New Page! - Menopause Information and Resources
The menopause will affect all women, but many don't fully understand what happens, how it affects them and how it can be managed. To address this, we have created a new Menopause Information page which you can visit here.
The new page, and its associated resources have been developed by Dr Gowan to help raise awareness, share valuable information and promote therapies such as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which can help our patients to cope with this phase of life.
How to get your Booster
Please click this link to see an information poster explaining the current situation.
Med 3 Certificate Changes
The rules on med3's have temporarily changed (this is to ease the pressure on primary care while we are taking part in the booster programme):
If an employee goes off sick on or after 10 December 2021, up to and including 26 January 2022, they can self-certificate for 28 days.
Full guidance is here:
Please do not ask your GP to do a med3 sickness certificate until you have been off for more than 28 days.
COVID 19 Booster Vaccinations
The Chichester Alliance of Medical Practices (ChAMP) Primary Care Network is running a site at Sidlesham Football Club from the beginning of October for Covid-19 booster vaccinations. The National Team will be operating from the Festival Theatre car park in central Chichester (the Westgate site has now closed).
You will be contacted to book an appointment by phone, text or letter when an allocation becomes available for your cohort. Please do not call the surgery for an appointment; the bookings team will contact you.
If it has been 3 months since your second dose please call 03333 704111 to book an appointment. Phone lines are open from 9am to 12am and 1pm to 4pm, these lines can be very busy due to high call numbers.
We will continue to update our Covid-19 Vaccination page (here) and share any information we receive.
111 NHS Service
This November, NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on NHS 111 online.
If you have an urgent but not life threatening medical need, make sure you visit NHS 111 online first rather than going straight to A&E.
NHS 111 online will help you right away and, if needed, a healthcare professional will call you. NHS 111 online can direct you to an urgent treatment centre/walk in centre, emergency dental services, GP, pharmacy or another more appropriate local service.
If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always dial 999.
Get help from NHS 111
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only)
- call 111
If you’re Deaf and want to use the phone service, you can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service available in your country:
- England – NHS 111 (BSL) interpreter service
- Scotland – NHS 24 111
- Wales – NHS 111 Wales
- Northern Ireland – NHS 111 Northern Ireland
You can also call 18001 111 on a textphone.
Business as Usual!
We are fully open and here for you, although we are still operating in a COVID-secure way. Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, by telephone, or using video calls and messaging to your mobile or computer. To find out more about what to expect when you visit the surgery please click here.
Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are two totally different conditions. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition whereas type 2 diabetes (which is very much more common, and is managed by our nurses in the Practice), can be considered an intolerance to sugar, or insulin resistance. Click here to visit our new Diabetes Advice page to find out more about the management of this disease.
Telephoning the Practice
- Phone lines are open between 08:00 - 18:30.
- Please note that between 12:30 - 13:30 and 17:45 - 18:30, Selsey Medical Practice is open for emergencies only. If you telephone during this time, requiring assistance which cannot wait, please hold, otherwise please call back at another time.
- The busiest time to call is early in the morning or early afternoon.
- If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 999.
- Please do not come to the surgery if anyone in your household has any covid symptoms or are self-isolating.
e-Consult Online Service
The eConsult service is available in the mornings from 7:00 am to 12:00pm.
e-Consult is an online service that all of our patients can use to access advice from our own doctors. If necessary, after considering your case, the GP will organise a consultation – either via video, telephone or face to face; or you may be issued with a prescription or the administrative documents you need without the need for further contact.
Try our new online service if you need:
- Self-help information about a wide range of conditions or
- Advice from one of our doctors.
- You can also make administrative requests.
e-Consult is available to all patients who are registered at the practice. Click the e-Consult link to start using the service.
Self-Referral Services and Self-Care advice
We have been updating our Self-Referral Services and Self-Care Advice page with lots of links to local services which you can access directly, without having to involve your GP or Nurse.
There are also links for Minor injuries, Sexual Health, Maternity, Dental emergencies, Physiotherapy, Wellbeing, Social needs and many more.
Click this link to visit the page.
Latest Information from the Vaccination Programme
Selsey Medical Practice is very pleased to have been involved at the forefront of the National COVID Vaccination Programme.
To find out more about Booster vaccine for our patients, and any further updates on Vaccine-related matters, please click here to visit our Vaccination Page.
Covid 19 Survivors' Group
Follow this link to this FaceBook Group, where you can share information and discuss your experiences. There is more information at their website.
Register for Online Services
Our practice now offers a wide range of services through our website, including; managing your repeat prescription, making and cancelling appointments, updating your personal details, reviewing medication and viewing your medical records. Click here to register to gain access to this service.
Get the NHS App!
The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
Use the NHS App to:
- check your symptoms
- find out what to do when you need help urgently
- book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
- order repeat prescriptions
- view your GP medical record securely
- register to be an organ donor
- choose how the NHS uses your data
Are you a Carer?
Are you a carer? Are you being cared for? Have you notified your GP? Do you know what services are available to support you? Please contact us to notify us if you are a carer or being cared for and we will update your records. The practice maintains a register of carers and people being cared for, if you feel you should be on this register please let us know. We are not able to offer any specific help ourselves, but it is helpful for us to know that you have this additional responsibility to cope with and we are able to signpost you to organisations who can help. Also as a carer you may be entitled to additional health services such as vaccinations, so it is important that we have you registered as a carer on our clinical system so that you don’t miss any invitations. If you have any questions or not sure if you should be listed as a carer, please contact the practice via our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us on 01243 608201 and we will be happy to advise.
Armed Forces Veterans
We have now added a page which has links to many valuable resources provided especially for ex-service men and women.
As well as additional support with health, there are links providing information and advice about many areas of civilian life including education, finance and housing.
Repeat Prescriptions Changes
Selsey Medical Practice no longer takes any medication requests over the phone.
Please request repeat medication using one of the following methods:
Online service: (prescriptions page)
Website form: (prescriptions page)
NHS app: (link)
By post: Selsey Medical Practice, High Street, Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 0QG
Hand in; by placing in the white box outside the medical practice
Update your Contact Details
It is really important that we have your up to date contact details.
Please inform Reception of your current email address and mobile phone number.
You can also let us know if you give your consent to be contacted via email and messaging.
Sign up for Electronic Prescribing Service
Instead of you having to collect a paper prescription and take it to the pharmacy, we can send your prescription electronically to any pharmacy you choose. All you need to do is pick up your medication when it is ready.
You can save time and money for your NHS
If you haven't already signed up for this free service you can do so by contacting the surgery either by phone 01243 608201 or email email@example.com