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Noticeboard contents : Flu vaccinations, Text Messaging for appointments, On-Line access, 'Live Well, Feel Better' and Giving up smoking

  • Please note that our flu vaccinations are now in stock so please contact us if you are eligible and would like to take advantage of this.
  • On-Line access. Please see links on the Home Page for more details about on-line access for Appointments, Repeat Prescriptions, access to your Patient Records and access to test results.
  • Live Well, Feel Better - for more details see the link on the home page

 Life Well Feel Better

  • Free Health Checks for all patients aged 40-75 - If you would like to benefit from a free Health Check please contact us. Health Check surgeries will be running from January.

  • ‘Do you want to give up smoking?  Have you been thinking about quitting?  If so, do you know that you can get access to your local stop smoking service who have a proven track record in helping people to stop smoking and stay stop.  If you are interested in giving up or need any advice on the best way to do so why not ring the surgery on the number above and ask about the how you can access the service locally near you’

Latest News

River Lodge and Anchor Field - Appointment System Upgrade

November 2017

From the beginning of November 2017 we will be trialling a new appointment system. Please be prepared for our Reception Team to enquire as to whether you are requesting an appointment for an on-going condition, that you have previously seen a GP about, or a new condition. If it is a new condition, you will be added to our duty Doctor’s telephone list. They will phone you back and, where necessary, book you an appointment.

What the future plans for the Lewes Surgeries means for your medical records.

As you are hopefully already aware the three surgeries in Lewes (School Hill Medical Practice, St. Andrew’s Surgery, and River Lodge Surgery) are in the process of merging to become one healthcare provider. This is to increase the capacity that all three surgeries have to go on providing high quality care to you and the residents of Lewes and the surrounding area. This process is going to culminate in us all being in one building, however the process of merging has already begun and will continue to do so in phases. As part of this we will be beginning to share the work we do across the three practices. Initially this will be the administrative side of things e.g. processing referrals to hospitals or other service providers, managing prescriptions requests, booking appointments, etc. In time, you will also be able to book appointments to see healthcare professionals from the other practices too.

In order to achieve this, staff from the other two surgeries may need to access your medical records. Staff at all surgeries already have strict rules about how we access patient’s medical records and only do so if it is to facilitate providing health services to their patients. When we do so we all are legally bound to adhere to a strict code of confidentiality. This is to ensure that you can trust us with your information. Any breach of this is treated very seriously. Staff at all the surgeries will continue to adhere to these principals when accessing your record and so will only do so within these rules. If you would like to see more information about the principles we must adhere to go to web address: goo.gl/q2dY8u.

We believe that sharing work in this way will:

1. Improve the efficiency of providing you with healthcare services

2. In time will give you greater access to appointments

3. Make your appointments more targeted to your specific needs.

What happens to your medical information is up to you. If despite the benefits outlined above you would prefer that any member(s) of staff do not have access to your record, whether they are currently part of your surgery or from another, then please let us know and we will make sure that your wishes are adhered to. You can decide to change your mind about this decision at any stage.

If you would like more information about this then please contact us at the surgery and we will answer any queries you have.

What the future plans for the Lewes Surgeries means for your medical records.

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THE KINGS FUND - How does the NHS currently work?

Please click on the link below to see an explanation of how the NHS currently works.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/how-does-nhs-in-england-work

River Lodge and Anchor Field - Computer System Upgrade

September 2017

During June 2017, both River Lodge and Anchor Field Surgeries upgraded our computer system.

Our medical records, appointments system and online services have been upgraded to a new system called ‘TTP SystmOne’. This is a modern and powerful system that should be easier to use and help us to provide you with a better service.

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