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
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)
Appointment system changes:
- To mitigate risks and protect both patients and health workers, all online appointments are now available as telephone appointments. If deemed clinically necessary you will be seen face to face after initial telephone triage has taken place.
- We will 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 has opened, 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 with transport to get to Brighton Racecourse please mention this to the booking advisor they will be able to organise transport for you.
Brighton Centre vaccination site:
If you are over 50 or priority group 6 (extremely clinically vulnerable or their carer) and want to book your appointment, you can visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 free of charge.
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
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.
Health professional staff can now book at hospital hub:
Full details are at: www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/workforcevaxAppointments are available for all paid or employed health and care staff, including:
- All NHS staff from primary (including general practice and general dental practice), community and secondary care
- Staff of independent and third sector health and care providers
- Care and care home staff in public, private and not for profit sectors.
What's happening with you?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new, Europe-wide law which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It will be replacing the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK. 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. A leaflet will be available to explain this in more detail in due course.
You can download the Patient Leaflet here: GDPR Patient Leaflet
Change in opting out of national electronic data sharing
If you have ever opted out of sharing your record for research or planning purposes there has been a recent change. The surgery is no-longer able to do it on your behalf.
Visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters to find out how to continue your opt out or call 0300 3035678 for more details.
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 08/04/2021)