Welcome to The Avenue Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific Practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
EASTER CLOSING TIMES
We will be closed on
Friday 19 April 2019
Monday 22 April 2019
If you require medical assistance
Telephone 111 for the NHS 111 Service
The Walk-in Centre next to Brighton train station
is open 8am to 8pm every day
Please remember to put in your repeat prescription request early to cover you over the Easter Bank Holidays when the Surgery will be closed. Over Christmas and New Year 10% of out-of-hours GP time was used on repeat prescriptions rather than caring for ill patients. The NHS will provide repeat prescriptions outside GP surgery hours if absolutely necessary but please try to avoid this happening.
IF YOU NEED A PHARMACY OVER THE EASTER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
click here for Brighton and Hove Pharmacies
click here for East Sussex Pharmacies
click here for Pharmacies nationally
Healthwatch Brighton and Hove have launched their 2019 GP Patient survey. This survey will be open until late summer and we would encourage all our patients to complete the survey. Just click on the link below and click on The Avenue Surgery:
↓Links to Online Services
are at the bottom of this page
The General Practice Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
came into force on 25 May 2018 - click here to go to our GDPR page and see our Privacy Notices.
Find out about Community Navigation - help improve your health and wellbeing. It is a free of charge social prescribing service in Brighton and Hove that links you to community services and groups. Click here for a short video.
You can #HelpMyNHS to give the best care by making sure you and your loved ones get the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This website helps you do this by highlighting where you can get medical treatment that is right for you.
Speak Up On Cancer Video
Albion in the Community have made a video as part of their ‘Speak Up Against Cancer’ service. It features a cancer survivor discussing her experience of breast cancer
Young Person's Sexual Health Clinic
Our Advance Nurse Practitioner runs a drop-in clinic specifically for help and advice to under 25s about contraception, sexually transmitted infections and other related issues. This clinic is held on Tuesdays from 15:30 - 17:30 (note change of day). You do not need an appointment. Please speak to the Receptionist first.
Links to Online services are at the bottom of this page ↓
Accessible Information Standard
Do you have any information or communication needs? Do you require information in a different format? Click here for more information.
American Express Community Stadium Event Day Parking
Click here to find the dates of Albion home matches when controlled Parking Zone restrictions will come into effect.
Check the Albion website for the most up to date information: http://www.seagulls.co.uk/
Named Accountable GP
From 1 April, 2015 GP practices are required under the General Medical Services (GMS) Contract, to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children. The Practice has decided that your named, accountable GP will be the doctor you are registered with. If you are unsure who is your named GP and wish to know, please ask the Reception staff the next time you are at the Surgery.
Should you express a wish to be changed to another GP the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Please be aware that having a named GP does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs at The Avenue Surgery.
Information for our Diabetic Patients
The Avenue Surgery is taking part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). Please click here for further information. If you are a diabetic patient and would like to opt out please let a member of Reception know.
The 2016/17 Summary of Findings Reports can be accessed by clicking here.
Closed circuit television (CCTV) is installed at The Avenue Surgery premises for the purposes of patient, staff and premises security. Cameras are located at various places on the premises and images from the cameras are recorded. CCTV is used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Home Office and Information Commissioner’s Office Codes of Practice.
Privacy Notice - Individual GP Level Data
GP Net Earnings
NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is published and the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, or to make any comparisons with any other practice.
The average pay for GPs working at the Avenue Surgery in the last financial year was £148,168 before Tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full-time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Easy access is available to all clinical areas and special toilet facilities which are all on the ground floor.
(Site updated 16/04/2019)