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Statement of purpose

Oldwood Surgery is a General Practice Partnership open to all patients living within our Practice boundary area. We work in partnership with our patients and our Patient Group to provide medical care for 6,000 patients.

We are a General Medical Services (GMS) Practice offering primary care services for the diagnosis and prevention of disease. We help patients to manage their health and prevent illness. Our General Practitioners (GPs), diagnose, treat and manage illness. They carry out screening for some diseases and promote general health and wellbeing. Our GPs act as a patient’s advocate, supporting and representing a patient’s best interests to ensure they receive the best and most appropriate health and social care. Our GPs provide the link to further health services and work closely with other healthcare colleagues. They arrange hospital admissions and referrals to other services and specialists and they link with secondary and community services about patient care, taking advice and sharing information where needed. They also collect and record important information from other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of our patients via regular multi-disciplinary review meetings and our GP’s are involved in the education and training of medical students.

Location: The Practice main address is: Oldwood Surgery, Station Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5DG. We also have a branch surgery at Battle Health Centre, Telham House, Mitre Way, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0BF.

Our Services

The GMS services provided by our GPs are defined under the Standard General Medical Services Contract. These services are mainly split into three groups:

Essential services – we provide essential services for people who have health conditions from which they are expected to recover, chronic disease management and general management of terminally ill patients. Our core services include:

  • GP consultation
  • Asthma clinics
  • Chronic obstructive airways disease clinics
  • Coronary heart disease clinics
  • Diabetes clinics

Additional services include:

  • Contraceptive services
  • Child health surveillance
  • Maternity services
  • Certain minor surgery procedures
  • Vaccinations and immunisations
  • Cervical cytology screening (smears)

Enhanced services include:

  • Childhood vaccinations and immunisations
  • Diabetes management
  • Prostate cancer injection therapy
  • Minor surgery
  • Flu, shingles & pneumococcal immunisation
  • Warfarin monitoring
  • Wound care management and dressings
  • 24 hour BP monitoring
  • Learning disability health checks
  • Methotrexate monitoring

Other services

Our Practice also offers services including:

  • Community dermatology clinic
  • Child health and development
  • Dressing clinics
  • Ear wax and syringing
  • End of life care
  • Epilepsy
  • Lung testing (spirometry)
  • Medication reviews
  • Mental health
  • Pregnancy testing and contraceptive advice
  • Travel advice
  • Women’s health
  • New patient checks

Non-NHS Services

Our practice also provides services which are non NHS and are paid for by the patient. These include:

  • Insurance claim forms
  • Non NHS vaccinations
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Pre-employment and HGV medicals
  • Vaccination certificates

Influenza Vaccination Site – updated 18th August 2020

We are running our influenza flu clinic this year in Robertsbridge Village Hall to enable us to meet the Covid-19 requirements for a single flow of patients and adequate space for social distancing. The site will be run as a ‘satellite’ of our own practice. We will only use it as a vaccination site, we will bring our own equipment and records to carry out the vaccinations and we will remove them at the end of the session. There will be no medical equipment or medicines held on site.