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We are closed on the Bank Holiday

If you have a life threatening condition, please dial 999 to contact the ambulance service. Please note that 999 should only be called for an emergency situation. If you have a routine request, please phone again when the surgery is open. Our normal opening hours are 8.00am until 6.30pm Monday to Friday. The practice is closed at weekends and on bank holidays.
 
If you need to contact a GP with an urgent medical condition, that cannot wait until the practice re-opens, please dial 111 to speak to the NHS 111 service.

Dr Andrew Reader Retirement

We wish to announce that Dr Andrew Reader will be retiring on 30th June  2021.

We are sure you will join us in wishing Andrew a very happy and well deserved retirement after over 31 years as a Partner at The Lindfield Medical Centre. 

He is looking forward to enjoying retirement and other exciting new ventures with his family. 

Together with his patients, we are all hugely grateful to him for many years of exceptional dedication and professional care.  We will be arranging a collection and presentation book to sign in due course.

We will, shortly, be informing you of the plans for his replacement.  Please note that changing your allocated GP is not required and any such requests will be declined.  In line with current NHS and CCG guidance, we also request that any patients living outside our practice catchment area will need to re-register with a more local practice.

In the meantime we are grateful for your patience and will try and ensure a smooth transition of your future medical care.

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 PAL

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

Welcome to Lindfield Medical Centre

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.

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.

Please note that 'On the day appointments' are for medical emergencies only, not routine care. Routine appointments can be made with as little as a 2-3 day wait.