Beaconsfield Medical Practice175 Preston RoadBrightonBN1 6AGEmail: BHCCG.email@example.com, Tel: 01273 552212
Please note when ordering repeat prescriptions please do not order any more than two weeks in advance (unless there is a certain reason i.e. holiday, in which case please specify).
The practice is now 'live' with EPS. Please read the attached patient information and if you would like to nominate a preferred pharmacy please contact them to arrange this.
EPS Patient Information.pdf
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If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make a telephone appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial telephone appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. A list of travel clinics will be provided.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
We are well equipped to provide a full range of general medical services, including the following:
We offer a comprehensive contraceptive service including Implant, coil and diaphragm fitting.
The doctors see women for ante-natal and post-natal care in their normal surgeries, and share antenatal care with the midwife, who holds weekly clinics. The midwife is also available for home birth if desired, but please bear in mind that hospital confinement may be advised by the doctor or midwife if there is any medical reason to suspect that the labour might not be straightforward.
All the doctors carry out regular child developmental assessments in their own clinics and the health visitors also arrange regular assessments for infants. In addition, the health visitors are available to give advice on children's health, and may be contacted by telephoning 267598 on weekdays. Routine childhood immunisations are carried out by the practice nurses and recall letters are automatically sent when these are due. A booklet containing detailed information on childhood immunisations is available free to any parent whose child is registered with us.
All newly registered patient and those aged between 16 - 75 who have not attended the surgery for three years may attend for consultation on request.
All patients over 75 who do not already attend the surgery for an annual review are welcome to book a health check with one of our health care assistants. The health care assistant will check your blood pressure, weight, height and enquire about any health needs. Please book an appointment with reception if you wish to have a health check.
All the clinicians are qualified to deal with women's health issues during their routine surgeries. We also provide well woman checks run by the practice nurses which includes cervical smears and menopausal problems. You will be sent a reminder when a cervical smear is due.
The cervical screening programme offers all women aged 25-49 a smear every three year and those aged 50-64 every five years. Women over this age require a smear test if they have not had a smear since the age of 50 or if previous abnormality. The smear can then be taken by the practice nurse or your doctor.
For women between the ages of 50 and 70, three yearly invitations are issued for mammographic screening, which is intended to diagnose breast cancer at the earliest possible stage. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer in a first or second degree relative, please discuss this with your doctor as you may be eligible for extra screening.
We are well equipped for a wide range of minor operations, including those requiring electrocautery or cryotherapy. In addition we are able to offer therapeutic joint and soft tissue injections and aspirations when necessary.
The practice nurses have specialist training in the management of respiratory and chest conditions, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. It is important for long term care that patients should attend at least once a year for monitoring. Please make an appointment when your review is due, you do not need to wait for an invitation.
People confined to their homes who need nursing care should arrange with their doctor for the district nurse to call. If nursing care at home is required, following discharge from hospital, this will normally be arranged by the hospital staff.
We also offer advice to help you stop smoking.
If you are a registered patient suffering from substance misuse we offer access to facilities to help your rehabilitation.
The practice offers advice and education to young people regarding sexual health in complete confidentiality as with all our services.
An NHS counsellor practises from the surgery on Monday and Thursday and referral is via your GP if appropriate.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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