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COVID 19 surgery precautions – click here for NHS guidance

  • Wear a mask in the surgey unless exempt.
  • The door is unlocked and you are free to come in during reception opening hours.
  • Hand sanitiser available at reception.
  • Try to keep socially distanced in the waiting room.
  • Try to book by phone rather than walk-in.

Accessibility 

  • If you need any of the following facilities, please ask and we will help
    • Accessible toilet.
    • Baby change.
    • Private area for breastfeeding (you are welcome to breastfeed anywhere).
    • Confidential area to speak to a receptionist.
  • Please feel free to bring a friend / relative / advocate / child with you – we want you to feel comfortable and supported.

Reception is closed to walk-in enquiries for lunch between 12 and 1pm.
An urgent enquiry line remains open until 6.30pm on weekdays (01903 247740).
After 6.30pm and before 8am call 111 for urgent, non-emergency help.

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Covid Boosters over 75s and 5-11 first Covid Jab

The Covid vaccination service we jointly manage at the Strand Surgery is now taking bookings via the “National Booking System”. Look for “Strand Medical”. For Spring boosters this will allow you (the over 75s) to book providing you are 3 months from your last dose. The recommended interval is 6 months, but 3-6 months is fine. 5-11 year olds can have an appointment booked this way too. We’re planning on delivering the housebound patients vaccinations ourselves in June, but feel free to use the Strand Medical if able.
Book via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119. Dr. Romans & Dr. Sayers

New chronic disease and blood monitoring system using month of birth

Dear Patients,
We have been developing plans over the last few months to improve the way we monitor long-term health conditions and both conditions and medications that require blood monitoring. From April 2022 we will introduce our month of birth recall system. For example, if we think you need a blood test once per year and you are born in July, then we’ll contact you in June to organise you blood test. If we think you need a test twice a year, we’ll contact you again 6 months after that. For some conditions like dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, severe frailty and severe mental illness, we’re introducing an annual GP review appointment face to face. Where you’re housebound we’ll organise a visit. For most patients, you’ll be invited by text message to telephone the surgery to book your test, so please make sure we have your up to date mobile phone number. For some patients we know we’ll need to call you to organise. We hope such preventative and holistic ‘annual reviews’ will be useful. If there are any teething problems, please contact us on CWSCCG.cornerways-worthing@nhs.net or telephone the surgery.

Best wishes, Dr. Romans, Dr. Sayers & Team