Health Advice and Self-Care
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.
e-Consult Online Service
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.
eConsult is available to all patients who are registered at the practice.
Click the eConsult link to start using the service.
The Podiatry service in Sussex Community Trust aims to provide a comprehensive range of foot health services to the general population.
You may be reffered to the service by your GP or Nurse or they may ask you to make a self referral. If you wish to refer youself to the Podiatry Service you need to complete and submit a form which you can download by clicking on the feet image.
It is vital that you complete all sections of the form, giving as much information as you can, or they will not be able to process your request.
You can email or post your completed form directly to the service (details on form).
To find out more about the service you can visit their website here
Sexual Health Kit - Order free Online
Maternity Triage and Advice Line
Call 01903 285269
This service is run by a small group of experienced midwives with a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of maternity care, antenatal, labour and postnatal.
The team is available 7 days a week between 7.30 am – 8.30 pm.
When calling outside these times your call can be transferred to the labour ward where you can speak to a midwife.
This service is provided by the Coastal Musculoskeletal Outpatient dept.
If you are aged over 16, you can refer yourself to their physiotherapy service with musculoskeletal problems such as
- muscle and joint pain,
- sports injuries,
- back or neck pain, or
- sprains and strains.
Visit their website and download a form.
Adult Social Care
This service is run by West Sussex County Council. Amongst other things, they will talk with you about your circumstances, or those of the person you are concerned about, and help you find information and advice about services and support in your local community. You can self-refer by using a form on their website.
Live Well with Pain
If you are struggling to manage with persistant pain you might find some real help by visiting this website.
My Live Well with Pain is completely free to use resource. It is full of trusted techniques that people with persistent pain have found useful in helping them to get on with their lives and live well with pain.
Click here to visit the website.
You can self-refer to the Minor Injuries Unit at Bognor Memorial Hospital for conditions including:
- Acute limb injuries such as fractures, wounds, sprains and strains (excluding potential hip or thigh fractures).
- Minor head injuries including wounds to head and face (excluding children under 1year and those with associated neck injury, loss of consciousness or any vomiting).
- Wounds caused by trauma.
- Foreign bodies in eyes, ear or nose.
- Rib injuries.
- Minor back injuries (excluding chronic conditions or major trauma).
- Insect and animal bites and stings.
- Burns and scalds.
Telephone the Unit on 01243 865418
Call 111 or visit 111 Online
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed, and you will be given advice about whether you need to:
- Treat yourself at home
- Go to a Primary Care Centre
- If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
Housing, Debt management and Social issues.
Selsey Care Shop provides access to the projects run by Selsey Community Forum.
The shop works with local community groups, churches, charities, businesses and statutory organisations to coordinate and deliver a wide range of support for the local community including; housing, debt management and social issues.
Monday to Friday 9am until 4pm. Saturday 9am until 1pm.
121 High Street, Selsey Telephone 01243 201616
Wellbeing issues (weight loss / smoking)
Chichester District Wellbeing Service provides advice and support on how to make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing, including how to stop smoking or drinking, how to become more active, how to make your meals healthier or how do develop a healthy mind.
You can self-refer by downloading a form from the website
Sexual Health, Contraception & HIV services
The Sexual Health Service in West Sussex is managed by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust. It is free and confidential and available to everyone, regardless of where you live; your age; sexual behaviour or orientation.
You can attend any of their clinics which offer a range of services including:
- Sexual health and well being
- Testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Contraception and emergency contraception
- Free condoms provided
- HIV/AIDS advice; testing and treatment
- Psychosexual counselling
To make an appointment complete their online form or call the central booking line on 01903 285199
Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes
New Tool to identify Diabetes Risk
Vaginal Swab Tests
Guidance for taking your own swabs
It is possible for you to take swabs at home.
Following discussion with your doctor you may be given one or two swabs with associated labels, forms and bags.
We have created instructions and photographs on this website to show you what to do. Follow the links for the type of swab you have been given.
It is a good idea to read and familiarise yourself with the instructions before starting.