UPDATES : Monday 24th May 2021
Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign 2021
We have completed 85% of our second dose vaccinations including almost all those in Residential , Nursing and Supported Living care as well as those who are housebound in Bexhill area. This programme will continue until mid June 2021
We have provided over 40,000 vaccination appointments over the last 5 months.
On Friday 7th May 2021, Bexhill Primary Care Network has made the shared decision not to continue the programme to younger age groups within Cohorts 10-12. This would have meant the programme continuing until late August 2021or September 2021.
At that time we all recognise the need to realign our GP service and Primary Care provisions to match the increasing needs of our patients as we gradually recover from the pandemic.
Patients aged 49 or less in Cohorts 10-12 will be contacted by text or letter from the National Booking Service and will be able to book at vaccination centres at Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton.
Please read the article provided to the Bexhill Observer in the link below for more information.
Bexhill Observer 10th May 2021
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 comes from 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
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.
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.
NHS Digital appointment data shows that in March 57% of appointments with patients were delivered face to face.
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
Engage Online Consultation Service:
You can contact the doctors at Sidley Medical Practice using online consultation tool.
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
(Site updated 08/06/2021)