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Portacabin Removal and Cross Site Patient Care – 8th May

 

Our Portacabins have now been in situ for 10-years. They have served us well, where space has always been tight. However, they will very soon be in an unusable state, and so will be removed from Old School Surgery on 8th May.

 

We are utilising all the room we have at both Old School Surgery and the Alfriston Branch. Where appropriate we continue to use telephone and video consultation in addition to our face to face reviews of patients. Patients may be offered a choice of appointments at Old School Surgery and Alfriston, at times the earliest appointment may be at a branch you do not usually attend.

 

We continue to work with East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group to try and find both a short and medium term solution to the serious lack of space for healthcare provision in Seaford.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO GUIDANCE

 

With immediate effect please note the national guidance changes surrounding the wearing of face masks in the NHS.

The updated advice is that patients with respiratory symptoms who attend for assessment and treatment should wear a face mask/covering if tolerated and clinical staff treating patients with respiratory symptoms are advised to wear masks. 
All other patients are not required to wear a face mask but can do so if preferred. Staff are not required to wear masks in non-clinical areas, in offices or social settings, unless this is their personal preferences or indicated as appropriate after a risk assessment. 

Clinical staff do not need to wear a mask (with the exception of patients with respiratory symptom) but can do so if they prefer to. 

Please note that we continue to be cautious and encourage all patients who have the following symptoms to avoid coming into the surgery unless they have been advised to do so:

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhoea

  • Cough or cold

 Thank you for your continued support

 

 Patient Participation Group

We hold a regular Patient Participation Group meetings to discuss ideas about how to improve our services.

The group is made up of patients across our branches and they help us with ideas, collating survey results and obtaining views from our patients.

This group is important at driving the practice forward, and we are always looking for new members who want to get involved.

If you would be interested in joining the group, please pass your name and contact details to one of our reception team or contact the PPG via their email address - oldschoolpatients@outlook.com 

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