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PLEASE DONT CALL US ABOUT THESE AS WE ARE NOT DIRECTLY BOOKING it is all on the National Booking System now

COVID Boosters - Available on 119 service or www.nhs.uk  online booking from Monday 20th September across various sites including the Hastings Centre.  If 119 cant help then you can call local number 01424 236260 9.30-5 Mon-Fri for booking at Hastings Centre or Hastings Town Hall.

FIND YOUR NHS NUMBER HERE

FACE MASK USE TO CONTINUE AT MARTINS OAK

If you are visiting Martins Oak Surgery please continue to wear a mask and observe other distancing guidance. We need to protect vulnerable patients AND STAFF in the Surgery and ensure we can continue to provide a safe service.  Masks & hand gel are still the best defence to protect us ALL.

So we can continue to see patients face to face safely our Clinicians will continue to telephone you before face to face appointments are booked in.

The results are in - 2021 Patient Satisfaction Survey

All we can say is THANK YOU - to our lovely patients who took the time to fill in & return their surveys

THANK YOU - to our 100% rated Reception/Admin team who have always been amazing but excelled throughout the pandemic 

THANK YOU -To our 100% rated clinicians who give you time, listen to you and treat you with care & courtesy 

For the full report click on this link -

gp-patient.co.uk/PatientExperiences?practicecode=G81023 

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 General announcement 

Contrary to some press and internet stories, most GP Surgeries have never stopped seeing patients.  From day 1 we continued to see patients in the surgery for assessment, review and treatments if face to face appointment was indicated.  We have transformed the way we work to enable more patients than ever to be helped by rapidly replacing carpets with vinyl to allow more rooms to be opened to face to face appointment.  We offer telephone, video, email consultations and yes we still do home visits.  Front door triage ensures all patients having to attend are a safe and distanced as possible and leave by other doors to the front to avoid crossing paths.  We clean down after EVERY patient.   At no time since the start of this pandemic has anyone been away from surgery duty unless annual leave, or shielding and this is a testament to the dedication of amazing team from Patient Administration dealing with over a thousand calls a week; our Nursing Team working tirelessly seeing their regular patients for dressings, injections, blood tests and urgent patching up;  to Doctors who have had to adapt overnight to using technology to continue to see patients in a different way and using their skills and knowledge to try to best help those in clinical need.  With the measures we have had to put in place we have managed to avoid bringing Covid-19 into the surgery and been able to maintain and expand our services to our patients.   Whilst Covid-19 is still a threat we will continue to telephone triage patient facing appointments.  We are still working on reduced waiting room numbers and try to never have more than 6 people in the waiting room at any time.

ALL patients attending the Surgery for their pre-booked appointment will be asked to wear a face covering or mask in line with the latest advice and because we know that others in the waiting room could be at risk or ill.  A mask is a simple precaution to keep yourself, other patients and all our staff safe and well.

Seasonal Flu Info 2020/21

FLU SEASON Sept 21 - Jan 22

We are due to start this years flu vaccinations in September and this year we may be doing clinics outside again depending on weather and latest guidance and to minimise risk to patients and staff.  Clinics will be by invitation only and as in previous years you MUST bring your letter with you as we will have limited access to computers to check eligibility.

We again have to to target specific groups –

* Over 65s  (ALL)

* AT RISK 18-65 year old

* At Risk 2-18 18 nasal flu

* Not At Risk 50-64 year olds

Housebounds and Residential Care Homes– Please attend the surgery clinics if at all possible. We have visited most patients who are on our housebound list now with a few to do who have recently become housebound and rung in to let us know.

If you usually have a flu vaccination and do not receive your letter by the end of October then please use the contact us tab on this website to let us know and we can check for you.

We do not yet know how this will work with Covid Vax boosters - whether we can do together or have to be a week apart.  As soon as we get guidance we will make decisions on vaccination sites and times.

Pregnant ladies should have a flu jab and read here for advice and information

Sussex Information for Pregnant Women and the Flu Vaccination
 



 
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