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Online access update

Don't forget to request your medication and book your appointments online. We now offer web bookable appointments for blood tests (phlebotomy), INR (warfarin monitoring), smears (well woman clinics) and hypertension reviews. These should be booked only when a doctor or nurse has requested you have one of these tests or if your smear is due. 

You are now also able to message your GP via this service. This can be used for simple queries, such as a medication query, checking if you need a blood test/review, results query.

New members of staff

We now have a paramedic practitioner, Jo Matthews. Jo has years of experience working in the ambulance service and has spent the last year working in GP practice. She will be undertaking home visits, triage, consultations and will be helping to look after our more frail patients.

We also have a senior pharmacist, Rachel Nilsen. Rachel has experience of working in primary care and will be responsible for various aspects of patient care such as complex medication reviews and chronic disease management. 

Finally, we have a new GP, Dr Poorvie Hewa Pathiranage, who is doing one surgery a week. She is currently a partner in a practice in Borden, and will be increasing her number of surgeries later in the year. She is interested in all aspects of general practice, specialising in women's health and minor surgery. She is also involved in training junior doctors.  

Ask the pharmacist!

Many common illnesses can be treated at home. Ask your pharmacist for advice on the best medicines and treatments for minor ailments. To find your local pharmacy and its opening times - many are open late into the evening - see www.nhs.uk or call 111. For further information see the "Self help" and "Where to go for NHS care" links on this page.

Prescriptions

PLEASE ASK FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION IN GOOD TIME . ALLOW  48 HOURS/2 WORKING DAYS BEFORE COLLECTION (Electronic prescriptions only)) Paper prescriptions will take 3- 4 days. If you are using paper prescriptions, please consider signing up for the electronic service.

Evening Surgery

We are open for evening appointments every Wednesday until 8pm (Appointments for this clinic must be booked in advance).


 

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Advice Line to provide additional support and advice to pregnant women

There is a designated telephone advice and triage line available for pregnant women to access advice and support 24 hours day, 7 days a week from a midwife. The line is available for women during pregnancy, labour and following the birth of their baby for women under the care of Royal Surrey County Hospital, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

One telephone number will connect to Surrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice Line – 0300 123 5473.

The advice line will:

  • Triage calls, assess any risks and signpost women to the most appropriate place for their care, providing easier access for all women to the right maternity care
  • Give women 24 hour access, 7 days a week to clinical advice from qualified midwives
  • Enhance links with emergency services when required for pregnancy-related health issues
  • Connect women with midwives who have up-to-date information on the capacity of each maternity unit, enabling the midwives to direct pregnant women to the best place for their care or birth at any time
  • Enable health professionals to get fast access to a midwife for advice or triage.


Great Expectations- RSCH

Free childbirth preparation classes run by the specialist Women's Health Physiotherapists at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

 



 
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