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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)

Latest News

Heatwave Summer 2018

Information and advice from NHS England and Public Health

9 page information leaflet on staying safe Beat the Heat Leaflet

1 page info poster  Beat the Heat A4 info sheet

2 page checklist aide to identify & help Keeping Cool at Home Checklist

New GP - Dr Elaine Seeley

Coinciding with a change in Doctors sessions –

Dr Rivett and Dr Kasztura are going to reduce their hours starting February 9th 2018 which means Dr Rivett will not be here on a Friday and Dr Kasztura will not be here Friday afternoons – all their other sessions remain the same Monday - Thursday.

To ensure patients access to a GP continues we have taken on Dr Elaine Seeley to take over their patients on a Friday and she has many years GP surgery experience locally and an interest in diabetes management.

Births, Death and Marriages – new out station in Bexhill

 Hastings Register Office is going to have a registration out station at Bexhill Library on a Tuesday and Thursday, for the registration of Births, Death and Marriages.  Booking for these appointments can be made on-line at the East Sussex County Council website – or by telephoning the Hastings Office on 0345 60 80 198.

Welcome to Martins Oak Surgery

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Useful Information 

A lot of illnesses can be treated in your home by using over the counter medicine and getting plenty of rest and ensuring a well stocked medicine cabinet - Typically you should have – Pain Relief (aspirin/ paracetamol/ ibuprofen) Antihistamine (Cream &/or tablets) Oral rehydration sachets, anti diarrhoea tablets, Antacids for indigestion, etc ..or speak to your pharmacist

You can visit or 


help outside surgery hours, phone NHS111 and you will be connected to the out-of-hours service.

For advice and information ring NHS Direct by dialling   111

or go to

                         In an emergency call 999

Treating your infection - a really useful guide to self help, expected recovery times & when to seek help - click on this link - Treating Your Infection Leaflet

Named GPs at Martins Oak Surgery

You will have been informed at registration who your Named (or Registered) GP is with the surgery.  If you are unsure who your Named/Usual GP is then you can

  • find it on the right hand side of any repeat prescription
  • Use your Emis ACESS online to see your Named GP
  • ask at the surgery when you next attend or make contact

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

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