Trinity Medical Centre

1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT

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NHS

Telephone: 01273 736030

bhccg.thetrinitymedicalcentre@nhs.net

If you are enquiring about a COVID Vaccination Passport, please do not ring the surgery. Please click here for more information https://trinitymedicalcentrehove.co.uk/covid-vaccination-passports/

If you are aged 40 and over or are clinically extremely vulnerable and you have not yet had your 1st COVID Vaccine you can call 03003038060 to book, please DO NOT call Trinity Medical Centre as the booking is out of our control. Further information can be found at https://www.healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk/news/2021-01-07/vaccinations-covid-19

Please see the coloured tiles below for information on what we offer at the surgery and other guidance.

Clinic and Services

Trinity Medical Centre offers a full range of General Medical Services and Enhanced Medical Services which includes:

Alcohol counselling  Request a lifestyle appointment with a Healthcare Assistant.
 Asthma/COPD reviews  Make your request clear to the receptionist, as these appointments require more time than routine appointments.
 Baby/childhood Immunisations  By appointment with a Practice Nurse – make sure that the receptionist is aware of the nature of the appointment required. Click here for more advice on childhood immunisations.
 Blood pressure checks  Request an appointment with a Healthcare Assistant.
 Blood Tests Blood tests ordered by one of our GPs or nurses can be taken here or at the Hove Polyclinic. Tests ordered by a hospital doctor should be booked at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. For Polyclinic blood test appointments phone 01273 265588 between 8.30 am and 2.30 pm Monday to Friday.
 Cardiac disease reviews Appointment with a Practice Nurse – make your request clear to the receptionist, as these appointments are longer than routine.
 Cervical smears Appointment with a Practice Nurse – make your request clear to the receptionist, as these appointments are longer than routine. The ideal time is midway between periods.  We operate a recall system and contact women when their test is due. We recommend that women have a test at least every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 49 and then every 5 years between the ages of 50 and 64. For more information about what these appointments consist of please click the following link https://trinitymedicalcentrehove.co.uk/cervical-screening/ 
 Contraception advice & emegency contraception  Contraceptive and sexual health advice is available to all our patients. As with all our services, we respect the need for strict confidentiality. Emergency contraception is available at this surgery. Leaflets are available in the entrance hall. Please speak to the receptionist and ask for an urgent appointment with either the nurse or a doctor, indicating the reason for your request.
 Contraceptive pill checks  Appointment with a Practice Nurse.
 Contraceptive coil check Appointment with a Practice Nurse.
 Contraceptive injections Appointment with a Practice Nurse.
 Contraceptive implants Telephone surgery and discuss with receptionist – fittings are undertaken by specially trained doctors or nurses, and a preparatory appointment may be required.
 Coil/IUCD fitting  Telephone surgery and discuss with receptionist – fittings are undertaken by specially trained doctors, and a preparatory appointment may be required.
 Diabetes review These reviews consist of 2 x 30 minute appointments with members of our Healthcare and Nursing team.
 Dressings Appointment with a Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant – please explain the nature of the dressing required e.g. whether or not the wound has been dressed before – the receptionist will then be better placed to book the appropriate practitioner for the appropriate length of time.
 Ear syringing  Appointment with a Healthcare Assistant – please make certain that the receptionist is aware if both ears require treatment.
 ECG  Appointment with a Healthcare Assistant (test must be authorised/requested by a GP at the practice).
 Flu injections Special clinics take place in flu season (usually from October) – request an appointment with the flu nurse.
 Injections (therapeutic) – Vitamin B12, Zoladex, Prostap Appointment with a Practice Nurse or a Healthcare Assistant (as prescribed by a doctor) – explain the nature of the appointment to the receptionist so that you can be given an appointment with the appropriate practitioner.
 Letter/correspondence enquiry  Ask to speak to the Medical Secretary.
 Minor operations  Discuss with receptionist – procedures are undertaken by specially trained doctors, and you may need to be seen by a GP first.
 NHS (lifestyle) Checks  You can request an NHS check with a Healthcare Assistant if you are aged between 40 and 74 years old (or 35-74 if in the BAME group).  You will not be eligible for the service if you have a pre existing chronic condition such as Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, any form of Heart Failure,  Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes, Peripheral Arterial Disease, TIA/Stroke or are taking statins (medication). You will also be excluded form being eligible if you have had one of these checks within the last 5 years.  
 Pneumonia injections Appointment with a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant – these are available throughout the year for patients in at-risk groups; they are not restricted to the flu season.
 Referral enquiry  Brighton Referral Management Service (“Optum”)Freephone: 0800 031 6639Local number: 020 3824 2001BSUH Booking Hub for all referrals to RSCH/PRH

0300 303 8360

MSK partnership  for Orthopaedics/Rheumatology/Physiotherapy

0300 303 8063

Podiatry (SCFT foot health) service for nail issues/ corns or calluses/ gout/simple toe deformities

01273 242184

Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

0300 002 0060

If you have any problems please ask to speak to the Medical Secretary.

 Repeat prescriptions  Patients do not normally require an appointment in order to obtain repeat medication. Click here for further details. Requests are not accepted by telephone for safety reasons.
 Sick notes/certificates  NOT required for the first seven days of sickness – please self-certificate (your employer may ask you to fill in form SC2, but medical evidence should not be required).If you are unwell and off work for more than seven days, you may require a ‘fit note’ from your GP – telephone the practice and explain your requirements to the receptionist. Our doctors will charge to provide a ‘fit note’ for sickness of seven days or less. Click here for more details.
 Smoking cessation  Request an appointment in the smoking cessation clinic. Click here for more information about stopping smoking.
 Spirometry  If you have been invited to make an appointment, please ensure that the receptionist is aware whether the test is with, or without, reversibility, as this affects the duration of the appointment. These tests are only undertaken on the advice of a GP or Practice Nurse, or by previous invitation to patients on chronic disease registers.
 Stitch (suture) removal  Appointment with a Healthcare Assistant.
 Travel vaccinations We ask that you complete and hand in your travel risk assessment form at least 8 weeks before your travel date. This is to allow us time to review your immunisation history and also allows enough time to book an appointment with one of our travel nurses. You can collect one of these forms from the reception desk or download here Travel risk assessment form. 
 Weight management  Request a weight management appointment with a Healthcare Assistant.

For more on Travel Vaccination fees, Childhood Immunisations and Smoking advice and services:

Travel Clinic and Vaccinations

Childhood Immunisations

Stop smoking advice and services