Welcome to the RUDGWICK Medical Centre Website
When visiting the surgery, we advise you to wear a face covering - this does not need to be a surgical mask but can be a scarf or other covering. Click here for guidance about face coverings.
In line with government advice, we have suspended our online booking service. All our GP appointments will be initially conducted by phone and the GP will ask you to come in to be seen if necessary. Our nurses will be screening their appointments and offering essential services only such as wound dressings and essential blood tests. Please ONLY attend the surgery if you have a pre-booked appointment and have been asked to come in or to collect a prescription. When collecting a prescription, please adhere to social distancing requirements, we are limiting the number of patients in the building at any one time so you may need to wait outside.
COVID-19 and children - At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they, like everyone else, might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the "normal" illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professional even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19. GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children. If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click here www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national, call 111 or contact your GP. If you child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to A&E as you would in other times.
Advice for parents during coronavirus
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
If you are advised to go to the Horsham Hot Hub to see a doctor, please read the advice sheet before you go - ADVICE FOR PATIENTS REFERRED TO HORSHAM HOSPITAL HOT HUB
The Rudgwick Covid-19 Community Group
This is a new group who would like to offer their services collectively to the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating individuals, couples and families who don't have any local family or friends to support them or rely on, or people who find that the people who would normally help them are now in the same position as themselves. If you don't fall into one of those categories, but are in need or support then please don't hesitate to contact them.
The services they are planning to assist with are shopping, prescriptions, dog walking, posting letters and of huge importance to reach with a friendly phone call within our community. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be put in touch with them.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TESTING FOR PATIENTS - click here for information.
LIVI is a video GP service that is now available though this practice. It lets you see a GP in minutes - even at weekends. It's free on the NHS. Download the app https://bit.ly/2mUUaQ. Appointments available Monday - Friday; 7am - 10pm, Saturday - Sunday; 8am - 4pm.
Monitoring of your blood pressure is currently not possible due to Covid 19. A number of patients have contacted us about blood pressure monitoring and some have requested guidance on what BP machine to purchase to monitor their blood pressure at home. The British and Irish Hypertension Society also have a list of validated machines - https://bihsoc.org/bp-monitors/for-home-use/. For those patients familiar with them, our surgery machines are Omron M2.
Please avoid calling us for medication queries. You can request and collect your medication in the normal way and we will aim to have your medication ready within normal timescales. We are unable to issue prescriptions for longer than 1mth at a time as this will cause disruptions in the supply chain. If you are unable to collect your medication and have no-one to help you, please email us (email@example.com) and we can put you in touch with someone who can help.
We have limited capacity for undertaking blood tests, however you can easily have these done elsewhere - click here for information.
(Site updated 30/07/2020)