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Please note due to changes in processing, urine samples will not be accepted after 12.00 o'clock. Please call between 2.00pm and 4.30pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Cytology clinics are run by the practice nurses or a female General Practitioner.
A cervical screening test (smear test) is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb).
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix. Most women's test results show that everything is normal. But for one in 20 women, the test will show some changes in the cells of the cervix.
We recommend 3 yearly checks for ladies aged between 25-50 years and 5 yearly checks for ladies aged between 50-65 years. Reminders and results are sent out by the Primary Care Support Services in Lewes.
Cervical screening test
A full range of family planning advice is available through your own designated doctor.
We provide appointments at Sidley Surgery on Friday mornings for IUCDs assessment, insertion or removal.
Is provided jointly by your own designated doctor, the Midwife and the Health Visitor.
Development screening and 10 day and 6 week checks are undertaken by all the doctors for babies and for older children. The practice follows local and national guidelines.
It is very important for all children to be fully immunised against diseases common in childhood. Immunisation sessions are held every Thursday afternoon at both Albert Road and Sidley Surgery.
A full range of vaccinations and immunisations including those needed for foreign travel are available.Holiday vaccination clinics are held at Albert Road on a Monday afternoon and at Sidley Surgery on a Wednesday afternoon.Kindly complete the holiday form and return it to the surgery for the practice nurse to ascertain what Travel Vaccinations are required. Contact the surgery after 7 days to enquire if any vaccinations are needed. Please be aware there are fees incurred for this service.
These clinics are especially for patients over 65 years of age, and those who are in the 'at risk' group (asthma, kidney, diabetes, heart, carers & pregnant ladies)
Please note it is important to book an appointment. This will be possible from September onwards.
If you are housebound and therefore do not attend the surgery please telephone us and request a domicilary visit.
For patients referred by their own designated doctor and are by appointment only. Sessions are generally held on a Tuesday morning at Sidley Surgery and some procedures are carried out on a Saturday morning at Albert Road Surgery.Minor Operations at Sidley Surgery and Albert Road are carried out in modern fully equipped suites.
Appointments for these clinics are by doctor referral and are by appointment only. These are extremely busy clinics and may endure a waiting time frame. Times and days may vary.
We hold clinics for Asthma, Diabetic, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease), CVD (Cardiovascular disease), BARCS (Bexhill and Rother Cardiac Study), Anticoagulation, Hypertension, Smoking Cessation and Diet Clinics which are run by the practice nurses and Health Care Assistants. Times and days may vary. Please enquire at reception.
Together with other outside Health Teams, we also hold clinics for Action for Change (Alcohol related problems), Health in Mind (Mental health problems), Substance Misuse (Drug related problems).
Community Matrons and District nurses also operate alongside the doctors' .
CHAPERONES - INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.
ALL PATIENTS ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE A CHAPERONE
A chaperone acts as a witness for a patient and staff during a medical consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required.
If you wish to have a chaperone, please do not hesitate to ask the doctor or healthcare practitioner. The chaperone may be a family member or friend.
On occasion a formal chaperone maybe present i.e. a trained, enhanced DBS checked senior member of staff.
It is practice policy that doctors and healthcare practitioners should always offer a chaperone for an intimate examination. They can also be requested for certain consultations and procedures in accordance with the detailed practice policy.
Where it is not possible to arrange a chaperone, it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.
You may request to see a full copy of the Practice Chaperone Policy or ask the Reception staff to see the Senior Manager on duty if you have any questions.
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. For more local advice and support please contact Care For The Carers - Supporting Carers in Sussex. Below are some links into the NHS Choices site that we hope you will find useful.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
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