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We have a half day closing today for education and updates for all staff so doors and phone will be closed from 12.30 Wednesday 18th until Thursday 19th at 8.30am.   
Queens Jubilee - We will be closed for the 2 days of the Jubilee (Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June) - please ensure you have requested your regular medications in good time and we will be processing requests until Wednesday 6pm.  Check with your usual chemist on any special opening hours they may be offering but the surgery will not be open between Wednesday 1st June from 6.30pm until Monday 6th June 8.30am.

COVID Boosters - Available on 119 service or www.nhs.uk  online booking across various sites including the Hastings Town Hall, Crumbles Eastbourne and many Hastings pharmacies.  

FIND YOUR NHS NUMBER HERE

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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SURGERY CLOSURE TUESDAY JULY 13TH FROM 12.30 TO 18.30

Please note that Martins Oak Surgery will be closed on Tuesday 13th July afternoon from 12.30 onwards – we will re-open as normal on Wednesday morning at 8.30

If you require medical assistance when we are closed please call the surgery on 01424 772060 and listen to the answerphone message or call NHS 111 (dial 1-1-1)

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential closure.

My blood pressure review is due?

During the pandemic there are some other ways of reviewing blood pressure rather than attending the surgery in person.

The surgery has a limited supply of automated home blood pressure monitors to take home and record a series of results(for instance 3 readings a day for 3 days) then returning the monitor and readings to the surgery. Please ring the surgery to arrange.

Alternatively if you have access to an automated machine you can do the same. The British and Irish Hypertensive society has a list of approved monitors for home use if you wished to purchase one, which don’t need to be expensive CLICK HERE

To help you with recording of your blood pressure please use  
BP PATIENT DIARY

which can be dropped back to surgery for your doctor to review it.

Please send your home readings in to the surgery or email to admin.martinsoak@nhs.net


My annual Cholesterol blood test is due?

Generally speaking these can wait until times when it is safer and COVID-19 restrictions have eased. In general those people on “statin” medication for their cholesterol it is likely to be pretty stable.


Telephones - Following numerous issues with our phone system and problems getting through to us or being cur off we have changed our whole phone system.  The first week has proved very successful and no complaints on getting through or being cut off. Although we do have the practice email of admin.martinsoak@nhs.net we do ask that if you have a clinical need that needs a reply urgently, or you are sending pictures of a problem, then you ring to book a slot for a telephone consultation

Photos - should be of the affected area you must put the name of the person the picture is of so we can match to the clinical record (you would be amazed how many we get that don't tell us who the patient is and haven't booked a slot)


FACE COVERING

To protect you and other patients as well as our staff we require ALL patients to wear face coverings when attending the surgery for any pre-booked appointment.   

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering GOV.UK site


Registering a new Birth - new guidelines (Re COVID 19) - click here


Want to lose weight, give up smoking, move more, sleep better, eat more healthily ? 

One You can help with one or more of these in a plan to suit you and your needs. Go online or phone 01323 404600 to make a start in finding a new you. https://oneyoueastsussex.org.uk/ 


Cervical Screening possible scam

We have received reports that some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

 These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

 The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.

 


Advice for Parents during Coronavirus

Royal College of Paediatric Health has put out this useful advice sheet for parents - click on this link useful resource from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


Community Support for Coronavirus

Local volunteers are on hand to help people with food deliveries and prescription collection. If you are self-isolating and need support, get in touch with one of the groups below:

Battle Town Council 01424 772210 or 07309 732536

Helping Hands for Robertsbridge & Salehurst

Village Neighbours for Ewhurst, Staplecross & Cripps Corner

CrowhurstGroup@gmail.com

Crowhurst Support Group - 07395 932 355

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public


The surgery is taking every precaution to ensure risks are minimal.  We ask patients to be vigilant and aware of guidelines on self-isolation if any chance of contamination -  with posters on the main door requesting anyone with symptoms of even a cold to not enter but go home and check the Gov.uk website for up to date advice & guidance 

We are phone triaging ALL requests for appointments or home visits where a GP will decide on appropriate course of action/s. 

It is imperative to maintain surgery services that anyone who thinks they might have, or have been in contact with, coronavirus DO NOT ATTEND the surgery. Self isolate using the www.gov.uk

 


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


New Firearm/Shotgun GP Medicals required

Follow link below for advice and guidance on applications or renewals.  This falls outside of normal GP NHS services and we have agreed a fee, for our registered patients, of £50.00 for this medical. The GP will have to access ALL your medical history to complete and sign off the form and see you for a 20 minute appointment.

https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fi/af/firearms-licensing/

 

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