Thank you

On behalf of the staff at Holbrook Surgery, I want to express our gratitude for the gift of biscuits, chocolates and Christmas cards you recently brought into Holbrook.

We are truly appreciative of your kindness and all your gifts kept us going at a tough and demanding time.

Wishing you continued good health and happiness.

Warm Regards

Ths staff at Holbrook.


Accessing your GP-held records via the NHS app or online account

the NHS wants to give people better ways to see their personal health information online. We know that people want to be able to access their health records. It can help you see test results faster. It also lets you read and review notes from your appointments in your own time.

From October 2023 you will see all prospective information within your health record automatically. If you are over 16 and have an online account, such as through the NHS App you will be able to see all future notes and health records from your doctor (GP).

This means you will be able to see notes from your appointments, as well as test results and any letters that are saved on your records. This only applies to records from your doctor (GP), not from hospitals or other specialists. You will only be able to see information after October 2023. For most people, access will be automatic, and you won't need to do anything.

We are supportive of providing you with access to your record, but we wish to do this safely and make you aware that this is happening so that you can opt out, if you so wish. You may wish to speak with us first to understand what it is that you see, and the risks which may be involved in having such confidential data either on your smartphone with the NHS app installed or online if other people might have access to that information through your devices. If you are in a difficult or pressured relationship for example, you may prefer your records to remain accessible only to those treating you.

it is important to remember that documents may, at times contain information that could be upsetting, especially if they contain news of a serious condition. It can also be a cause for worry seeing results online when it isn't clear what the results might mean, and no one is available to ask, as can be the case during the evening or at weekends, for example.

Sometimes people with a mental health condition might prefer not to see documents that remind them of difficult times in their life. it is possible for individual items to be hidden at your request.

Please contact the surgery if you wish to opt out.

These changes only apply to patients with online accounts.

i-Rock Young Persons Hub


i-Rock Horsham District is a brand-new support and advice hub for young people aged 14 - 25 in West Sussex. At i-Rock, partnership agencies work collaboratively to offer various support services to help with mental health, relationships, money and benefits, family problems, bullying, housing, education and employment. Young people can access the service by dropping in, booking an appointment or through our virtual platform. At i-Rock, we work with you to ensure you succeed and thrive.

Our Clinical Director, Dr Samir Khan, said: "We are extremely proud to be partnered with the team at i-Rock who demonstrate incredible drive and passion towards supporting their target population. We are privileged to be part of this journey towards creating an essential service in Horsham."

CLICK HERE to find out more

Dementia Support Sessions

Have you or someone you care for been diagnosed
with dementia within the last three years?
Are you and the person you care for looking
for information on what to do next?

We are running Dementia Support Sessions - a
six session course with speakers from different
organisation's to ensure you have the information
and support needed throughout your diagnosis to help
you feel more confident and in control
of your dementia journey.

Sessions will run on the following Fridays:TBC 2pm until 4pm at
Park Barn, North St, Horsham RH12 1RJ.
These sessions are for people with dementia and their carers.
To sign up please contact Rosie Whittaker on 07541624186.

Cost of Living Support Services


Cost of Living Event

Last week our fantastic team of Social Prescribers organised a cost of living event at the swan walk shopping centre in Horsham. We were joined by Horsham Wellbeing, Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK, Horsham Fridge, Neighborhood Wardens, Horsham District Council and more to provide tailored support and advice to anyone in our community who is feeling the pressures of the rise in the cost of living.

These joint-agency relationships are crucial for us to provide the best support possible for our community, and we are proud to be a part of it.


Dementia Information - Orchard Surgery (Horsham Central PCN)

30 people from Horsham District attended an information evening on Tuesday evening at Orchard surgery. There were fascinating presentations from Alzheimers Society Horsham, Horsham Rusty Brains, Horsham Central Primary Care Network Social Prescribing team and staff from Orchard surgery. People shared their experiences of dementia and we discussed how as a community we could provide more support for those who are living with dementia and their carers.
There are plans to develop a series of supportive and informative sessions for patients with dementia and their carers. If you would like to attend these or help us to design them or both, please get in touch by ringing Orchard Surgery on 01403 253966.

eConsult Changes

With effect from 14th November, our eConsult service will be managed by our federation, Alliance for Better Care CIC (ABC) with the aim of improving access for our patients.

For you, our patients, there will be no change to the process of completing your e Consult, however you may be contacted by a GP or Nurse Practitioner from ABC on behalf of the practice. If they are unable to help or feel it is more appropriate for your own GP to contact you, they will ask them to do so.