Appointments

Consultations are by appointment only.

We offer routine advance appointments with all our doctors, up to 6 weeks in advance (subject to availability).

WAYS OF WORKING TO PROTECT OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

We are working hard to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.   We have introduced some changes to the way we work in order to ensure that our vulnerable and unwell patients receive the essential care they need. 

Please ring us for advice if you have a medical condition which you are worried about.  If you have an emergency i.e. chest pain or acute abdominal pain,  A&E and the Royal Alex Children's Hospital are operating and seeing emergencies.  Please do not leave any urgent medical condition untreated - a clinician will be able to assess you by phone and then decide the best plan of treatment with you.

Whilst we are reducing non-essential reasons for anyone physically visiting the practice, you will be assessed and treated as necessary.  Requests for appointments will be triaged by a doctor or paramedic. Anything that can be dealt with over the phone will be.  Our nurses and doctors can also conduct a video consultation with you if they feel this would be beneficial.  However, if the clinician believes you should be seen, you will be offered a face-to-face appointment. 

In line with government advice it is now compulsory for patients to wear facial coverings whilst in the surgery. We regret that we are unable to provide masks for our patients due to insufficient supplies.

If you have a temperature or a cough, you may be asked to attend another site for review.

Please do ring us for advice if you have a medical condition that you are worried about.  

GP Appointments: We are booking telephone appointments with each GP and we are using video consultations too where necessary.   You may receive a text message from your GP with medication instructions or other advice.   The GP will tell you if they feel you need to be seen face to face and will arrange this appointment with you.   You will have full access to your GP when necessary and in a way they deem is appropriate and safe.


Nurse Appointments:   Nurses will continue to see patients where clinically necessary.  They may phone you first to discuss your appointment.   Please do not attend the surgery if you are feeling unwell with a cold, cough and or fever (temperature). 

Over the coming weeks, our nurses will contact patients who need a chronic disease review and will conduct these over the phone.  They will advise you if you need to come in for a blood test.  Routine cervical smear tests are also important and are being booked in as normal.

Our nurses will still doing blood tests, dressings and other essential vaccinations.

Prescription requests: During the Covid-19 pandemic period we will allow patients to phone for a prescription,  however, our telephones are exceptionally busy whilst we deal with Covid queries and the Covid vaccination programme.  Therefore, we would ask if you could please sign up for Patient Access via our website so that you can order your prescriptions online.  You will be able to choose which Pharmacy you would like your prescription to go to.

You can also email HSCCG.Newtons.reception@nhs.net

Telephone Queries:

Our telephone lines are exceptionally busy at the moment and understandably we are receiving a lot of queries regarding Coronavirus.  We would ask that you please access the NHS website for information and advice regarding Coronavirus before you ring the practice. 

The COVID-19 situation is likely to change regularly and up to date information can be found on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


 

Urgent Care Clinic

Should you feel that you need to be seen TODAY, please telephone us before midday and ask the receptionist to inform the urgent care clinic.  

Please give them your contact details and some information about your condition, as they will ensure that you are contacted by a clinician, preferably within 3 hours of initial contact. You will be asked to keep close to your phone.

If the clinician feels you should be seen today, then they will invite you to come to the surgery at a specific time. As these are emergency appointments please expect delays.

We also offer telephone consultation appointments whereby the doctor can call you either in the morning or the afternoon as agreed by the urgent care team.   

The telephone lines are busiest between 8.00 and 10.00am. 


Routine Appointments

 

You can see any doctor who is available. Please ask the receptionist if you would like to see a male or female doctor. We may not always be able to give you your choice, but we will endeavour to help you if we are able to and suggest an alternative doctor. Please note that each appointment is 10 minutes long. If you feel that you will need more time, please ask the receptionist if you can have a double appointment. Thank you.

The practice nurses also run their own appointment system and patients are able to book appointments in advance.

Please book an appointment with the practice nurse and not the doctor for routine cervical smears, contraception checks etc. You can take your own blood pressure test using our waiting room machine, just follow the instructions. The receptionists will advise you if it is appropriate to see a practice nurse. This will help to ensure that the doctors are able to see acutely ill patients and those patients who they need to review.

 Morning Sessions can start between 8.00 and 8.30 - Afternoon sessions can start from 2.30 -3.30 - These sessions can be subject to change.

 

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Dr Clare Jones

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 Dr Baljeet Ajmani*

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Dr Lucy Udeen

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Dr Emmeline Morrison

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Dr Laurie Simpson

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Dr Sajibta Gurung

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Dr Sandhya Santhoshkumar

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Cancellations & Reminders 

If you have an appointment that you are unable to keep, please let the surgery know as soon as possible and always before the time of the appointment. Any cancelled appointments can then be given to other sick patients. You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care. If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form. Please make sure we have your up to date contact details.


See a GP by video with LIVI. Even at the weekend.

Patients of NEWTONS PRACTICE can now see an NHS GP by video using LIVI. Get medical advice, prescriptions and referrals on the same day – even at weekends. The service is provided free on the NHS.

You can download the LIVI app to your mobile phone or tablet, at the App Store or Google Play. Or visit ww.livi.co.uk for more information.

LIVI GPs are all GMC-registered NHS GPS, who (with your consent) will be able to access your medical records and give you a considered, in-depth diagnosis based on your medical history.

Get the LIVI app here:  https://bit.ly/31s8GDh

Evening and weekend access to GP appointments

GP appointments are now available during the evening and at the weekend for people registered with a GP in Horsham and Mid Sussex.

This means that both routine and urgent appointments are available at a local hub during weekday evenings and on a Saturday and Sunday, to make sure that local people get the health help and support they need.

NHS West Sussex CCG, working in partnership with local patients and clinicians, designed the service. The appointment hubs are run by Alliance for Better Care Ltd, the local GP Federation.

How to book an evening or weekend appointment at the hub:

Appointments can be booked through your own GP practice in the normal way, during normal opening hours.

Clinicians working at the hubs will be able to access your medical records with your agreement. You will be asked before any information is shared and can decline if you wish.

Your help to design this new service

In preparation for this additional, improved access to GP care, we sought the views and experiences of local patients and the public through a survey. The results can be found here:

www.horshamandmidsussexccg.nhs.uk/news/your-views-on-evening-and-weekend-access-to-gp-services/

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