Welcome to Ardingly Court Surgery
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
National capacity and appointment pressures:
Most GP surgeries up and down the country are currently reporting a very high level of demand, we are also finding this to be the case. We are experiencing staff members being required to self isolate and additional workforce pressure due to sickness & the summer annual leave period. Our phonelines are also busier than usual.
We are doing everything we can to provide a safe and effective service to our patients. We need to prioritise those most in need (such as young babies and extremely frail patients) and GPs are helping to make decisions regarding the priority of requests. You may need to wait longer than usual for an appointment or telephone call.
We ask that you are patient with us and work with reception staff so that we can find the right appointment and staff member for you or sign post you to the most appropriate support.
If you have any questions about your COVID19 vaccination status & issues with this not showing on the NHS app - you will need to contact the centre that delivered the vaccination in the first instance. We do not have the computer system required to makes the necessary changes on their behalf. We are also unable to upload information regarding vaccination delivered outside of the UK/ elsewhere onto the NHS app. Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you if you do not have the NHS app. Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad
Advice re suspected case of Coronavirus (COVID 19):
*Please do not come to the surgery if you have any symptoms*
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The latest information (including symptom checker, self isolation & treating symptoms, advice for high risk individuals & how to request a test) can be found https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you do not have access to the internet you can call 119.
If you require support with shopping or collecting medications you can contact the NHS Volunteer Responder Service https://nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/ or telephone 0808 196 3646 (8am-8pm 7 days a week)
To mitigate risks and protect both patients and health workers, all online appointments are currently available as telephone appointments. If deemed clinically necessary you will be seen face to face after initial telephone triage has taken place*
*Face to face appointments are and have always been available at the surgery during the COVID pandemic however, at present we will continue to start the process with a telephone call. This is to minimalise foot fall to the surgery protecting both patients and staff and ensuring we are able to support social distancing requirements within the building.
We will continue to screen all visitors to the building- if you have any symptoms of flu (a new or persistent cough, fever or loss of taste or smell) we will arrange a telephone call for you. If you have hearing difficulties or are deaf, please let us know and will agree the best course of action to manage your request.
COVID Vaccination sites:
The Brighton Race Course vaccination site:
patients will be contacted in order of the priority groups in leaflet below. You will be contacted when eligible by central organisations.
If you have enquiry about an existing booking at this Brighton Racecourse ONLY you can contact 0300 303 8060. Please note this is NOT to request vaccine if you have not been contacted.
If you are struggling to arrange transport to your vaccine appointment please book your appointment and then call 01444 275008 to speak to a travel coordinator who should be able to arrange this free on your behalf.
Brighton Centre vaccination site:
You can visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 free of charge to book an appointment for this site.
Update: Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
The MHRA is carrying out a detailed review of reports of a very rare blood clotting problem affecting a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
The problem can also happen in people who have not been vaccinated and it's not yet clear why it affects some people.
The COVID-19 vaccine can help stop you getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus.
If you have already had your vaccination, there is no change to your planned second dose unless you had had significant side effects with the first dose.
Read this patient leaflet – add the leaflet here: Astra Zeneca COVID 19 vaccine leaflet
**New** 16-17 year old group and aged 12-17 at risk
For more information please see: https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/how-do-i-get-my-jab/vaccinations-for-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17/
Beware of scams:
Warning over COVID vaccination scams
Be on your guard against fraudulent text and email messages as new scams are being sent to patients.
People are receiving a text or email notification of their ‘vaccination appointment’ and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.
This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent to patients to arrange their appointments at the GP led vaccination services.
Please follow the advice below.
The COVID-19 vaccination is ONLY available from the NHS and it is FREE – you will never be asked to pay for it or give your bank details.
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
If you receive a text or email that you believe to be fraudulent please delete it. Please be assured that if you don’t respond because you are worried and it is a genuine text or email, you will remain on the vaccination list and be contacted again
If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the Europe-wide law which came into effect on 25th May 2018. The GDPR is an opportunity for every organisation to give individuals (in our case patients) more control and rights over their personal data. The aim is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world.
You can download the Patient Leaflet here: GDPR Patient Leaflet
Opting out of national electronic data sharing
If you wish obtain more information on data opt out and sharing please see
https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ OR https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out or OR https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/advice-for-the-public
Summary Care Record (SCR):
Access to SCR information means that care in other settings is safer, reducing the risk of prescribing errors. It also helps avoid delays to urgent care.
At a minimum, the SCR holds important information about;
- current medication
- allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines
- the name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient
There is also the opportunity to add additional information if you wish to. For more information please use link below.
Get Well, Keep Well
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.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Registering with the surgery
We are currently accepting new patients. Please visit this page for details on how to register.
Access for the Disabled
The surgery in Kemptown has no steps and is entirely on the ground floor. There is a toilet facility for the disabled. A hearing loop is available at reception and can be taken into your consultation too.
Please make your needs known to the receptionists.
(Site updated 20/08/2021)