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
Baby clinic (Held on the 1st Tuesday of the month only between 1.30pm -3.00pm)
Private medical examinations
PSA testing and prostate cancer: advice for well men aged 50 and over
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 minor injuries resulting from falls and accidents such as cuts and lacerations, insect bites and stings, minor burns or sprains. Please 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. We do not offer a walk-in service so arriving without a booked appointment may result in you being asked to wait until the end of booked clinics.
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.
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
We can also offer appointments with our Community Referrer, Freddie Jones. Freddie is trained to support you in connecting with services in the local area and focuses on help available beyond general practice and the NHS. If you would like an appointment with Freddie, please contact reception.
We are fortunate at Loxwood to have Sarah Sprinks, who has now completed her training as an Nurse Practitioner.
Sarah can see, assess and treat a wide range of common problems in her minor illness clinics. She has completed a high level of training and is an independent prescriber. Please ask reception if your problem is suitable for one of Sarah's minor illness clinics, which are available daily. These appointments are for patients (over 5 years of age) who have minor aliments such as:
They are available to see you each day by appointment and can help you with:
Sarah Sprinks is also available by appointment and works alongside our doctors with 'Minor illness' appointments in addition to all other nurse services.
'Minor illness' appointments are available daily. These appointments are for patients (over 5 years of age) who have minor aliments such as coughs and colds and general illness, ear pain or hearing loss, nausea or diarrhoea emergency contraception advice, vaginal discharge, sprains and strains or minor injury. Sarah is an independent prescriber. She will always seek advice from the doctor is needed.
Debbie Peacock Nurse Assistant Practitioner, and Jessica Pitts Healthcare Assistant can help you with:
Marie Beckwith is a phlebotomist. If you require a blood test, it must be at the request of the Doctor or Nurse to ensure that the correct forms and tests are requested.
There may be a wait of approximately 10 days for routine tests due to demand. If the test is urgent your GP will arrange the appointment.
If a suitable appointment is not available at the surgery, you can also go to St Richards Hospital for your test. The Pathology Department is located on the first floor of the outpatient block.
St Richard Hospital opening times for phlebotomy: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:45.
If you need to call us for any test results, please call reception Monday to Friday between 14:00 – 16:00.
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