Practice news and updates
Named, accountable GP
The GP Contract in England now requires the named, accountable GP to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all of the appropriate services and ensure they are delivered where required (based on the named GP’s clinical judgement) to each of their patients. This includes working with relevant health and social care professionals to deliver a multi- disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
The role of the named GP will NOT:
- Take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health care professionals
- Take on 24 hour responsibility for the patient or have to change their working hours
- Imply personal availability for the GP's throughout the working week
- Be the only clinician who provides care to that patient
- There is no condition within the requirement for the patient to see their names GP when they book an appointment with the practice
- Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangement
Please speak to Reception if you would like more information.
Contraceptive pill appointments
Please note that repeat prescriptions the contraceptive pill will be provided by the nurse after health checks are made. If you run out before you can get an appointment you can order a 1 month emergency supply. Please call us to make an appointment with the nurse when you have one month left in order for us to fit you in. Please do not book an appointment to see a GP for a repeat of your contraceptive pill.
New childhood illness guide
Please visit the Brighton and Hove CCG website by clicking on the link below to take you to a really helpful guide to common childhood illnesses, knowing the basics and the right type of services available to help you
If you need to see a GP over a weekend, a walk-in clinic is available in the city. The Brighton Station Health Centre on Queen's Road is open from 8am to 8pm every day.
84-87 Queens Road
Open every day from 8am to 8pm
Fit notes - anonymous data collection
Under section 254 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 the Secretary of State has implemented a policy requiring a collection of data relating to eMED3 (fit notes, previously called "Sick Notes"). This will analyse the information relating to statement's of fitness to work in an entirely anonymous way for the purpose of improving the monitoring of public health, commisioning and the quality of health services.
The anonymous information is being requested on behalf of the Department of Health and the Department of Work and Pensions in order to undertake research that will inform future policy relating to employment and absence, which will include an evalution of the Fit for Work programme.
Data will be automatically collected in February 2016 ( to include fit notes issued from December 2014) and ongoing until end August 2018, to be published in Spring 2016 and onwards.
If you have a query about the purpose of the collection and how the collected data will be used, please see the Department for Work and Pensions website
Patient Participation Group - members needed
We are encouraging patients to give their views about how the practice is doing and the services provided - we would like to do this by developing a virtual Patient Participation Group of patient volunteers who consult on a regular basis via an online community initially.
If you are interested in being considered part of our Patient Participation Group, please download and complete this application form and return it to reception.
Summary care record
The NHS has introduced an electronic record called the Summary care record (SCR), which will be used to support your emergency care. Please see www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or email email@example.com for more information or ask at the surgery for a leaflet that will give you more information and your choices about having a Summary Care Record.