UPDATE : Tuesday 26th January 2021
The Pandemic Alert Level is now 5 as advised by our Chief Medical Officers.
Our services provided at this time remain unchanged whilst we all follow the National Restrictions
You can and should travel for hospital, GP and other medical appointments that are arranged with you , including upcoming Vaccination Clinics
Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign 2021
We will be contacting you to make arrangements for when you should be coming to Sidley Surgery.
Our practice team will be busy this week calling eligible patients into the Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics on the 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st January and 1st, 2nd February 2021.
We will be calling patients in order of priority as directed by NHS England.
As of today if you are aged over 80 and have not had any opportunity to respond to our phone calls or letters PLEASE ring our surgeries and arrange an appointment.
The prioritised groups includes Care and Nursing home residents whom we will be completing our visits around 26th January 2021.
At this time we have provided the first dose of the available vaccines to over 7000 patients in the Bexhill population and are continuing to invite patients who are between 75 and 79 years of age
We are aware of and will be contacting housebound patients over a period of two weeks from 27th January 2021 onwards as we receive the appropriate vaccine supplies to undertake this.
You WILL be called or written to accordingly, please be patient, and do not contact the Surgeries to enquire about your vaccine unless you are over 80 and not yet had your first dose.
When you arrive for your appointment, please note the following.
- You must wear a face covering.
- You must Social Distance at all times.
- Please do not arrive early for your appointment, this will increase the queue times.
- Come alone if you are able to. Only one carer may accompany you.
- If you develop any symptoms of Covid, please do not attend your appointment.
- Be prepared to queue outside. There will be chairs for those who cannot stand for long.
- Most importantly, please keep your spirits high! This is new to all of us and we are dealing with a very delicate vaccine and have to handle with care. There may be delays to your appointment time, especially when we are transporting the vaccine to the clinic rooms. The staff are working hard to get this rolled out as smoothly as possible.
We thank you very much for your support, we look forward to getting all patients who want the vaccine completed as soon as we are able to.
BEXHILL GP PRACTICES 26th January 2021
Only patients with pre-booked appointments will be permitted to enter the surgery.
Sidley Medical Practice is required to take all appropriate measures to protect patients and staff.
We can only work during this exceptional time by recognising that we are now having to assess all care by full telephone triage contacts by our nursing, doctors and administration teams.
We are facing significant clinical need and will continue to manage those who need urgent and essential care.
We may not always be able to ring back the same day, so please offer as much information as you can
so that we can check the enquiries and help prioritise concerns.
We may ask you to ring back in following weeks as the situation changes.
Online communications with email, letters and consultations continue as well.
Engage Online Consultation Service:
You can contact the doctors at Sidley Medical Practice using online consultation tool.
You can input symptoms and concerns into the confidential online service and you will receive a response , usually the same day if the request is received within opening hours. You will be either given advice , directed to other sources of support or receive a telephone call back from the doctor. An appointment may be arranged if required.
You can enquire about test results, fitness to work note, referral enquiries and medical reports.
Use the image link to access their services.
We can also be contacted as part of your consultations by email email@example.com
***Please note any digital images submitted as part of an online consultation will be stored within your clinical notes***
Sidley Medical Practice Is Open To New Patient Registrations
Please click on link below to take you to online registration forms
(Site updated 25/01/2021)