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Enhanced Access Programme

Your views are important to us and we would be grateful if you would follow the link to complete a short survey to give us your views on the Enhanced Access programme which is due for roll out in October. 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VG3G2DL

Thank you very much for your time.

Relaxation of Covid-19 laws and face masks

We will continue to wear face masks at the surgery.

The staff and clinicians at Lindfield Medical Centre take our responsibility very seriously and will continue to wear facemasks and keep to the 2m social distancing rule whilst dealing with patients.

We are imploring patients who visit the surgery to wear masks too.

Your Covid vaccination status

NHS App

The NHS App now provides you with the ability to see your Covid Vaccination Status.

This functionality is not activated by your GP Practice, however we have become aware that some patients are having issues with the registration. If you are having problems please email us at the link wsxccg.lindfield.reception@nhs.net and tell us the error code you are getting and the error message.

We will investigate and try and resolve this for you. We will aim to correct the problem for you within 7-14 working days.

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE ABOUT THIS MATTER, USE THE EMAIL PROVIDED. 

 

What will give you an official record of your Covid vaccination status?

The Government has made an announcement that from the 17th May, the NHS App will receive new functionality that will allow you to see your Covid-19 Vaccination Status. This will be the official source of your status.

The new NHS App will be taking your vaccination record from NIMS (National Immunisation System of Record) and not from the GP Record.

If a patient does not have access to a smartphone and they know the country they are travelling to require COVID-19 vaccination status, patients can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to them. The patient must request the letter at least 5 days after they have completed their vaccination course. The government expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach the patient.

 

Looking after your mental health

Staying at home and self-isolating for a prolonged period can be difficult, frustrating and lonely for some people and you or other household members may feel low.

It is important to take care of your mind as well as your body and get support if you need it. There are many sources of support and information,

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Supporting children and young people

Every Mind Matters provides some simple tips and advice on how to take better care of your mental health.

If you live in England and are aged 18 or over, you can access NHS psychological therapies (IAPT) services.

A GP can refer you, or you can refer yourself directly without a referral.

Find an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT)

If you do feel suicidal or have significant concerns then please contact your GP or call 111. Other sources of help are provided in the link below.

Help for those with suicidal thoughts

Hospital referrals

We understand that many patients are concerned about the length of time it is currently taking within the NHS to obtain timely referrals into hospitals for clinics and or surgery.

Covid-19 has affected waiting times for many services and are continually subject to change.

Whilst your GPs and Nurses at Lindfield Medical Surgery are acutely aware of theses issues, there is nothing that we or our staff can do in these circumstances.

Our advice is to contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and discuss the matter with them. They have direct access to NHS Hospital  Services and can act on your behalf.

Contact PALS

Phone

Royal Sussex County Hospital: 01273 664511 or 01273 664973. Princess Royal Hospital: 01444 448678

Email

bsuh.pals@nhs.net

Post

PALS, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE