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.

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.

Domestic or sexual abuse and violence. The Portal.

Domestic or sexual abuse and violence can affect anyone.  Domestic violence and abuse is defined as any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour.  This can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional. If you have been affected by domestic or sexual abuse or violence contact The Portal for help, advice and support.  Call 0300 323 9985 or go to http://theportal.org.uk

New Website for Contraception and Sexual Health advice

A new website for Contraception and Sexual Health has been launched in East Sussex.  For information on contraception, emergency contraception, condoms, chlamydia, sexual health and cervical screening visit http://www.eastsussexsexualhealth.co.uk

Save a Life. Give blood.

There is a blood donation session at Rye College, The Grove, TN31 7ND on Thursday 22nd December 2016. Appointments are available between 13:30-16:00 and 17:00-20:00.  To make an appointment please call 0300 123 23 23 or go on-line at http://www.blood.co.uk

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.