Over the next 4 months CARERS HEALTH TEAM (CHT) and CARERS SUPPORT WEST SUSSSEX (CSWS) are running a drop session in for Carers at the Horsham Library. The dates and times of these sessions are:
Thursday 1st August – 2-4pm
Thursday 5th September – 2-4pm
Thursday 3rd October – 2-4pm
Thursday 7th November – 2-4pm
If you know of Carers who may benefit from meeting them, this is an ideal opportunity and venue. If you feel a Carer may be neglecting their own health and wellbeing the CHT support workers can help. In this informal setting they can meet with both CHT and CSWS representatives in one location.
Patient Participation Group invitation
NHS England would like your feedback and opinion at a meeting to be held on 20th August, 10.00am - 4.00pm in London, see the poster for full details.
From Monday 1st April our dispensary will close for 1 hour only between 2.00pm and 3.00pm until further notice. It will continue to open at 8.00am and close at 6.30pm each day.
Repeat Prescription Changes
Our GPs have changed the way we process your repeat medication requests. We ask for 3 working days from the day your make your request to the day you can come and collect your medication. This is to maintain a high level of patient safety.
GP Access Appointments
If you have difficulty getting to a doctor or nurse appointment during our core opening hours of 8.00am-6.30pm, ask Reception to make an appointment for you at one of the additional clinics at other nearby surgeries known as GPAH (General Practice Additional Hours) which may be more suitable.
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Loxwood Village Fete and Dog Show 2019
On Saturday 8th June 2019 staff from Loxwood Medical Practice participated in the Loxwood Village Fete and Dog show. We were on hand to attend as First Aiders in case of any medical emergency. As ‘Your partner for a healthier future’ our doctors and nurses provided information about healthy eating, diet and exercise. Some delicious 'healthy' snacks and free samples of sun cream were available for all. Congratulations to the winners of the huge hamper of fresh juicy fruit. We were delighted to support the Billingshurst Lions and their message in a bottle campaign.
Health and Wellbeing Fayre 2018
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 including 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. Cranleigh Leisure Centre attended along with a range of practitioners offering physiotherapy, mindfulness workshops, mental health counselling, Indian head massage, reiki, art therapy and hypnotherapy.
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. This 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.