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Noticeboard contents :  New website for the Foundry, Text Messaging for appointments, On-Line access, 'Live Well, Feel Better' and Giving up smoking

NEWS FLASH !!! NEW WEBSITE for Foundry Medical Centre Lewes, follow this link to  learn about the Foundry, from its very early stages the Foundry Health ethos was much more than just moving to a new building or merging three surgeries into one -


  • 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 for further information.

  • On-Line access. Please see links on the Home Page for more details about on-line access for Appointments, Repeat Prescriptions, access to your Patient Records and access to test results.

  • Live Well, Feel Better - for more details see the link on the home page

 Life Well Feel Better

  • Free Health Checks for all patients aged 40-75 - If you would like to benefit from a free Health Check please contact us to find out if you qualify. Health Check surgeries are currently running. 

  • ‘Do you want to give up smoking?  Have you been thinking about quitting?  If so, do you know that you can get access to your local stop smoking service who have a proven track record in helping people to stop smoking and stay stop.  If you are interested in giving up or need any advice on the best way to do so why not ring the surgery on the number above and ask about the how you can access the service locally near you’ or click this link - NHS Smokefree

Welcome to River Lodge Surgery Online


Following on from our last notification regarding the merge of River Lodge Surgery with School Hill Medical Practice and St Andrew’s Surgery; we have now formed a Primary Care Network and we are pooling our resources in an endeavour to continue to provide our patients with the best possible service.

As a result of this collaboration we are now able to offer much more flexibility and availability of appointments from Monday to Saturday for certain services provided by your Practice Nurse team at any of the three Lewes sites; Your usual surgery, St Andrew’s Surgery Southover Road BN7 1US or School Hill Medical PracticeBN7 2LU.  We also have a late surgery every Wednesday evening at one of the three sites for ear syringing and cervical smear tests.  When you phone your surgery for an appointment the receptionist will let you know what is available and at which site so you may choose the most convenient. 

In addition we will be running a pilot scheme called The Green Hub from Monday 2nd September 2019 based at River Lodge Surgery for patients who need contact with a GP on the same day that they phone for an appointment.  Please note the receptionist will ask you for a brief explanation to ensure your call is dealt with by the most appropriate service.  You may be signposted to the local pharmacy or our Practice Pharmacist for advice or the Minor Injuries Department at Lewes Victoria Hospital.  Those patients allocated to the Green Hub will receive a telephone call from one of the triaging Doctors from any of the three Lewes surgeries.  If that GP decides the patient needs to be seen they will make an appointment with a GP or our Paramedic at RIVER LODGE SURGERY even if you normally attend our branch surgery in Ringmer. 

This pilot does not affect patients requiring contact with their usual GP or a member of their team for ongoing or non-urgent conditions.  Those appointments will continue to be made at your usual branch.  ​

In 1988, the practice moved from its old home at Castle Lodge to the new purpose-built surgery at River Lodge. The practice also operates from the branch surgery in Ringmer.

The partnership has existed since the 1930s .Today, all the doctors working long-term in the practice endeavour to honour & continue the ethos & spirit with which the original partnership was formed in order to provide holistic care, regardless of faith or beliefs.

Our team, across the two sites, includes eight GPs, four practice nurses, three Healthcare Assistants, as well as our Practice and Office Managers, Secretaries and Reception staff.

We offer a full General Medical Service (GMS) and run a number of specialist clinics (see Clinics and Services).


Practice Brochure

Our Practice Brochure has been updated!  A copy of the brochure can be found below and will be available from the Practice Brochure section of our website from now on.  Copies will also available in the waiting rooms at both sites.


Friends & Family Test

Latest Results: 100% of patients surveyed in January would recommend us to Family & Friends!

Have you recently received treatment from the Practice or been in contact with the Practice?  If so, why not complete the Friends & Family Test; a short questionnaire which helps provide feedback to the Practice about the services we provide and how we can improve.

If you would like to provide feedback, please click here or click on the Friend & Family Test link on the right-hand side of this webpage.

For full details of the latest results from the questionnaires, click here.  Results will also be published by NHS England on the NHS Choices website.

Online Services - Patient Access 

The Practice provides online services to patients wishing to book routine GP appointments and to request repeat prescriptions.

If you are interested in signing up for this service, please read the patient information leaflet below before completing the Registration form.  Please bring the registration form to the Practice for the Reception Team to process your request.  You will need to provide two forms of identification at the time you bring in the registration form (one should be photographic identification).  The Reception Team will then process your request and send out your registration information.

Patient Online Access brochure  

Online Access Registration Form

Online Access Registration Form (Proxy Access).doc

If you are already registered with the service, please use the links below to access your online services.

(Site updated 21/02/2020)
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