Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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MBBS DRCOG MRCGP (1990) GMC Number 3494473
Dr Woodcock is our Senior Partner. She graduated from St Georges Medical School, University of London in 1990. She went on to train in Gynaecology and General Surgery before changing careers into general practice in 1996. She joined the practice in 1997. She works full-time at the practice and has a special interest in womens health, Minor Surgery and the training of GPs. She is working towards improving services for patients in our local area. Out of practice her time is spent with her husband, her two children Toby and Millie and her cats, Percy and Tabitha.
MBBS, DFFP, MRCGP (1989) GMC Number 3328286
Dr John Mitchinson graduated from The London Hospital Medical College in 1989. He has been a partner here at Loxwood since 2006 and works full time. He has a special interest in Diabetes. He is happily married with 2 children. He enjoys a DIY challenge and exercise.
MBBS (2009) BSc. MRCGP GMC: 7040449
Dr. Mark Piper trained at St. George's Hospital Medical School, graduating with distinction in 2009. He undertook hospital training posts throughout Surrey before qualifying as a GP in 2015. He has particular interests in gastroenterology, respiratory medicine and paediatrics. Dr. Piper is married with three young children and most of his spare time is spent with them. When he gets the chance he enjoys golf, mountain-biking and watching rugby.
Dr Smy graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000. After house jobs she undertook 3 years on a general medical rotation before starting General Practice training, which she completed in 2007. Dr Smy subsequently spent around 8 years in medico-legal medicine before returning to General Practice in 2017/18. She successfully completed the General Practice refresher training scheme in early 2018 and is very much enjoying being back in general practice. In her spare time Dr Smy enjoys music (both playing and listening), cycling and spending time with family and friends.
Dr Cameron-Blackie graduated from Leeds Medical School in 1985. She initially trained and became a specialist in Public Health Medicine but with a move South in 1996 she switched careers to General Practice. She has a particular interest in women’s health, palliative care and support for carers. Dr Cameron-Blackie retired from Chiddingfold Surgery in 2018 and now works part time (on the GP Retention Scheme). When not at work her time is divided between her garden, family and two Bearded Collies - Monty and Hector.
Loxwood is recognised as a GP training practice. You may see a GP registrar who is a qualified doctor training to become a GP. All registrars work under the supervision of Dr Emma Woodcock who is a GP trainer. If you have any concerns about your consultation or do not wish to see the registrar please advise the receptionists. Dr Mark Piper is training to become a GP trainer over the next two years.
Debbie Peacock Nurse Assistant Practitioner
Jessica Pitts Healthcare Assistant
Marie Beckwith Phlebotomist
Suzanne is in charge of the day to day running of the Practice and is pleased to help with any queries or problems you may have. Suggestions, compliments and complaints should also be directed to Suzanne or Mandy, Assistant Practice Manager on 01403 759604, alternatively email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Reception Manager is Jan Smithers. She leads our reception team who are fully trained at signposting patients to the most appropriate person. Anything you tell them will be treated in absolute confidence. Please help them to help you.
If you need to speak to them in confidence at the reception desk, please ask and they can see you in a private room next to reception. If you have difficulty with any form of communication due to a learning disability, sensory loss or impairment please let them know.
They can also arrange for a translation service to help with your care if required.
If you are partially sighted or registered blind we can have items converted into Braille, or if you would like a sign language interpreter this can also be arranged.
Tel: 01403 759605
Tel: 01403 759615
Our medical secretaries provide general secretarial support to the practice. They also arrange hospital referral appointments and liaise between the hospital consultants and your doctors. If you have any queries regarding hospital your referral or admission please contact them, pick up a leaflet in reception or contact the Patient Choice Navigator Team 01903 708670.
If you are currently pregnant, you may choose to be seen and cared for during your pregnancy by either the West Sussex Midwife Team or Surrey Midwife Team.
Routine, weekly, ante natal appointments for patients who choose the West Sussex Team will be held at Petworth Children and Family Centre, you can contact them on 01798 871199 to make all of your appointments.
If you wish to be seen by the Surrey Midwife team, you will need to contact them yourself, they are based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital on 01483 571122 ext 2714 or ext 2715 to book into their clinic. This clinic is currently being held at Cranleigh Community Hospital.
The district nursing team provides skilled nursing care to those who require it in the community.
They are available to provide help and support for carers, the long term or terminally ill and will also provide help and advice on continence problems. The district nurses can be contacted by calling One Call on 01903 254789 .
The Health Visitor service, provides a clinic and home visits to all families with children less than 5 years of age, both for the children and the family members. They are involved in antenatal care and child health development and currently run a postnatal group for all mothers. They can be contacted at Rose Wing, Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2DR or telephone: 01403 227000 ext 7507.
Ilona and June are in charge of the day to day running of all the dispensary services. We are able to offer dispensing services to all of our patients who live more than one mile from a pharmacy.
The dispensary is open between the hours of 08.00 and 18.30 Monday to Friday. It closes each day between 2.00-3.00pm.
Please click here for more information about how to order your medications.
Ali Mohamadi is working in all 4 GP surgeries in our Rural North Chichester PCN. He may from time to time see or speak with you to discuss your medication. He does this under the direction and supervision of the GPs and Nurses here at Loxwood Medical Practice.
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