Welcome to Ferry Road Health Centre

It is the aim of the doctor and staff to provide you, the patient, with a high quality standard of health care at all times.

Stay Safe in the Sun

Getting painful sunburn just once every two years, can triple your risk of melanoma skin cancer.
 
For men in the UK, melanoma skin cancer is the sixth most common cancer, with around 7,700 cases diagnosed in 2014 alone.
 
Those who work outside are at higher risk of skin cancer. Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, including ears, head and neck.
 
#CoverUpMate

Cervical Screening Awareness Week 12-18 June 2017

Cervical Screening Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening. All women aged 25-64, including women with learning disabilities, are invited for cervical screening. 1 in 4 women do not attend their test. Not sure if you are up to date with your screening? Give us a call and we will check for you.

Cervical screening saves lives.

CARDIOLOGY OPEN DAY – WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE 2017 – 14:00 TO 17:00

Are you interested in how the Cardiology Department diagnose, assess and treat patients with heart problems?  Then why not go along to the East Sussex Cardiac Care Unit at Eastbourne Hospital when they hold their Cardiology Open Day on 14th June. You will be able to visit the labs and see where procedures are performed.  A range of Consultants and Staff will be on hand giving talks , answering questions and demonstrating cardiac equipment.  If you would like to attend you must book a place, either by telephoning 01323 413876 or emailing esh-tr.FT@nhs.net

CHANGE THE WAY EAST SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST WORKS – PUBLIC FORUM INVITE

Come and share your ideas about what information patients need before going into hospital and how they should be treated while they are there.  Attendees at this forum will be asked to help plan the patient experience and public engagement priorities for the next 12 months. If you would like to attend the forum at St. Mark's Church Hall, Little Common, TN39 4BZ on Tuesday 13th June 2017, 09:30-13:00 please call 01323 413876 or email esh-tr.FT@nhs.net

World Health Organisation (WHO) World Immunisation Week 24th April 2017

World Health Organisation (WHO) World Immunisation Week
 
A new campaign launches today to start the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Immunisation Week. We urge parents and carers to check that their child's vaccinations are up to date, protecting them from serious diseases and helping prevent outbreaks. Childhood vaccinations are vitally important as they help build up immunity, protecting a child against a host of serious diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, diptheria and some strains of meningitis.
 
A child needs a number of doses of some vaccines to be fully protected. If you are in doubt please check with us to see that your child is fully vaccinated.

#MooreToKnow

The Bobby Moore Fund have teamed up with the England Footballers Foundation to launch the ‘Moore to Know’ health campaign.  The campaign aims to :

  • Increase awareness of bowel cancer
  • Highlight signs and symptoms
  • Help educate people, specifically men, on ways to prevent the disease
  • Encourage the uptake of the NHS screening programme
For more bowel cancer facts, how to reduce your risk and what to look out, for visit www.cruk.org/MooreToKnow or follow #MooreToKnow

Easter Chemist Opening Times

Details of the local chemist opening hours during the Easter Holidays can be found at http://www.england.nhs.uk/south/info-professional/pharm-info/ss-pharm

Save a life – give blood

Monday 10th April 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 at the Main Hall, Rye College, The Grove, Rye.  For more information visit http://www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23

No Smoking Day

Wednesday 8th March is No Smoking Day.  Do you want help and advice on stopping smoking?  Quitting can be difficult, so why not make it easier?  Call free on 0800 622 6968 or text 'smoke free' to 66777 or call the surgery for more information.

Singing for Better Breathing

Regular singing in a relaxed friendly group can help with managing conditions such as Asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung problems.  Starting on 6th March (for twelve weeks) "Singing for Better Breathing" will be running free sessions in Camber, Winchelsea Beach and Rye Harbour.  If you are interested in attending, or for more information, contact Di White on 01303 220870 or di.white@canterbury.ac.uk.   Sessions will be led by Sadie Hurley, who has run many singing groups for people affected by breathing problems in Kent and South London.  No singing experience is needed.  Partners and family members are welcome to come too.

Patient Participation Group AGM

The AGM will be held at the Ferry Road Health Centre on Friday 2nd December at 10:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The surgery now has an Advanced Nurse Practitioner holding clinics very Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

Sara Terry is a qualified nurse with extra training skills. She can assess patients' problems and health needs, prescribe, plan care and refer patients to consultants. If you have a minor ailment or infection, book in with Sara whenever possible.