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Flu Vaccinations 2020 - updated 20.11.20

We can now offer a free flu vaccination to patients aged 50 and over. Please ring us to book an appointment or book online. Our first clinic is on the evening of the 2nd December. 

We are now taking booking for this years flu vaccinations. It is recommended for anyone over 65 years of age, patients with underlying health conditions and pregnant patients.  We are also taking bookings for nasal flu clinics for 2-3 year olds.  Please contact the surgery to book your appointment.

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Park Practice is now a "Parkrun Practice". Full details of where and when the runs take place can be found on: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/eastbourne/

Park Practice is now an Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited GP practice. More information can be found on:  https://www.sussexarmedforcesnetwork.nhs.uk/veteranreservists/ 

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Covid-19 Latest Information

For the latest information regarding Covid-19, please see the Covid-19 latest information section located under Further Information.

**Covid November 2020 Update**

We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in a very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high risk groups is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november?fbclid=IwAR0K7Xgty8LCRd3O7ELMbOEMR7doeGPWFR3jPEoeofKFjzY0nsP8h3WuisQ#protecting-people-more-at-risk-from-coronavirus

Further publication is due on Monday 4th November, and the government will be writing to affected patients. The current guidance for protecting extremely clinically vulnerable groups is available here and is a useful link for patients. The GPs at the surgery have no additional information above and beyond this and are unable to help, unfortunately, with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances. 

For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a practice we are very sorry, but decisions about children attending school are not ours to make, so unfortunately we cannot help with this. It is usually best to discuss this with the school or educational establishment involved, they often will have more specific guidance and be able to help you better. 

We will keep updating the website if and when we have any new information, as we appreciate that this is a worrying time for everyone. However by being sensible and following guidance we have the best chance of getting through these horrible times quickly and safely.

Face Coverings -  From 13.03.20 we are asking all patients to wear a mask or face covering when coming into the surgery.  This is to be put on covering the nose and mouth before entering the surgery and worn throughout the duration of your visit to the surgery, unless a clinician asks you to remove it. There will be exceptions for young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties.  

We are unable to supply face coverings and ask all patients to kindly bring their own. Face masks can be brought from most pharmacies, supermarkets and online. There is also a number of guides online on how to make your own face covering at home with little or no expense.   Please see the following link for some suggestions from the BBC website.

Make at home face coverings

Cancer Screening 

Park Practice supports the national cancer screening programmes. We actively encourage our patients to accept any invitations they receive and if you miss such an appointment you may receive communication directly from our clinicians asking you to reconsider taking part and providing the information you need to book a new appointment.  Below are the links you need if you require any further information on the current programmes –

Bowel Screening –

https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/screening/

Breast Screening – 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/

Cervical Screening –

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/

If you have any concerns or questions about screening please do not hesitate to contact the practice or speak to one of our clinicians.

Click for more information on: Cancer Screening information during Covid

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The Portal helps you to find advice and support in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

If you’ve been affected by domestic or sexual abuse or violence in Brighton & Hove, or
East Sussex, get in touch to find out more about the help, advice and support available.

www.theportal.org.uk

Freefone: 0300 323 9985

e: info@theportal.org.uk



Practice Mission Statement

To cultivate a caring, happy, empowered and resilient team with the knowledge, skills and professionalism to deliver high quality, effective, person-centered, pro-active, responsive and timely care.

To make efficient use of all resources and develop the team to enable a focus on high quality, job satisfaction and work-life balance.

To strengthen and develop partnerships with other stakeholders to support the delivery of high quality health and social care to the local population.

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