Chapel Street Surgery

01273 517000

COVID-19 information

We will not be running routine wart clinics, travel clinics, coil and implanon clinics or annual review clinics during this period. We will be running daily warfarin, urgent blood tests, weekly immunisation clinics and urgent dressing clinics.

Cohorts for vaccination

Please use the link below for information on the groups for the vaccination.

Covid Cohort patients

 

Isolation Notes

If you have been told to stay at home because of the coronavirus, you will need a note for your employer. Please be aware that you do NOT need to contact the GP for a note. Please follow the link below for further information: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse

It is estimated that 1.6 million women in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse last year, and it is overwhelmingly women who endure repeated attacks. The risk is that under self-isolation, controlling perpetrators will further restrict their partner’s freedoms and threaten their safety. Please see below some contact details for local support: http://theportal.org.uk/ OR telephone (Brighton and Hove / East Sussex) – 0300 323 9985

Prescription requests from abroad

Patients who are running out of their prescription medication and are stranded abroad should be advised to contact their travel insurance company. More advice is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronav…e-running-out-of-your-prescription-medication

If patients are abroad, they must seek their own care and pay for it (this should be covered by your insurance). NHS England has reciprocal arrangements with some countries but only for emergency care.

Community services

Please see below information about businesses helping the community during this time:

The Dental Practice, 41-43 The High Street, Seaford will remain open and be available to see ALL patients (registered or not) who require urgent dental care. They are open 9-12 during this difficult period. For further information, please contact them on 01323 897927.

CTLA, Newhaven are offering their services for patients who are considered to be high risk or those who are self-isolating. For assistance on collecting your essential shopping or any prescriptions, please contact them on 01273 517332 or visit their website at https://www.ctla.org.uk/

Londis, Newhaven are offering same day delivery for customers who are unable to get out of the house to get their essential shopping. For further information, please visit their Facebook page at https://en-gb.facebook.com/Londis-Newhaven-1317951181659432/?ref=page_internal

Care for the Carers If you are struggling to cope with the effects of the coronavirus, your community hub may be able to help. Contact your community hub in Eastbourne on 01323 679722 or Lewes on 01273 099956. For further information, please visit their website on https://www.cftc.org.uk/

Care experienced young people might be feeling anxious about COVID-19 which is completely understandable, especially if you don’t have family around to talk to. It is important to remember that this is normal and there are lots of people feeling the same way. If you’ve got questions about the impact of coronavirus on the care you’re receiving, want some personal advice, or just need someone to talk to, you can get in touch with Become on 0800 023 2033 or at advice@becomecharity.org.uk. For more information, please visit their website https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/

‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme offers free train travel to women fleeing domestic abuse. Women fleeing domestic abuse can now access free train travel to refuge accommodation, through Women’s Aid’s new ‘rail to refuge’ scheme, supported by Southeastern and Great Western Railway. For more information please visit https://www.womensaid.org.uk/new-rail-to-refuge-scheme-offers-free-train-travel-to-women-fleeing-domestic-abuse/