Trinity Medical Centre

1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT

NHS

Telephone: 01273 736030

Fax: 01273 329726

Out of Hours: 111

Clinics & 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.

 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, 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 Appointment with a Practice Nurse – make your request clear to the receptionist, as these appointments are longer than routine.
 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.
 Maternity services  Shared between your GP and the community midwife. Collect an information pack as soon as you know that you are pregnant and then make an appointment to see your doctor. This early appointment gives you an opportunity to discuss the care you would like to receive.Midwives hold clinics at the practice on a Thursday and Friday most weeks. Appointments can be booked on the practice appointment line, or the midwives can be contacted by telephone on 01273 523149.
 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  Request an NHS check with a Healthcare Assistant.
 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 6639

Local number: 020 3824 2001

BSUH 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  You will be need to complete an enquiry form BEFORE attending your appointment with a Practice Nurse – please tell the receptionist what you require, and she will arrange completion of the form – or download our Travel risk assessment form.Try to arrange an appointment at least two months before you travelas vaccinations should be given AT LEAST six weeks before your departure. Discuss with the practitioner if that timescale has been breached.
 Weight management  Request a weight management appointment with a Healthcare Assistant.