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On Monday 2nd May the surgery will be closed for the Bank Holiday

Please ring 111 if you require medical advice, or dial 999 if you have a medical emergency.


LTC-Sussex Travel Clinic update!


Average waiting time for routine first Outpatient appointment

Average wait for routine first Outpatient appointment – East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (esht.nhs.uk)


New lunchtime closure - from Monday, 1st November 2021 the surgery and phone lines will be completely closed  between 12:30 -13:30


We are receiving a number of requests from patients for copies of blood test results and as such we will now be charging a nominal fee of £10 to help cover the cost of printing and the associated administrative time

Blood test results can also be viewed by registering for online services such as the NHS app, or Patient Access.  


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Hailsham Medical Group receives Wealden Local Hero award!!!

Lots of our patients have taken the time and trouble to write to MP Nus Ghani to say how much they have appreciated all our efforts in running the Covid vaccination clinics.  As a result, we have been presented with a Wealden Hero Award for all our efforts!  This is a much appreciated recognition of all the hard word staff have put in to ensuring our community is vaccinated against Covid-19, and many thanks go to the patients who nominated us.

Wealden Hero Award certificate Award presentation


24/02/22 - For your East Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination regular update click here


During May, One You East Sussex is running a campaign to help people in the county to eat more healthily!  Click here for details...


09/03/21 - March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

Check the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, and read these key Facts and Figures about ovarian cancer.


The NHS is issuing a fresh warning to residents to be on their guard against fraudulent messages as new scams are being sent to patients.27/01/21 - Beware of COVID-19 vaccination scams

This week there have been fresh reports that some people are receiving fake fraudulent calls, emails and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

In the most recent case people are receiving a notification of their 'vaccination appointment' and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.

This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent by GP practice vaccination teams, and the NHS is worried people will be conned by them or will not respond to their genuine invitations.

The NHS has this advice for patients:

An official NHS text message will include details of your GP practice.  It will also include details of the local vaccination service and its location. Scam text messages and emails are not including local information such as your GP practice details or where you are invited to attend.  The COVID-19 vaccination is only available by the NHS and it is free - you will never be asked to pay for it or your bank details.  If you are worried about a test message you have received, please be assured you will remain on your GP practice list for vaccination if you don't respond.


Current Covid-19 advice from the Government

Click here for the latest...


Vaccination information from Sussex Health and Care Partnership

Further information about when and where you will get your jab is available here, with a short video from the NHS available here


COVID-19 cases are rising fast but you can help contain the spread

Limit your contact with others. Make time for friends and family with phone calls. Anyone with symptoms, even mild, must self-isolate and book a test: http://bit.ly/3r8Lhom


Please call 111 for urgent medical advice when we are closed. Always call 999 if experiencing life threatening emergency.


Please wear a face mask or face covering when attending the surgery


Only enter the surgery if you have an appointment.  Please put prescription requests and samples through the letterbox


Seaforth Farm Surgery - front door locked

Due to the increasing cases of Coronavirus and rising numbers of patients entering the surgery without a booked appointment or prior arrangement (as clearly stated on our front door notice), we have had to make the decision to revert back to having our front door locked.  If you have a booked appointment, or an arrangement with the surgery, for example, to collect a document, please approach the surgery where a staff member will attend to you.

For all other queries please DO NOT attend the surgery. You will be asked to return home and telephone the surgery with your query. You also have the option of contacting the surgery using ‘Engage Consult’- our online platform for asking the surgery questions.

Please place all prescription requests and samples through our letterbox.

We understand that it is difficult to get through on the telephone at present. We are putting measures in place to rectify this. Please bear with us whilst these improvements are being implemented.

For useful information on contacting your GP remotely please watch this video.


HMG Patient Update

At the present time all patients will be triaged remotely.  This does not mean we will not be seeing patients but, instead, you will receive a telephone call from a clinician to assess the best way forward with your care.  This could be a video consultation, telephone consultation, or a face-to-face consultation if the clinician considers it necessary.  Your safety and the safety of our staff is our key priority, so stringent infection prevention and control measures will be followed for all face-to-face appointments.


An information pack has been produced for over the over 70's who are self-isolating

It can be downloaded here.

The pack contains:

· A home environment checklist

· Useful contact details

· Tips to keep in mind if you are diabetic

· Tips and hints about eating


If you are able, please register for online services using the NHS app

In addition, please ensure the surgery has your up-to-date mobile phone number.


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See a GP via video using the LIVI app

Patients of Hailsham Medical Group 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 www.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/2ZGrYV0


Clinical Staffing Update - Retirement of Dr Pearce

Dr Alan Pearce, former Senior Partner of Hailsham Medical Group, has now retired.  He will be working with us as a Locum until the 25 October 2019.  Dr Sabina Spencer is now the Senior Partner.

Whilst we hope to be able to replace Dr Pearce, you will all appreciate that GP recruitment in East Sussex and across the entire country is exceptionally challenging.  Here at Hailsham Medical Group, we are extremely fortunate to have a full complement of highly experienced Allied Healthcare Professionals who will continue to help us provide outstanding clinical care to our patients.

Those of you who currently have Dr Pearce listed as your “Usual GP” will be notified in due course, via this website, as to the nominated GP who will be listed as your Usual GP going forward


Remember only one problem can be discussed per appointment.

If you need to discuss more than one issue with the clinician, please advise the receptionist when making your appointment.


We have been rated 'Good' by the CQC.  Click Here to see the report from our recent inspection.

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