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.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour between people. It doesn't matter what your gender or sexuality is. It includes the following types of abuse ; pscyhological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional. If you feel you would benefit from talking to someone and getting the support you need, come along to the Domestic Violence and Abuse drop in at the Ferry Road Health Centre on Friday 2nd November 2018 between 10-12.

You don't need to be registered at the surgery to access this help and support.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Have you been screened for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)? If you are a male aged 65+ and have NOT been screened before, you are eligible for a screening examination.  This is carried out locally at the Rye Memorial Hospital. Please call the AAA Screening Office on 01903 843834 for an appointment or for further information. www.nhs.uk/conditions/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening/

Camber Branch Surgery

As from 1st November 2018 the Camber Branch surgery will be running from 11:30 am on alternate Thursdays.  Please note this is for pre-booked appointments only. Medication will still be available for collection every Thursdays at 12:15.  If you wish to collect your medication from Camber you must ring the Rye Surgery so that your medication is available in Camber.

Age UK East Sussex Foot Care Service

Age UK East Sussex are starting a foot care service here at Ferry Road.  They will offer basic nail cutting as well as enhanced services, by a registered podiatrist, if you have a diabetic condition.  There are charges for this service and information packs are available at the surgery.
 
If you are unable to travel or require a home visit for medical reasons, this can also be arranged.  For more details call the surgery.

Community Connectors – Who are they, and how can they help you?

Community Connectors are a new service available at Ferry Road surgery. Community Connectors are in the surgery every Tuesday 9:00 – 2:00 (Jackie) and Fridays 9:00 – 16:30 (Caroline).

Jackie and Caroline can refer you to local and specialised support agencies, help you feel more involved in your community or help you make some changes to improve your mental health and wellbeing with things such as: • Advice & Guidance around how to improve your mental health and wellbeing • Help with finding community groups and activities to reduce social isolation • Access to courses, including Confidence Building or returning to further education to re-train • Accessing leisure activities, such as art & crafts, swimming, walking groups, yoga or exploring new interests and hobbies • Referrals to specialist agencies around benefits, financial issues, housing, employment If you have any queries or are interested in accessing this service, please call into the surgery or you can refer yourself by completing a self-referral form (available at the surgery) or by giving Jackie (07384 467959) or Caroline (07772 613953) a call or emailing them on Jackie.pope@southdown.org or Caroline.castle@southdown.org Jackie or Caroline will contact you to have an initial chat or to book you in for an appointment.

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Autumn newsletter 2018

Flu Season 2018

It's time to start preparing for the Winter flu season.  Eligible patients include anyone over 65, patients with diabetes or chronic medical conditions, pregnant women and anyone who is a carer.   If you would like to make an appointment for this free vaccination, or if you are not sure if you are eligible,  please call the surgery and we will be happy to help.

Medicine Box

Be prepared for common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicines cabinet at home. What should you have in your medicines box HR

The Herbert Protocol – Safe & Found

Do you care for someone with dementia and worry that they may go missing?  The Herbert Protocol is here to help.  By completing a short form you can provide vital information to  help in the quick and safe return of your loved one, should they go missing.
To download the form, and to find out more, visit http://www.sussex.police.uk/herbertprotocol

TREATING HAY FEVER

Did you know you don't need to see your GP for hay fever symptoms?
Last year across East Sussex we spent over £3 million on treating hay fever and allergies. That's the cost of over 87,000 GP appointments.
Speak to your pharmacist for help and advice on managing your symptoms and how to treat your hay fever.
Be more self care aware
#HELPMYGP

Reduce Medicines Wastage

Everyone has a part to play to reduce medicines waste.  If everyone makes small changes then together with can make a massive difference to reducing waste and looking after our NHS. read more...

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.   read more...

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.