Survivors’ Network have been providing Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) support to adult survivors of sexual violence across West Sussex for just over a year, expanding on and working in partnership with the existing support for survivors in West Sussex provided by Worth Services, and the therapeutic support provided by Lifecentre.
ISVAs provide practical and emotional support and information to survivors of sexual violence who have reported their experiences to the police or are thinking about doing so. Survivors’ Network also have a specialist Multiple and Complex Needs ISVA who can provide advocacy support on a range of issues to survivors of sexual violence facing additional barriers to accessing support.
More information about the services offered can be found here: https://survivorsnetwork.org.uk/get-help/isva-service/
Survivors can self-referral themselves for support here: https://survivorsnetwork.org.uk/get-help/refer-yourself/
Their excellent website provides lots of information for survivors and those who are supporting them.
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, please avoid calling at busy times for routine enquires and results.
- If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 999.
- Please do not come into the surgery if anyone in your household has any covid symptoms.
Making our Website Accessible to You
You may have noticed a small logo on our website. If you click this you can take control of features like font size, highlighting and contrast. This can help if you have difficulty with reading any of our pages.
You can translate our website into many other languages. If you click on the "Language" link on the menu at the top of our webpages (not the home page, unfortunately!), you can choose from a long list of languages.
Working with You
We are always keen to hear ideas about how to improve our website and we strive to provide useful information in an accessible form. If you have any suggestions please let us know.
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.
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.
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.