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Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Testing and tracing
Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.
GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support
Government information and advice.
Parents/Guardians of children will receive notification when immunisations are due. When invited please make an appointment with a nurse to have your child vaccinated.
The links below are three short animations on You Tube describing how vaccinations work, how they provide herd immunity and how they don?t overload the immune system.
Click here for the Childhood Immunisations Schedule
Family Planning Services
We are able to provide confidential and comprehensive advice on all forms of contraception. Routine checks and cervical smears are carried out by the nursing team. Coil/Implant fittings and removals are by arrangement only with the doctor and/or nurse.
Please telephone the surgery and speak to the nurses for emergency contraceptive advice.
Healthy Lifestyle Management and Advice Including:
Minor Surgery - Dr C S Arnold
Some minor surgery procedures may be undertaken at the surgery. Please make an appointment to discuss this with the doctor or nurse.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. We only provide vaccines that are free of charge and available on the NHS. Anything else, patients will need to book with a local travel clinic where there is a charge by the service.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, medicals, private prescriptions, and some vaccination services. A list of the prices for these services, which are in line with BMA approved national guidelines, is displayed at reception copies are available.
Occasionally it may be necessary to submit the form for a quote so that the fee can be agreed by the Doctor.
You will need to hand your form or request in at reception, it will then be passed to our admin team who will liaise with the Doctor to get it completed.
As of the 1st October 2018 we have reviewed our price list see new scale of private fees attached. All payments for private work must be made at the time we receive the request. The work will only be completed once payment is made in full. See pricelist of work deemed private at reception or view below.
Private non NHS fees
Non NHS Work - Fees and Guidance
All appointments for medicals such as Taxi/HGV/PSV will require a £50 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking with the outstanding payment due at the appointment.
We can take payments by cash or cheque.
Please be aware that we have to prioritise our NHS work, we do not have the resources to action private requests urgently and these can take up to 2 weeks and occasionally longer if the doctor is on leave.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter
Please click on the following word document to view updated information regarding complaints and the form to fill out if you have a complaint: Complaints Procedure
Please click on the following useful links regarding sending children back to school.
COVID-19 - talking to children and families about returning to school: guiding principles
Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers
We are aware of an alert relating to a possible cervical screening text messaging scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be the call and recall service to advice 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. Please report any suspicious calls or messages to local organisational policies, as well as, alerting the screening and immunisation team and the screening quality assurance service.
There is a new way for you to order your repeat prescriptions or view your medical recor, just follow this link - https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/!
Here is some information on how to properly make and wear a face mask - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering#wearing-a-face-covering
We have a helpline number to aid those who may be having difficulties such as; help with good, financial guidance, social isolation, mental health, safety advice, and support with accessing technology.
More information can be found here: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-support/
Phone number: 01903 718893
We understand that there have been some mixed messaged about different 'at risk' groups. To clarify the process of identification of patients and the following steps they should be taking, the government has developed a set of Frequently Asked Questions. Please look at this information if you are unsure as to what group you are in and what steps you should be taking.FAQ FOR PATIENTS
To order repeat prescriptions you can either: post your request through the letter box at our surgery OR gain ONLINE ACCESS by following this link -
At the moment are the moment we are not giving more than two months worth of prescriptions.
IF THE MEDICINE YOU ARE REQUESTING IS NOT ON REPEAT PLEASE CAN YOU FILL OUT THE REASON AS TO WHY YOU WANT IT. THIS WILL SPEED UP THE PROCESS.
We are still doing urgent blood tests needed for monitoring medications such as lithium, methotrexate or other potentially high-risk medications. Please contact the surgery to arrange.
The phones are very busy at the moment, but there are other ways you can access your bloods.
NHS app: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
Patience Access: https://www.patientaccess.com/
If you require a sick note due to isolation, you do not need to ring the surgery to get this from a GP. Please go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ and you can print one off to give to your employer.
More information can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
We are aware that people are trying to scam, by ringing patients and telling them that they are us. Do not give any information out unless you are 100% sure you are talking to a member of staff from Broadwater Medical Centre.
If you are bringing your urine to our surgery, please download and fill out this form before hand, thank you.
If you are looking to request a prescription for the contraceptive pill then please fill out the following form and email it into us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FORM: FORM FOR CONTRACEPTIVE PILL
We know this is a very stressful time, so here is a link to look up some coping mechanisms and how to cope with anxiety: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Please click the following link for guidance and isolation advice for those awaiting/undergoing testing: CORONAVIRUS: GUIDANCE AND ISOLATION ADVICE
Survivors of sexual violence and abuse:
Victims/survivors of domestic abuse:
Harassment and hate crime:
Trans and non-binary people:
People of colour:
Eating disorders: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus
Visual and hearing impairments:
Parents, including single parents:
Pregnancy and maternity:
Students estranged from their family:
Equalities more generally:
When you arrive please park in one of the disabled parking bays directly in front of the walk through. Stay in your parked vehicle and telephone 01903 826927 to tell the receptionist that you have arrived. The receptionist may ask for your registration number. They might also go through some administrative procedures with you.
A clinician will pick you up at a designated meeting point and hand you a pack containing shoe covers and a mask. You must put these on before entering the building.
The clinician will take you to an isolated clinical room where they will do any examinations they need to do. You will then be asked to return to your car and wait.
During the consultation please try not to touch any surfaces unless being asked to do so by the clinician. Please follow their instructions carefully.
Shortly after that, the clinician will call you to let you know the outcome of the consultation and what you need to do. You will be contacted by phone to advise you of the outcome rather than during the assessment.
You can park in the disabled parking bay in our car park, you WILL NOT be charged for this. Please make sure you use the toilet BEFORE you arrive and please arrive on your own. If you're bringing a child then please make sure only one parent accompanies. Please bring as little as possible with you.
When you arrive please stay in your parked vehicle until your appointment time approaches. If you are arriving late please telephone 01903826927 to tell the receptionist for further advice. They might also go through some administrative procedures with you.
You will have to use the intercom to enter the building. After the receptionist lets you enter you should be expected by the clinical staff at the entry double-door to the clinical site of the practice. Do not enter without being instructed. You will then be escorted to the examination room. Following the consultation you might be asked to wait in the car to be informed about the outcome of the consultation and further instructions.
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