Dr Jonathan Heatley
Unfortunately Dr Heatley has been diagnosed with a Throat Cancer so will not be at the surgery for the next few months. He is embarking on a radical treatment regime, with a good prospect of a cure and we all wish him well. Patients will be looked after by the other GPs so there will be no loss of continuity of care.
This comes in light of Dr Anisha Patel being given the 'all clear' from her recent bowel cancer. She will be looking at a phased return to work in the summer.
2018/19 Survey results are now available
NEW SERVICE - FIRST CONTACT PHYSIO PRACTITIONERS
We now have a new service at our practice where we have a specialist NHS physiotherapist working here to see patients with bone, joint, muscle and spine pains INSTEAD of the GP. They have longer appointments to assess and investigate your condition and to give advice and exercises. They are able to request investigations and refer you on if necessary. You should book in to see them even if you do not think you need physiotherapy treatment. When you speak to the receptionist please ask to be booked in with our specialist Physiotherapist
NEW LOOK WAITING ROOM
We hope you like our refurbished waiting room which is almost finished. The paintings have been done by a local artist Liam Jackson and the waiting room designer Carole Colman.
We are very pleased with the results.
There is a new public WiFi available NHS WiFi just follow the instructions to sign on.
8 - 8 Access via HUB surgeries
As part of the government drive to enable patients to access GP appointment from 8am – 8pm 7 days a week our CCG has commissioned a HUB surgery to cover the Horsham practice patients.
This HUB surgery will initially run from 4.30pm – 8.00pm in various surgeries in Horsham and a weekend surgeries in Crawley Urgent Treatment Centre.
These appointments are pre-bookable only and can appointments can be made via the surgery appointments line. Each Horsham practice has an allocated number of appointments each day. You will be seen by various locum GPs, and to access these appointments you must be willing to consent to the sharing of your medical record with the HUB.
NO Longer accepting Pharmacy managed prescriptions
These are no-longer being accepted by ANY surgeries as per CCG directives. There is evidence that this has led to stockpiling and delays in changes of medication.
You become eligible for shingles vaccine as you turn 70 or 78 years. If you are 70,71,72,73,74,75, or 78 or 79 and have not yet had the shingles vaccine, you can also have it now. Please call Holbrook to make an appointment to have your vaccination.
WIDESPREAD MEASLES OUTBREAK IN UK AND EUROPE.
If your are born after 1970 and haven't had two doses of MMR (Measles,Mumps and Rubella) please make an appointment with the nurse to be vaccinated to ensure you are protected.
Measles: Are you protected?
In view of the national outbreak of measles in the UK, we are in the process of making sure all our patients are fully protected.
All patients above age 10 are recommended to have had 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps & rubella) to be fully covered. Please check your records and book an appointment with a nurse at Holbrook Surgery (01403 339818) for the MMR jab if you have not had 2 doses.
NO MORE PRESCRIPTIONS via gmail
Please use the online services or the website form for prescription requests as the gmail account will no longer be monitored for prescription requests. Gmail is no-longer considered a secure email account by the NHS for patient identifiable information.
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