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UPDATED : Monday 19th July 2021

NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules. 

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.

Covid-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting Sidley Medical Practice as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.

The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May said: “Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment.

“And it is important for the public to continue to play their part when visiting NHS and care settings to help protect our staff and patients, particularly those who may be more vulnerable to infections.

“As restrictions are lifted in many places on Monday everyone has a part to play in helping to control Covid-19 by getting vaccinated and acting responsibly.

“It is vital that in healthcare settings, we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.”


The Pandemic Alert Level is 3 as advised by our Chief Medical Officers.

Coronavirus is still in general circulation whilst restrictions are eased, people are still being infected everyday and hospital admissions are still occurring. The opportunity to ease restrictions will come from continued social distancing, vigilance and the outcomes from the ongoing national vaccination programme. 

Our services provided at this time remain unchanged whilst we all follow the National Restrictions and NHS England Standard Operating Procedure guidelines that first came into existence April 2020

You can and should travel for hospital, GP and other medical appointments that are arranged with you.

NHS App COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Thinking about travelling and need proof of your vaccinations?

Please don’t contact your GP practice.

Your information will be available on the NHS App. Read more about demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

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Please download the App from Apple App store or Google Play store

Patient Services Sidley Medical Practice 17th May 2021

Only patients with pre-booked appointments will be permitted to enter the surgery

This follows guidance and standard operating procedures from NHS England since April 2020. This has not changed.

Sidley Medical Practice is required to take all appropriate measures to protect patients and staff for Infection Control Measures during the Pandemic. This has not changed. 

NHS England Guidance Toolkit Access To Surgery 2021

We can only work during this exceptional time by recognising that patients will receive full telephone or electronic triage contacts by our nursing, doctors and administration teams. Patients will not be able to request appointments or telephone calls from the Surgery waiting areas at this time. This is being reviewed and changes will occur in the forthcoming weeks. 

Any care that is clinically required e.g. treatments, investigations or direct patient contact and examination has always occurred in a planned and organised manner since April 2020. 

NHS Sussex Commissioners and Sussex Local Medical Committees fully support our position and provision of care at this time and together we will change our provisions and access as the pandemic changes and we continue our recovery.  

We can also be contacted as part of your consultations by email

***Please note any digital images submitted as part of an online consultation will be stored within your clinical notes***

GP Partners May 2021

Online Consultations

Engage Online Consultation Service:

You can contact the doctors at Sidley Medical Practice using online consultation tool.

Engage Consult Access

You can input symptoms and concerns into the confidential online service and you will receive a response , usually the same day if the request is received within opening hours. You will be either given advice , directed to other sources of support or receive a telephone call back from the doctor. An appointment may be arranged if required.

You can enquire about test results, fitness to work note, referral enquiries and medical reports. 

Use the image link to access their services.

Sidley Medical Practice Is Open To New Patient Registrations

Please click on link below to take you to online registration forms



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