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Seasonal Flu - This year is going to be different again. The World Health Organisation and then the Dept of Health have changed the types of flu we give so there is a different one for Children (nasal spray) 18-64 year olds (Influvac) and 65+ (Fluad)  all have been designed specifically to enhance the uptake for each age group and we have had to book separate Saturdays to ensure right vax given to right age group.  Please check you invites carefully and attend on right day BRINGING YOUR INVITATION for a fast track into nurses. Ring appointments after 11.30 am for advice or info or to change booking.


THANK YOU - to All our patients but especially those who took the time to complete the NHS England Practice feedback forms - we came fourth in the country (out of 7109 eligible practices) with your positive responses on questions on our GPs, reception and general access - we will try to improve where marked down and maintain standards where you were most impressed.  Thank you again from the whole team at Martins Oak


Help and information for local services - Really useful weblinks on our Live Well page (near the bottom on right hand menu) including One You East Sussex links to help stop smoking, move more, drink less, eat well, lose weight


Now available Online - Booking Appointments, order Prescriptions and view your Medical Summary - (See Prescriptions Page for Details)

Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a comprehensive range of clinics and healthcare services:

  • bandaged_armThe practice nursing team provide a full range of services including dressings, diet and lifestyle advice, immunisations, ear syringing and performing diagnostic tests (such as ECGs, spirometry and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring).
  • Blood tests are usually taken by our healthcare assistant on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Contraception advice - Sister Dewar has family planning training and fits diaphragms (“the cap”) and also advises women with gynaecological and continence concerns.
  • Cervical Smears are performed by three of the practice nurses. We operate a recall system and 3-yearly smears are recommended between the ages of 25 and 49, and 5 yearly between 50 and 64.
  • Travel advice & immunisations are provided in clinics run by Sister Berritt. Collect one of our travel clinic forms from our waiting room, or download one from the above tab.
  • Diabetes annual review clinics are organized by Sister Berritt and Dr Rivett on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Sr Berritt also provides advice and education to diabetic patients.
  • Asthma & chronic lung disease testing, advice and education is provided by the surgery. COPD patients will be invited to a review clinic with Sister Berritt. Asthmatic patients are reviewed regularly by their own GP.
  • Coronary heart disease patients, who have been discharged from hospital follow-up, are invited to an annual review clinic run by Dr Clarke.
  • Our anticoagulation clinic  for patients on Warfarin is run by the practice nursing team.
  • Minor surgery procedures are performed by all the GPs. Dr Kasztura runs a Monday afternoon “cryotherapy” clinic for freezing some skin lesions.
  • Antenatal & postnatal care is provided by our midwife who is contactable via the Conquest Community Midwifes Office on 01424 755255. There is a Monday afternoon antenatal/postnatal clinic, held by our midwife Beverley Quinn and the GPs.
  • Childhood immunisations are done in our children’s clinic on Friday afternoons. We send out appointments.

We also provide

  • Blood test monitoring for patient taking certain drugs.
  • New patient health checks offered to all new patients.
  • Over 75’ health checks by request only – we find these of limited usefulness.
  • General NHS health checks can be booked with your GP if you have not been seen by him/her in the last 3 years.
  • Dietary advice to those who are overweight or want help.
  • Fasting cholesterol tests and detailed assessments of cardiovascular risk in people aged 40-70. See your GP.
  • Chaperone - If you would like to have someone with you at your appointment you can either bring someone with you or we can arrange a surgery based chaperone - just let reception know on arrival or when booking.
 
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