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FLU Vaccinations 2020/21

Our vaccinations will be arriving after the 18th September and clinics will start the following week. We are not booking appointments until they arrive. Due to keeping everyone safe by social distancing the clinics will be very different this year and it will take us longer to get those aged 65 and above as well as patients in an at risk group vaccinated. Please come at the time specified and dress appropriately so that the clinicians have easy access to your arm.

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. 

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Welcome to Silverdale Practice 

Important Information - COVID-19

Please see our appointments page for details of how the current telephone appointments work. Click here for appointment information.

The safety of our patients and staff is paramount to the Silverdale Practice. We are trying to reduce the non-essential reasons for anyone physically visiting either site. All clinically essential work will continue but we will be calling in advance to confirm that patient's have not got a fever or cough.

Advice and Questions

If you need non urgent advice or have a question please use the e-consult function above as it will help us deal with your question more effectively or call 01444 233450 after 2pm when we are quieter.

Prescriptions

We are asking patients to make sure they have a nominated pharmacy so there is no need for them to visit the surgery. Ordering new prescriptions can be one online or via email repeats.silverdaleavenue@nhs.net and where this is not possible we will be temporarily accepting prescription requests via telephone after 2pm 01444 233450. 


GP Appointments:

All new GP appointments will initially be booked as a telephone appointment. Some GPs will be trialing video consultations. If a GP feels that a patient needs to be seen in person for a physical examination then a time will be arranged for them to come in.

If there is any doubt that a patient may have an infection of any sort and needs to be seen at our practice then we have a specific clinic at our quietest time where the GP will be wearing protective equipment. Additional cleaning will take place to ensure the highest infection control procedures are followed.

Any non-urgent procedures such as minor operations and cryo-therapy that are carried out by GPs are likely to be postponed and we are contacting patients. 

Nurse Appointments: Where nurse appointments can take place via a telephone conversation then the patient will be contacted to confirm. All clinically essential work will continue but we will be calling in advance to confirm that patient's have not got  fever or cough. Any non-urgent procedures such as ear irrigation and blood pressure checks that are carried out by nurses are likely to be postponed and we are contacting patients.


The COVID-19 situation is likely to change regularly and up to date information can be found on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please bear with us as the current situation is putting the practice under additional clinical and administrative pressure.  

The practice has been providing medical care to patients in Burgess Hill for over 60 years. The practice works from two main sites within the town.

Take a look at our new self help leaflets:-

AcneCommon ColdConstipationCough
Ear InfectionEczemaFever in ChildHeadache
Heartburn IndigestionLow Back PainSinusitis AdultSore Throat
Sprains Strains

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