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Safe Space Sussex App Launched 

Our Community Safety and Wellbeing colleagues have launched the Safe Space Sussex App and wanted to share this good news with you. The App has been designed to enable users to locate safe spaces near to their location at any given time.  The App also has the option for recording surroundings with both camera and sound and the footage is stored securely within the app should this be needed as well as links to the SafeSpaceSussex online directory of support services for further help and advice. 

You can download this now for free from both the Apple and Google store – see attached QR code for ease.


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Child Therapy Service - More than just a Coffee Morning

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Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle.  You'll learn about a current health topic from a health provider, then spend the rest of the time enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation.  It's a great way to get out, get active and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.  Walk your own pace and distance.  The walks start at Hampden Park Café on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.  For more information please see the attached link:


These 60 minute sessions aim to support individuals who may benefit from lifestyle improvement by providing a balance of useful information on sleep, emotional wellbeing and nutrition and gentle exercise in a social, fun and safe environment. 


Seaside Medical Centre are proud to be officially linked with Park Run. Come and join us on Saturday mornings at 9am to walk, jog or run your way around. All you need to do is register, print your bar code and come along!’


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National GP Patient Survey 2020

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Community Connectors - There are times when we all need support to address life's challenges.  When everyday life is affecting someone's mental health and wellbeing, knowing how to access support available can make a big difference.  Community Connectors works in partnership with GPs and our team of Community Navigators can help by:

  1. Giving you the time to explore and identify what is important for your health and wellbeing and the issues you'd like to address.
  2. Providing support and encouragement to identify and connect you to the activities, services and groups you can benefit from in your local community.
  3. Support you and provide encouragement to start using the services that can help you. We can support with: Health & Wellbeing; Leisure Activities; Social Networks; Housing Education; Training; Finance; Debt; Volunteering; Employment.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently working remotely and providing home support.  If you would like more information please get in touch or see our website;


Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners.  They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression.

Who can have talking therapies on the NHS?

You need to be registered with a GP to get talking therapies on the NHS, but you do not need a referral from a GP.  You can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) on line.

You need to be aged 18 or over.  Some services offer treatment for young people aged 16 and 17, but you need to check this with individual services.

What can talking therapies help with?

You do not need to have a diagnosed mental health problem to refer yourself to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT).

You may be:

  • having panic attacks
  • struggling with flashbacks and nightmares
  • feeling low and hopeless

Perhaps you're finding it hard to cope with work, life or relationships.

Other things that talking therapies can help with include:

  • constant worrying
  • obsessive thoughts or behaviours
  • fear of social situations

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"My Health Record" is a secure online system where patients can view their outpatient letters on any internet-enabled device, e.g. a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone.  Patients will receive an invitation letter through the post with their next outpatient's appointment letter.  The invitation letter provides the information that a patient needs to enroll, including some unique credentials for the simple enrolment process. 

Patients with questions should go to the webpage  If your questions can not be answered you can complete an online comments and enquiry form which will direct their question to one of the "My Health Record" team who will be pleased to contact you directly.


No referrals, no appointments just drop in!

Following a successful third year for the award winning i-Rock youth mental health service in Hastings, a new service has now opened in Eastbourne.  The service is funded through Local Transformation Plan money and provided by East Sussex County Council and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with local youth providers.

Young people aged 14-25 are welcome to drop-in with no referral, appointment or minimum threshold:  they will be seen immediately by an experienced member of the team and supported to choose the pathway that best meets their needs.  Young people can seek support regarding their mental health, relationships, housing, education, employment or wellbeing.

The service is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday 11am-6pm and is based at Greencoat House, 32 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UT. .  You can email i-Rock at


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Seaside Medical Centre is lucky to have an active Patient Participation Group that meets at the Surgery every 4 months to discuss the business at Seaside Medical Centre. We are seeking new members for the Patient Participation Group, young people, workers, retirees, anyone with a few hours to spare.  With the Patient Groups input we endeavour to improve the service and quality of care the Seaside Medical Centre provides their patients.  If you would be interested in joining the group or would like more information regarding joining the group then please contact Claire Matthews at the Surgery.  Of course we would still encourage anyone that would like to sign up to be a virtual group member to complete the form.


The NHS wants to make sure you and your family have the best care.  Your health and adult social care information supports your individual care.  It also helps the NHS with research and planning to improve health and care services in England.  Unless you have chosen to opt out, your confidential patient information can be used for research and planning. 

The significance of this change is that patients cannot opt out via their GP practice anymore.  Patients wishing to opt out must contact the NHS centrally.  To manage your choice go to or ring the helpline on 0300 3035678.

This online service allows you to make or change your decision at any time.  You can also download a form to manage a choice on behalf of another individual by proxy.  For example, if you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13.


Making better choices today could have a huge influence on our health, whether it be reducing our risk of stroke, frailty in later life, cancer, heart disease or type 2 diabetes.  Modern life isn't easy, tempting treats on offer, the comfort of a car when its cold to get to work, technology that allows us to shop at home. 

One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you.  One You, gives you support to make simple changes, provides you with the tools and encouragement to see the changes through.  One You covers a variety, smoking, drinking, eating, moving, sleep, stress, sexual health, weight-loss and diabetes. 

If you would like to take the steps and change, speak to your doctor or ask for details at the reception. 


For new patients joining the Practice from 25th May 2018

Due to the General Data Protection Regulations that were introduced on May 25th 2018 we require your consent to contact you with information that isn't directly related to your own medical care.  This could be for example changes in practice services, opening hours, invites to attend flu clinics and health promotional talks and information.  If you would be happy to consent to this service then please see the team at reception who will be able to provide you with a form to complete.


Unfortunately to the increasing workload of the doctors and the change in computer systems it has been necessary to increase the processing time of prescription requests.  Please allow 3 FULL WORKING DAYS (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays) for repeat prescriptios, with additional time if it then has to be sent to a chemist.   If you are in need of a prescription before this time then you will need to make an appointment to see your doctor or advanced nurse practitioner.  Prescription requests can not be taken over the telephone by the receptionists or the doctors.  


From April 1st patients will have the choice to access their medical records using the internet as well as book appointments and request repeat prescriptions. The information available will be: your medications, allergies and known adverse reactions.  Being able to see your record on-line might help you manage your medical conditions.  If you would like access to your medical record please fill out a request form at the reception desk and provide photo ID, the reception team will process your application.


We would like to tell our patients about a service available to carers and relatives of someone with dementia.  Admiral Nurses can provide diagnosis support, discuss support, and offer coping strategies. The service is run by BUPA and they believe that the home environment is just as important as one that is provided within a care home setting.  It also helps families stay together.  the service is free.  If you need further help and advice then contact, Admiral Nurses on Telephone 01323 886867 or Email


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