COPPICE AND ANGMERING MEDICAL CENTRE ARE OPERATING A TELEPHONE TRIAGE SYSTEM ONLY
In view of the developing circumstances surrounding the spread of Covid-19 and in line with NHS England policy, you will not be able to book routine or face to face appointments for the foreseeable future. All health concerns will be dealt with using our telephone triage system and we may offer video consultation.
Face to face appointments will only be offered after speaking to a clinician.
If you have a fever or new cough please self-isolate for 14 days and use 111 online for further information.
Please download the NHS app to order prescriptions online or post the request in our letter box.
For any patients that do not at present have a nominated pharmacy, the
prescription will be sent to Kamsons Station Road, East Preston for you to collect until you nominate a pharmacy.
Further information about the NHS app can be found at
If you have a fever or new cough please self-isolate for 14 days and use www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for further information.
Thank you for your patience.
(Site updated 17/03/2020)
New Patient Registrations
We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close our patient list to those wishing to register with the practice.
Patient safety is of paramount importance and we believe, currently, that additional patients would jeopardise our ability to provide safe care for our registered patients, or to carry out contractual obligations to meet our patients' core clinical needs.
This will not include first-degree relatives in the same household of patients currently registered with the practice, or newborn babies of registered mothers.
Thank you for your understanding.
If you wish to register please complete the attached form and forward it to the CCG at Coastal West Sussex CCG, 1 The Causeway, Goring by Sea Worthing, BN12 6BT. The telephone contact number for further information and advice is 01903 708585/01903 708627 and the email address is email@example.com
WEEKEND AND EVENING APPOINTMENTS
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.