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Bartholomew WayHorshamWest Sussex, RH12 5JLTel: 01403 339818
The doctors like to run personal lists and you are encouraged to see your own doctor whenever possible. Exceptions are emergencies, when doctors are on holiday and for certain specialised services.
The doctors specialise in one or two areas of medicine and your own GP may refer you to another partner for a more detailed opinion.
We provide a full range of NHS primary care clinics. Up to date details are available at reception.
All children are offered & encouraged to have immunisations as per the recommended NHS Schedule.
Children of school years 1 and 2 are offered the flu nasal vaccine at school.
Girls aged 12-13 are offered vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to prevent cervical cancer at school.
BCG is no longer offered routinely at 14 years old. However, at risk newborns will be immunised. Your midwife / health visitor will advise & arrange immunisation.
Community nurses, midwives and health visitors are attached to the Practice. Click here for more information.
If you are travelling abroad you may require vaccinations relating to foreign travel. Please call the surgery to make a 20 minute appointment, preferably 6 weeks prior to your travel date.
Travel Form and Advice form and advice leaflet combinedTravel Advice leaflet Advice leaflet only
Travel Form Travel Form Only
Prior to your appointment complete one form per traveller and bring this to your appointment, download and read our travel health advice leaflet.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
PLEASE contact the surgery in good time before your departure date to ensure a timely appointment with the nurse.
It is important you are covered with the correct vaccinations but please be aware we might not have the capacity to offer last minute travel appointments and you may need to attend a private travel clinic.
Only Hepatitis A and Typhoid are offered on the NHS to our registered patients and all other vaccines will be chargeable, please see Non NHS travel vaccine tab for costs. Also some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.
NB at the moment we are experiencing a national shortage of vaccines so some will not be available. The practice nurse will advise you of these at your appointment.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
No appointment necessary. N.B. Not suitable for under 10s.
Warts are small rough lumps on the skin. They are caused by a virus (human papilloma virus) which causes a reaction in the skin.
There is no need to treat warts if they are not causing you any problems. Without treatment, about 3 in 10 warts have gone within 10 weeks, and most warts will have gone within 1-2 years, and leave no scar. The chance that a wart will go is greatest in children and young people. Sometimes warts last longer. In particular, warts in older people are sometimes more persistent and may last for several years.
Treatment can often clear warts more quickly.
One form of treatment is with cryotherapy, which is performed at this clinic. The wart is destroyed by freezing it to a temperature well below freezing using a liquid nitrogen spray. Some stinging starts during treatment and may continue through thawing, but settles within a few minutes. If you get pain later on take 1 or 2 paracetamol or ibuprofen. Redness and some swelling can be expected. In a day or two a water (or blood) blister may form, especially where the skin is thin and sensitive. The blister can be covered if you feel it necessary or if the blister bursts cover it with a clean, dry dressing. To clear the wart fully it can need several treatment sessions. Each treatment session is between 5-7 weeks apart. The chance of clearing a wart with freezing treatment is about the same as acid treatment although freezing tends to work quicker. Please note that there is a slight risk of scarring the nearby skin, and is not suitable for younger children (under 10 years old) or for people with poor circulation.
Alternative treatments include the use of salicylic acid paints/creams or covering the wart with duct tape. For further information regarding these treatments please follow this patient.co.uk link- http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Warts-and-Verrucas.htm
Private Travel Vaccines costs
Hepatitis A – Adult
Hepatitis B – Adult
Hepatitis A and B – Adult
Hepatitis and Typhoid combined
Revaxis – Diphtheria/Tetanus/ Polio
Initial course of 3
Tick Bourne Encephalitis
Adult - Primary Course of 2
Child - Primary Course of 2
Primary course of 2
Fees for Holbrook Patients Private/Non-NHS Services
Forms and Certificates:
Private Sick Note
Health Club: Patient Fit to Exercise
Shot Gun Licence
OFSTED Health Declaration Booklet
Claim Form for Private Treatment
Holiday Cancellation Form
Freedom from Infection
Fitness to Travel
Court of Protection- Power of Attorney
Misc. Letter (To whom it may concern)
Reports and Medical Examinations:
Pre Employment Medical
Sickness/Accident Insurance Form
Employer's Report Form
Employment/Elderly Fitness to Drive Medical
Sport/Taxi Fitness to Drive Medical
Hep B Status
Access to Records under Data Protection Act:
Access to medical Records
Copies - cost according to quantity
Visitors from Abroad/Private Patients (non-emergencies):
Consultation with GP
Private Services at Holbrook Surgery
If you are eligible for a shingles call to make an appointment with the practice nurse
You can now self refer for physio at Horsham Hospital. You do not need to see a GP before just access the online self referral form or complete a hard copy and send to the hospital.
MSK Self referral form
Time To Talk
If you have a long term health condition you can self refer to 'Time to Talk' for support.
It is available from Mon - Fri 8am -8pm and you can contact them:-
by calling 01273 666480
email on sc-tr.Itcreferrals@nhs.net
Online at Time to Talk web site
Our care co-ordinator is Helen. The aim of care-co-ordinator is to signpost and empower patients to engage in community services. Helen can liaise with outside agencies/charities/services on their behalf. Helen can provide information and advice on all aspects of patients social needs. Helen is available from Wednesday - Friday 2pm - 18.30pm.
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