Contacting the surgery

Please be aware, we are experiencing severe staff shortages due to COVID and isolation. This is having a considerable impact on our times to respond to the high level of patient calls. We ask that wherever possible you use either LIVI https://www.livi.co.uk/, eConsult https://cuckfieldmedicalpractice.webgp.com/ or call NHS 111 if your medical query is not an

Face Coverings from 19th July 2021

With the announcement from the Government that from 19th July they are likely to be lifting the majority of Covid restrictions, that are keeping people safe, we have reviewed our procedures for the Practice. Please be aware that for the safety of our patients and staff, we will continue to ask all patients and visitors

Steroid Emergency Cards

According to national guidance from the NHS, patients on certain regular steroids (some tablets and high-dose inhalers) are eligible for a Steroid Emergency Card. This is for patients to carry around with them, and can help healthcare staff identify and provide information on emergency treatment if required e.g. if acutely unwell with fever or surgery.

Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2021

 Cuckfield Medical Practice joins Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to increase low HPV awareness and eliminate stigma in cervical screening Cuckfield Medical Practice is joining Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust during Cervical Screening Awareness Week in order to reduce confusion about HPV, and help everyone feel comfortable with their cervical screening results. The number of service users

Service Improvements for NHS Login

NHS Digital have made it even easier for the public to access digital services via NHS login, such as the NHS App. If a patient has already had an identity check to access GP online services, they can now set up an NHS login without having their ID rechecked. Patients will need to use the

Opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data (Type 1 Opt-out) – IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION action required by 23rd June 2021

This link from NHS Digital explains why data is shared, it contains their transparency & privacy notices for doing so and also points to links where the patient can opt out if they want to: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice?fbclid=IwAR2h07o26rVYlJLrCCuoA65NSwYJhDVMzWyyLSa_nevV2VTdtzpSvCL6DmE#top Data sharing with NHS Digital will start in September 2021 (delayed from 1st July 2021) If you wish to register

If I Die It Will Be Your Fault – Campaign Video to end abuse in GP Practices

IGPM (Institute of General Practice) Campaign video to end abuse in GP practices. The full 4 minute version can be seen here: https://youtu.be/3ru4QhVZ2a8 In this video GP receptionists share the abuse they have experienced first hand. All have been frontline key workers during the pandemic. With the majority of GP Practice Staff (78%) facing threatening

Who should I contact if I have a question or want to give feedback about the COVID-19 vaccine?

The CCGs’ Communications and Public Involvement Team ensure that our people and communities across Sussex can ask questions and give feedback about their experiences at this difficult time. Please contact the team using the contact details below: ·         Email: sxccg.vaccineenquiries@nhs.net ·         Telephone: 0800 433 4545 (open 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, not including bank holidays) ·