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Saxonbury HouseCroft RoadCrowboroughEast Sussex, TN6 1DLTel: 01892 603131
Allocated GP: All patients have an allocated GP. If you wish to know your allocated GP please ask at reception.
Our Care Quality Commission inspection report has been published. You can read it here
Try the 'Health Help Now' website/downloadable app - http://eastsussex.healthhelpnow-nhs.net/ - this symptom-check website/app aims to help people find the right service in East Sussex for their health needs, especially when they need medical help fast but it is not a life-threatening emergency
Although a large part of antenatal care is with the community midwives our doctors are still keen to look after you during your pregnancy. Women can choose where they give birth. Low risk patients may deliver in the midwife unit at Crowborough Birthing Centre, part of Crowborough Hospital. Other cases are delivered at Pembury Hospital, Eastbourne or elsewhere.
The community midwives are all attached to Crowborough Birthing Centre and will care for you both in the hospital and at home.
Each doctor provides this service and will be happy to discuss individual needs. Anyone requiring a contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) or coil will be referred to Dr Mulder who specialises in this field usually on Wednesday afternoons.
Dr Peter Tsang heads the new Community Geriatrician Service seeing patients from around the area here at Saxonbury. Due to our elderly population this will be of great benefit, increasing levels of care and providing greater focus on the needs of the elderly. Dr Tsang will also be undertaking Home Visits on Tuesdays and Ward Rounds on Fridays at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday mornings with Dr Padgham
Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00. There is a 20 minute appointment with our specialist nurses and then a review with our Lead Diabetes GP Dr Mulder.
The practice offers a full range of minor surgical procedures provided by Dr Padgham.
The practice host a number of services so that our patients can be seen on site removing the need for unnecessary travel to the surrounding hospitals. These include:
Patients with hearing problems can be referred to the audioligist who provides the service every other Thursday
This is a psychologically led service and provide counselling, Dietitian & exercise for patients with a BMI 35 + who are looking for weight management and also those who meet criteria looking to go forward to tier 4 for Bariatric Surgery. Every Wednesday morning we run psycho-educational groups which the patients love.
This practice has been accredited as being suitable for the training of those doctors intending to become general practitioners.
This means that the practice and doctors have had to achieve a number of standards which have been assessed by the GP Deanery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex, acting on behalf of the national organisation (the Postgraduate Medical Education Board)
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Those doctors training to become GPs are called GP registrars. They are supervised by one of the doctors here, who will be their trainer.
The GP registrar is a fully qualified doctor who is likely to have a lot of experience of hospital medicine.
Sometimes other doctors are also trained and supported in the practice.
If you are seeing this doctor you can expect to receive the quality of service you would from your own GP. If you have any concerns please mention this to a member of staff.
In order for the GP registrars to successfully complete their training they need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrar’s consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only. Further information about this process and the confidentiality of it, can be obtained from the reception staff.
GP Registrars will have their own appointment lists and are currently supervised by Dr Bennion and Dr Sneddon.
Saxonbury House hosts Foundation Year 2 (FY2) Doctors throughout the year. These doctors are qualified doctors and will have experience in several hospital specialities. The FY2 Doctors are based at the Practice for a four month period where they hold limited appointments for patients to book. They will only deal with acute problems, not complex issues. During these sessions, they are supervised by Dr Bennion and Dr Sneddon.
As part of their placement at the Practice, the FY2 Doctors need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrar’s consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only.
We also host Year 4 and 5 Medical Students throughout the year. The students shadow doctors in their clinics which are specifically set up with Medical Students in mind. Medical Students are supervised by Dr Padgham. Patients will be made aware at the time of booking their appointment that there will be a student present during their consultation.
As part of their training, medical students need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the student's consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only.
The current recommended schedule is:
In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza plus pneumonia vaccination for patients over 65 and those patients under 65 with diabetes, chronic heart, lung or kidney disease and residents of nursing and rest homes. The vaccination is available in October; please contact the practice nurse for further details.
We offer appointments for travel vaccinations, please note that some vaccinations are not available on the NHS and are therefore chargeable.
Please look at our Travel Vaccinations link down the right side under Further Information
Medical examinations for special purposes, such as fitness to travel, pre-employment, insurance, driving medicals etc are undertaken outside normal surgery hours. A fee will be payable. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment. Fees are clearly displayed in the reception area.
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