Hepatitis A & B Shortage
The practice has been notified by Public Health that there is a shortage in supply of the above. We are therefore unable to accept requests for Travel, Occupational Health or any other private requests until further notice.
Patient Parking Notice
Please do not park in the road to the left of the surgery.
This is a PRIVATE road and hinders residents from passing freely and in turn causes the surgery many complaints, time better spent on providing patient care. The surgery has done all it can to make as many parking spaces available as possible and all users of the surgery car park are asked to consider fellow-patients and residents when parking their car. Thank you.
WE CURRENTLY DO NOT ACCEPT NEW PATIENTS
East Grinstead is currently undergoing a significant rise in the construction of new houses which is impacting on our list size. The additional workload this increase in patient numbers is creating means that we are finding it difficult to sustain a workload that is safe and manageable.
The national shortage of GPs means that we are also experiencing difficulty in recruiting a new full time GP. We have therefore taken the very difficult decision to cap our list size. This means we will no longer be registering new patients until our list size falls to a more manageable number and we have advised NHS England of this decision.
Information on where to register at other surgeries in the area can be found on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk. Alternatively, if you need to register with a GP surgery in East Grinstead, please contact NHS England on 01293 729298, so that they can arrange for you to be allocated to a local GP surgery.
We regret that we have had no alternative but to reach this decision but feel that patient safety for our existing patient population is paramount.
** MENINGITIS B INFORMATION **
Meningitis B Information Leaflet Babies born on or after 1 July 2015 are being vaccinated with Meningitis B vaccine alongside other routine immunisations at 2, 4 and 12 months of age. Babies born between 1 May and 30 June 2015 are also offered the vaccine alongside their routine immunisations as part of a one off catch up.
Those who have not yet received any routine immunisations will be offered Meningitis B at the same time of their first and third routine infant vaccinations. Those who have already received their first dose of routine vaccinations should have Men B at the same time as their second and third routine vaccinations. Those who have already received their first and second dose of routine vaccinations should have Men B at the same time as their third routine vaccinations. A booster dose of Men B will be offered at 12 to 13 months.
BABIES AND CHILDREN BORN BEFORE 1 MAY 2015 CANNOT BE OFFERED ANY DOSES OF THE VACCINE ON THE NHS. Moatfield Surgery is unable to offer the Meningitis B vaccine privately. It is unlikely that the Meningitis B vaccine will be available privately due to shortage of supply.
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Dr Patel's Role
Dr Patel has been selected to lead the new commissioning arrangements for the local NHS. He is clinical chair of the Horsham & Mid-Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group. Commissioning is the process of planning, contracting and monitoring NHS services. The commissioning group is made up of 23 member GP practices in Horsham and Mid-Sussex. It has been authorised by the NHS to commission services on behalf of the population of Horsham District and Mid-Sussex. For more information, please access the group website via the link above.
As a result, Dr Patel is working part-time for the commissioning group for two and a half days a week and is available at the surgery for two and a half days a week. These days are Monday morning, Wednesdays and Fridays.
In order to ensure that patients continue to have good access to high quality and experienced doctors, Dr Claudia Williams has joined the surgery team. Dr Williams is available for 3 days a week, working Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Regular patients of Dr Patel will be able to see Dr Williams as they will be coordinating their work.
We need your mobile numbers
Did you know that if you provide us with your mobile number we can send you text reminders about your upcoming appointments, and texts about health and surgery information? Please click the “change your details” button on the home page to add your number.
Online Booking is now available
We now have the facility to allow patients to book their doctors appointments online. To register for this service please come into the surgery and ask for your registration details. For more information please see the "Online Appointments" section of the website.