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 (Tuesdays 14:00 - 16:30 - no appointment necessary)
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 30th September or 14th October or Tuesday 26th September.
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 for his 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 10th June 2017 staff from Loxwood Medical Practice participated in the Loxwood Village Fete and Dog show. Initially we were invited to attend as First Aiders in case of any medical emergency, however we decided that this was an excellent opportunity to share some more 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. There were examples of how much fat weighs and what it would look like and what happens if you continue to consume more calories than your body needs. Our Nurses were also on hand to discuss overseas travel and sun safety for those villagers lucky to be going on holiday soon.
Lots of juicy apples were handed out free to the local people and there was the chance to win one of two colourful baskets of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The sun continued to shine for the whole afternoon, there were no medical emergencies and the Fete pulled the whole community together.
On Friday 16th September 2016, undeterred by heavy rain, Loxwood Medical Practice opened its doors at 3.00pm for its very first Health and Wellbeing Fayre.
This unique event was the forward-thinking idea of the practice staff in an effort to start changing the way Primary Care can deliver healthcare to its entire community.
‘Your partner for a healthier future’ is the mission statement that all staff at the surgery strive to uphold. A spokesperson said, ‘we would like our patients to play an active role in looking after their own health so education is important to us as a medical practice.’
The afternoon’s events brought together Healthcare professionals from the private sector as well as local NHS services. Other community volunteer groups and local charities also participated during the Fayre to help demonstrate the importance of a healthy lifestyle on both the body and mind.
The Fayre also gave staff and exhibitors the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other healthcare professionals with the aim of improving long term health.
Fortunately, well timed early evening sunshine flooded the outside areas, creating a busy carnival atmosphere with a packed schedule of activities. These included a Zumba class, exercise bikes and equipment from the local leisure centre, gardening activities and raising awareness for Happy Landings part of Riding for the Disabled Association.
The practice remained open to patients who needed to see a doctor or nurse during the afternoon, but made good use of every available consulting room and the waiting room space for a variety of different advisors including physiotherapy, mindfulness workshops, wellbeing counsellors, podiatry, youth emotional support
counsellors, Carers Support West Sussex and Age UK. CPR demonstrations were given by one of the GPs and visitors were encouraged to take part and use the training manikin dolls that had been kindly donated to the surgery by Billingshurst Lions Club.
The nursing team offered advice on travel and immunisations, stopping smoking, alcohol unit awareness, salt and sugar content of food alongside Nutritionist Julie Fleming.
A successful ‘healthy’ bake sale was kept very busy all afternoon with donations going to support the Macmillan Cancer Care Nurses.
The whole event was well orchestrated with help from the Billingshurst Lions, who supervised parking in the village and provided a healthy lifestyle second hand book stall. The Lions also took the opportunity to promote their ‘Message in a bottle’ service.
The practice would like to hold a Health and Wellbeing Fayre annually and hopes that the next one will be even bigger and better!
If you would like to be a part of our next event please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and a brief explanation of what you could offer our patients.
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