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We are improving access to appointments

From 01 October, GP and nurse appointments are now available during the evening and at the weekend for people across Coastal West Sussex.

This means that urgent appointments are available up to 8pm during the week, and during clinics on a Saturday and Sunday.

This aims to improve access to GP appointments and help local people to get the help and support they need.

The service is run by Innovations in Primary Care (IPC), a not-for-profit company owned by local GP practices.

The appointments will be available at local GP access hubs, run from GP surgeries, and they will be both routine and urgent appointments with a doctor, nurse or healthcare professional.

The teams will see new illnesses when you urgently need to see a health professional, and offer planned appointments such as family planning and smear tests that can be hard to arrange whilst at work or when you are caring for family or a loved one.

IPC has been running the MIAMI clinics in Adur and Worthing for the last three years, which has offered a very similar service, offering help for ‘Minor Injury Assessment & Minor Illnesses’.

These clinics have been successful and helped local people to access the help they need outside of normal opening times.

We hope that this roll out of the hubs across the whole of Coastal West Sussex will mean that all patients registered with a GP practice in our area can benefit.

You book into the GP access hubs by ringing either the Coppice Surgery or Angmering Medical Centre , and you may also be offered an appointment at one of the hubs at the weekend if you call NHS 111 for urgent health advice and support.

The hubs may be at your GP practice or they may be at a neighbouring GP practice locally in the community around you.

The teams will have access to your medical records with your consent, and any care they provide will be added to your notes so your GP practice can continue any ongoing care.

Nurse Practitioners

Liz Barnett

RGN RM NP diploma BSc (hons)  Nurse Prescriber Nurse Practitioner & triage nurse.

Judy Barnes

RGN Bsc(Hons) Nurse Prescriber Dip Family Planning, Dip Asthma

Anisa Parish

RNC BSc Hons Paeds

RNA Dip  Hc Adult

Nurse Prescriber

MSc Minor Injuries

MSc Mentorship 

MSc Advanced Physical assessment of Adults.

Mandy Young

RGN NP Diploma Nurse Practitioner, Chronic Heart Disease Nurse, Nurse Prescriber

 

Nurses

Anna Rakhdoune

RN, RCN - Diabetes Management. Lead Diabetes Nurse

Judith Walsh

RN, Asthma and COPD Diploma. Practice Nurse -Specialises in COPD & those with breathing difficulties

Alyson Davis

RGN, EN. Practice Nurse

Gail Hadlow

RGN, Practice Nurse - Specialises in Diabetes Management

Ruth Rose

RGN - Practice Nurse

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Paramedic Practitioner

Alex Walter

Bsc (Hons) E.C.P, M.C. Para

Healthcare Assistants

Lisa Lovelock
Sara Banks
Michele Christian
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
 
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