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  • March 12, 2018 - Press Release

     

    £55k award for new health hub in heart of Lewes

     

    Plans to improve access to GPs and provide a broader range of health services in Lewes have been recognised by a £55,000 government award for the new health hub in North Street Quarter.

     

    The award comes from The Greater Brighton One Public Estate Programme which supports projects that improve public services, stimulate economic growth and free up land for regeneration. It was awarded following a joint bid from Lewes District Council and local healthcare partners, including Lewes’s three GP practices who will join forces to offer more services and improved access for local people.

    School Hill Medical Practice, St Andrews Surgery and River Lodge Surgery will relocate into the new health hub, while still retaining the Ringmer branch surgery for the community. The creation of a health hub in the heart of the town will help meet increased demands on local GP practices. More appointments will be available as the health hub will be open seven days a week and will bring together other healthcare providers including a practice pharmacist, paramedic and nurse specialists.

    The grant will be used to design the facilities and spaces inside the hub. Specialist healthcare architects Murphy Philipps have been appointed to carry out the work, which will help health providers to plan their move into the hub and ensure the new premises meet their operational needs. The external design of the health hub has been carried out by the team of architects working on North Street Quarter and has been given full planning approval.

     

    Dr Jason Heath, GP partner at St Andrews Practice, said: “We are one step closer to being able to offer high quality integrated General Practice from the very heart of the town, in a way that is sustainable and secured for the local community for the future.

     

    “We will now work with architects Murphy Philipps on the specifications of the design on the state-of-the-art premises, which will see an integrated primary and community care facility with the long term aim to transform the delivery of health and social care in the town, and better support people to lead healthy lives.” 

     

    Marc Levinson from specialist healthcare architects Murphy Philipps, said: “We are very excited to be part of the team on this exciting project to enhance health services for local people. We will be working closely with health providers to tailor the new facilities to make sure they meet the needs of the community, and are fit to provide first rate care.”

     

    The North Street Quarter health hub forms part of a wider model for Lewes with the development of a health and social care campus, encompassing both existing facilities and a new facility. The Lewes Health Campus will be a catalyst for change to health and social care for the whole town of Lewes and wider population.

     

    There is no need for patients registered at the three surgeries to do anything to get a new GP as they remain registered with the GP partners working from Lewes Health Hub.

    Updates about the progress of the Health Hub will be posted on the North Street Quarter website. Please visit www.northstreetqtr.co.uk for further information.

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Clinics & Services

As well as general consultations, we run a range of clinics for patients.  All of these clinics are by appointment only. For further details about these clinics, please contact reception.

pregnant_23Antenatal Clinics

Tuesdays: 9:00am to 4:00pm at River Lodge Surgery

Thursdays 9:00am to 4:00pm at River Lodge Surgery

This clinic is run by a qualified Midwife.  If you become pregnant, you will be asked register your pregnancy on www.mypregnancymatters.co.uk - please do this AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOU ARE PREGNANT and then book an appointment to see the midwife. You will then be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy at the practice.

For more information on pregnancy, please see the Pregnancy Care Planner section on this website which provides information from the NHS Choices website.

Diabetes Clinicsglucose_reading

Tuesday: 2:30pm to 5:00pm at River Lodge Surgery

Thursday: 2:30pm to 5:00pm at Ringmer Surgery


These clinics are run by both our Diabetes Lead GPs and Practice Nurses.  These clinics offer advice and health check-ups for patients diagnosed with diabetes.

Coil Fitting Clinics

Bi-monthly on Tue, Wed or Thu 9am-10.30am (please contact Reception for specific dates of clinics)

These clinics are run on a rotational basis between three female GPs and a nurse.  Patients wishing to have a coil fitted or replaced must make an initial appointment with a GP first in order to discuss the procedure prior to booking into the coil fitting clinic (please visit the separate Coil Fitting section on this website for further information).

Minor Procedures

Some minor surgery procedures can be done at the practice, or at the local hospital, by our GPs.  Please discuss this with your GP who will then arrange an appointment for the procedure.

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Warfarin Monitoring Clinics

Wednesdays: 8:30am to 12noon at Ringmer Surgery
Thursdays: 9:30am to 1:00pm at River Lodge Surgery

These clinics are run by our trained Healthcare Assistant and Practice Nurse for patients who are being prescribed Warfarin medication and need regular dose monitoring.

Childhood Immunisation Clinicsvaccination2

Tuesday: 2:00pm to 4:00pm at River Lodge Surgery
Tuesday: 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Ringmer Surgery (on alternate weeks)

These clinics are run by our Practice Nurses. Parents should receive letters from the Child Health Department to make an appointment for their baby to have their immunisations when they are due.

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Other Services

Other services are available with our practice nurses during their normal clinic times. These services include Well-Woman/Man checks, asthma and COPD reviews, cervical screening, travel vaccinations and much more.  For more details on any of these clinics, please ask at reception.

Health Visitor Clinicsbaby_district_nurse

Health Visitors are no longer based at the practice. However, they run a number of local clinics.  Health Visitors can be contacted at 01273 402508.

District Nurses

The District nurses visit patients who are housebound and can be contacted at 01273 402508.

 

 
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