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. .
NHS England have made the decision to keep face to face appointments to only those that are medically essential.
DO NOT COME DOWN TO THE SURGERY BUT RING THE SURGERY IF IT IS MEDICALLY ESSENTIAL ON 01273 606214 OR 604220.
All patients requesting a consultation will need to speak to the doctor by telephone first.
If the doctor decides, you need to be seen they will arrange this.
If you need to leave a prescription request or a letter, just use the black mailbox on the wall to the right of the front door.
We appreciate your support during this extremely difficult and challenging period.
CANCELLED UNDER 25s DROP IN CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL HEALTH – TUESDAY 31st MARCH
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2019-Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.
DO NOT ENTER A GP SURGERY,
PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL
If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days.
Click link to see NHS advice on ending self-isolation.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first persons got symptoms.
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Read the NHS advice about staying at home.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online
For the most up to date advice go to:
From Monday 3 February 2020 we are introducing a new telephone service, in order to increase appointment capacity and improve access.
When you call The Avenue Surgery, your details will be taken and a GP will call you back the same day at a scheduled time. Your call may be taken by a GP not based at the practice but who has full access to your records. This service is the same as we offer with your own/usual GP.
For more information please click here for our Practice Assist Patient Information Leaflet or ask at Reception for a copy.
Have you been referred for an outpatients' appointment within the last 12 months?
Healthwatch wants to hear about your experiences of having an outpatients' appointment made for you. Click to find out more.
Links to Online Services are at the bottom of this page
Your Data Matters - National Data Opt-Out Programme - click here to find out more.
Click here for details of the Physiotherapy Self-Referral Scheme
Please note we are running very low of our 65 and over vaccine however local pharmacies still have stock. Please don't leave it too late to have your flu vaccine.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019 (ie born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017) please book a flu appointment with one of our Nurses today.Are you aged 65 and over (ie born on or before 31 March 1955) or an adult or child in an "at risk group"? They book your flu appointment today.
Measles is a serious illness that is highly infectious. To be protected from measles and other infections including mumps and rubella, you need to be immunised with 2 doses of MMR vaccine. Click here to read Measles: It's not just a kids' problem.
Sussex Interpreting Services (SIS) offer free help, support and information in 17 languages. Click here for more information.
Together Co (formerly Impetus) is a loneliness charity that creates connections to change lives.
Together Co does this through their befriending, social prescribing and volunteering services in Brighton, Hove and beyond, and by sharing our ideas and expertise nationally. In a city of nearly 300,000, no one should be lonely or socially isolated.
Together, we can make sure no one is.
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.
Links to Online services are at the bottom of this page ↓
The General Practice Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Data Protection Legislation encompasses the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 which were adopted by the UK Government in 2018. Click here to go to our GDPR page and see our Privacy Notices.
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 2017/18 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.
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 31/03/2020)