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SURGERY NEWS

 


Dr Martin Rogers:

It is with great sadness that, after over 15 years working as a highly respected and well-loved partner at the Heathfield and Firs Surgeries, Dr Martin Rogers will be retiring on the grounds of ill-health on the 1st September 2017. 
We wish him a very happy retirement! 

We are now delighted to annouce that Dr Sarah Jacques will be taking over the care of Dr Roger's patients from the 1st September 2017.


Dr Sarah Jacques:

The Heathfield and Firs Surgeries are delighted to announce that Dr Sarah Jacques has joined the practice as a new partner. She brings with her a special interest in Safeguarding, and Child Health. Dr Jacques will be working at both surgeries, and has been doing so since May 2017.


Surgery Training Dates:

Please note that the surgery will be closed for essential staff training on the afternoons only of the following dates in 2017:

Tuesday 21st November.

In case of emergency on these afternoons please dial 999.  For general advice please call the NHS 111 service.


Be aware of potential telephone scams:

Please be aware the a number of patients have identified that they have been called by someone pretending to be from the surgery, asking if they can arrange a home visit, or asking for medical information.  If you receive a call that you do not trust is from the surgery, please hang up and call the surgery directly, making sure that you can hear a dialling tone on your phone before you dial the surgery number.  Our telephone number is 01435 864 999.


Protection from meningitis and septicaemia:

If you are 17 or 18 years old, born between 01 September 1996 and 31 August 1997, please make an appointment at the Surgery for your vaccine. This vaccine protects against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.


Age Concern - Drivers Required:

Do you have you a few hours to spare each month?

Age Concern provides a valuable community service to the elderly through the minibus and hospital car services which are managed and operated by a team of volunteers. The two minibuses are in use five days per week for shopping trips and social outings, and a car service operates daily from Monday to Friday for those needing to visit the doctor or hospitals throughout a wide area of East Sussex.

They urgently need more volunteer drivers, so if you think you can help please call:-

Bill Philps on 01435 830206 or Mike Hepworth on 01435 862329


SMS Text messaging - changes:

If you have given the Heathfield and Firs Surgeries your mobile phone number AND you have not yet signed up for the SMS text messaging, please note that from 14th September 2015, the Heathfield and Firs Surgeries will be actively using patient's mobile phone numbers to send appointment reminders and other messages.

If you DO NOT want messages to be sent to your mobile phone, please let reception know.


 

 

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