Accessing NHS help and support on Monday 19 September

We join with the rest of the country in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and share our heartfelt condolences with the Royal Family.

The government has announced that Monday 19 September will be a national bank holiday to allow people to pay their last respects to the late Queen on the day of her State Funeral.

We will be closed on Monday and will reopen as normal on Tuesday morning.

We have contacted every patient directly if your appointment has been affected by this change to our service.

During Monday if you need urgent health help or support there will be some pharmacies open on the bank holiday. Visit the NHS website and search “find a pharmacy NHS” to find an open pharmacy in the local area.

For all other urgent health needs over the weekend and the bank holiday, contact NHS 111 online or by phoning 111 for expert advice and support, and signposting to an appropriate service if needed.

If you need mental health support over the Bank Holiday, the Sussex Mental Healthline offers crisis care for people in urgent need of help with their mental health. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 0309 500.

Please only go to A&E or Emergency Departments if it is a life-saving emergency.

See more about the services open this weekend, including the pharmacies open over the weekend: Know your services – Sussex Health & Care Partnership (

Staff Changes

Dear Patients,

Mrs Jacqueline Barnes has retired from her position as manager of Cornerways Surgery. We’re so grateful to Jacki for many (>20) years of dedicated service to Cornerways Surgery. Jacki will be greatly missed by staff and patients alike.
We’d like to welcome Vida Tonna as our new practice manager. Vida has previously managed surgeries in Brighton & Hove, achieving there best overall practice as recognised by Healthwatch. We think she will fit in well and are grateful she has joined the team.

Mrs Coral Meredith has also left from her role as practice nurse and we’re grateful for her work with the surgery. We’re delighted to have secured the services of Veronica Clarke (practice nurse) and Micheline Williams (healthcare assistant) on a short/medium term basis to allow us to boost our capacity not just to previous levels but above that. This should help us greatly as we head towards Winter. A short wait had built up to see a nurse after Coral left, however with the new capacity, the wait time should disappear over the next few weeks.

Best wishes, Dr. Romans & Dr. Sayers

Covid Autumn Boosters & Flu Jabs

Cornerways will be providing clinics for Covid boosters & flu jabs – one in each arm in the same session. Clinics will be by invitation and we hope to start on 20th September (starting with over 65s), however are waiting for confirmation of flu vaccines arriving before we invite you. We will organize these quickly as soon as we have stock – reception will not be able to organize anything for you if you call up at present. We’ll update this message as soon as we have the green light. We will also personally visit our housebound patients for their boosters (we will contact you). You will also receive invites to have your boosters at other clinics – you can of course choose where to have them. Best wishes, Dr. Romans & Dr. Sayers