The practice provides a full range of NHS services for patients.
Maternity / Pregnancy Services
All the doctors in the partnership provide maternity services. Where suitable, antenatal care is shared with the hospital. Depending on patients' wishes, delivery may be at the Princess Royal Hospital at Haywards Heath, Crawley Hospital, East Surrey Hospital or Pembury Hospital. Antenatal care is at present offered during normal surgery hours. Our midwife provides a domiciliary service and holds a weekly clinic at the surgery. Postnatal examinations between six and eight weeks after delivery are carried out in the surgery at special times.
If you are pregnant you can self refer to Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath and Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Below is a link for patients who are pregnant to book appointments online.
Well Baby Clinics
Clinics are held at East Grinstead Clinic, St Michael's Road and East Grinstead on various days during the week. Please contact the health visitors' office for current times.
Six-week checks are carried out by the doctors. The health visitors carry out most other checks. They will provide you with further details and contact you at appropriate times.
A full contraceptive service is provided by the surgery including advice on barrier methods (condom or diaphragm), the oral contraceptive pill, the IUD and natural methods. Post-coital contraception is also available for which you should consult within 72 hours.
Some minor surgical procedures such as the removal or treatment of skin lesions and joint injections are performed by the doctors.
Ongoing Disease Management Clinics
We run specialist clinics for patients with:
- Heart Disease
- Asthma or COPD
- Anticoagulation Monitoring
These are run by specially-trained nurses. The clinic includes a review of treatment, physical examination, and lifestyle/dietary advice where appropriate.
It is most important that our patients attend clincs and reviews in order to ensure they receive the optimum care and to enable doctors to authorise their medication.
Blood Pressure Monitoring Service
We now have a waiting room blood pressure machine, which is situated in the waiting room. When you are next in the Surgery, please come and use the machine to check your blood pressure. If you are taking blood pressure medication, we advise having your blood pressure checked every six months. There are very clear instructions on how to use the machine. The machine will print out your blood pressure reading for you. Please hand in your print out slip to one of the receptionists or place in the box provided. Please come and use the machine at any time.
New Patient Health Questionnaire
We ask all new patients registering with the surgery to complete a basic health questionnaire. This provides valuable information which we need for your treatment as it may take several weeks for records to be transferred from your previous doctor.
District Nursing Care
The district nurses for the surgery are available to give nursing care to the housebound. Please contact them for advice on 01342 317499.
We provide the recommended childhood immunisations and hold a weekly clinic. Please contact the surgery for full details. The following website can also provide information - http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx
In addition to the basic courses of vaccination, adults require the following boosters:
Reinforcing doses are required 10 years after the primary course and repeated at 10 year intervals. For adults who have received five doses, further doses are not recommended.
Reinforcing doses for adults are not required unless they are at special risk such as: (a) travellers to endemic areas (b) certain health care workers.
Physiotherapy Self Referral
If you are a registered patient at Ship Street Surgery, you can now see a physiotherapist at the Queen Victoria Hospital without having to see your GP first. Click here for details.
If you have any concerns you can always be referred for physiotherapy in the usual way by your GP – please make an appointment as usual.