years if aged 50–64. Recall letters for smears are sent centrally by the NHS and by the Practice.
Smear appointments can be booked with the practice nurse through reception.
Cervical screening is one of the best ways to protect you from cervical cancer, for more information visit the NHS website page via this link Cervical Screening
If you have certain medical conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Thyroid function issues etc. We will send you a letter yearly to invite you to have an annual review of your condition. This appointment will be with a nurse in the form of a general heath check. When you receive your review invite please contact reception to book your appointment.
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions, having an NHS Health Check helps find a way to lower this risk. This appointment can be booked with a nurse through main reception.
For more information follow this NHS link NHS Health Check
Sometimes it maybe that it is not necessary to discuss a medical issue with a GP and our Nurse Practitioner may be able to help you if you have
We have two First Contact Physiotherapists based at the surgery on Tuesday 9am till 1pm (Sophie) and Wednesday 8.30am till 12.30pm (Vicky). These appointments can be booked through main reception this is a list of medical issues they can support with;
If you want some help and support with stopping smoking you can book an appointment with Nurse Natalie through reception.
For more information on stopping smoking please visit the NHS Giving Up Smoking website.
Our baby vaccination clinic is run by our Nurse Natalie Geraghty. Speak to reception for further details on booking in your child immunisations. Here is a basic guide to a baby’s immunisation schedule;
Type of vaccination given
6 in 1 vaccine
Men B (1st dose)
6 in 1 vaccine (2nd dose)
Rotavirus vaccine (2nd dose)
Pneumococcal (PVC) vaccine
6 in 1 vaccine (3rd dose)
Men B (2nd dose)
Hib/Men C (1st dose)
MMR (1st dose)
Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine (2nd dose)
Men B (booster dose)
3 years 4 months
MMR (2nd dose)
4 in 1 pre-school booster
2 – 3 years (yearly)
Nasal Flu vaccine
All baby immunisations must be give no less than 4 weeks apart
For more information on immunisations please visit the NHS Immunisation Information website or you can arrange an appointment with Nurse Natalie to discuss any questions you may have.
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Vaccine
What is it for?
The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections that can lead to pneumonia, blood poisoning (sepsis) or meningitis.
Who should have the vaccine?
The pneumonia vaccine is available on the NHS for those who are at higher risk of serious illness from a pneumococcal infection:
· Adults over the age of 65
· Children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition.
The Pneumonia vaccine for people 65 and over is a one-off vaccination. This vaccine is not given annually like the flu jab and can be given at any time of the year. Anyone eligible can ring main reception to book for this vaccine.
Information source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pneumococcal-vaccination/
The Flu vaccine is safe and effective vaccine that is offered every year by the NHS to help protect people at risk of flu and its complications.
The Flu vaccine is available on the NHS to people who:
· Are 50 and over
· Have certain health conditions
· Are pregnant
· Are in long-stay residential care
· Receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
· Live with someone who is at high risk from coronavirus
· Are a frontline health or social care worker
The Flu vaccination is given yearly between September – March, we will contact you to let you know when and how you can book for your Flu vaccination at the surgery or to provide details of walk-in clinics if available.
Information source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you do go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter. Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash which in some people the symptoms can be severe and long lasting.
You can have the vaccine if you are:
· Aged 70 – 80 years old
The shingles vaccination is not available on the NHS to anyone over the age of 80 because it seems to be less effective in this age group.
When you are eligible you can book your shingles vaccine through main reception at any time of year.
Information source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/shingles-vaccination/
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form, then contact us to book your appointment with the nurse.
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability. With certificates, forms and letters payment can be taken on collection. If you are booking for a private medical we do request payment at time of booking, the reception team can advise on payment methods.
Pavilion Surgery Practice Charges
for non-NHS Reports and Medicals
Medical Examinations and reports
Full medical and report £150
Report, no examination £100
Taxi, LGV and PCV medicals £130
Certificates, forms and letters
Holiday cancellation Insurance claim £30
Driving Licence photograph countersignature £20
To Whom It May Concern letters £20
Private Medical Certificate £10
Medical Pro-forma for Shotgun/ Firearm license £75
Travel Abroad and vaccinations
Hepatitis B vaccinations-course of 3 at £35 each £105
Pavilion Surgery February 2020
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