Loxwood Medical PracticeFarm CloseLoxwoodBillingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 0SUTel: 01403 752246
The surgery offers a wide range of services, sometimes arranged at special clinics. These include:
Child development and childhood immunisations
Travel advice and vaccinations
NHS health checks
New patient medicals
Post natal groups run by the health visitor
Baby clinic (Held on the 1st Tuesday of the month only between 1.30pm -3.00pm)
Private medical examinations
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As we live in a rural part of the country it is not always easy to get to an A and E department at one of the local hospitals.
At Loxwood we can treat small, minor injuries resulting from falls and accidents such as cuts and lacerations, insect bites and stings, minor burns or sprains. It is preferable that you telephone ahead to see if a nurse or doctor is available to help you, and give as much information over the phone as necessary to help us with your treatment.
You may be told that you will have to go to A and E if for instance you have broken a bone which cannot be treated here.
For Flu Vaccines this year book appointments for Saturday 10th November.
Influenza is responsible for many deaths and much disability each year. We have an active programme of annual influenza vaccination and the doctors strongly recommend vaccination for those most at risk.
You may require influenza vaccination if you:
Please call reception to make your appointment.
Ask your Doctor or Nurse for advice if you are unsure.
If you intend travelling abroad our practice nurses will be happy to give advice on any vaccinations that might be needed.
In order that they might give the most relevant information, based on the latest guidance, they need information on your itinerary.
The surgery's travel questionnaire form can be downloaded here:
This completed form, one for each traveller, should be returned to the surgery. Please allow 4 working days for the nurses to review your itinerary and then telephone the surgery for their recommendations.
The receptionists will advise you of the vaccinations required and book appointments for you. It is advisable for certain vaccinations to be spread over a period, with gaps, rather than being administered all at one time. For this reason, please contact the surgery for advice as soon as your plans are known.
Please be aware that some vaccinations are not provided by the NHS and a charge will be made.
The surgery's travel advice leaflet can be downloaded here:
Travel Advice Leaflet
There is also further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
You can find further travel health advice from the following websites:
Fit For Travel
National Travel Health Network and Centre
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
We are proud to announce as part of our commitment to your future health and wellbeing, monthly clinics with the Chichester Wellbeing Team. These clinics will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month and are by appointment only, please call reception.
For further information regarding this type of consultation you can visit http://chichester.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk. (Chichester Wellbeing Poster)
On Saturday 9th June 2018 staff from Loxwood Medical Practice once again participated in the Loxwood Village Fete and Dog show. We were on hand to attend as First Aiders in case of any medical emergency, however not wanting to miss another chance to share information regarding a healthy lifestyle and improve the wellbeing of the local community. As ‘Your partner for a healthier future’ our doctors and nurses provided information about healthy eating, diet and exercise. Some delicious home made 'healthy' popcorn and summer fruit pots were available to taste. Our Nurses also had information on overseas travel and sun safety handing out samples of sun screen.
On Friday 14th September Loxwood Medical Practice opened its doors for its second Health and Wellbeing Fayre following on from its successful inaugural event in 2016.
The practice mission statement ‘Your partner for a healthier future’ reflected the ethos of the afternoon .The event brought together health care professionals from local NHS and private services and community volunteer groups. The practice was supported by the Billingshurst Lions who directed traffic and offered patients their Message in a Bottle and Message in a Wallet service. Age UK Horsham and Carers Support West Sussex were there to advise patients. The local leisure centres had a presence, along with holistic therapies, physiotherapy,mindfulness workshops,wellbeing and mental health counsellors,Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Art Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Nutrition.
The car park was turned into an exercise arena, with demonstrations of Yoga and Clubercise. Staff and visitors splashed some paint using their hands to produce a large and colourful canvas painting to be proudly displayed in the surgery. The Fayre also gave staff and exhibitors the opportunity to network and share ideas to support patients in living healthier lives.
The Fayre was an ideal opportunity to introduce the new Rural North Chichester Social Prescribing team who are able to support patients in dealing with non-medical problems such as debt, employment and housing.
The practice nurses offered advice on travel and immunisations, stopping smoking, alcohol unit awareness and weight management.
The highlight of the afternoon was a ‘healthy cake’ sale with donations going to support Macmillan Midhurst and a poetry competition, celebrating 70 years of the NHS. A raffle for two healthy hampers provided donations towards the good work of the Billingshurst Lions.
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