SERVICES

 

CLINICS

  • Antenatal Care – Midwife led clinic

  • Asthma / COPD Clinic

  • Child Vaccinations

  • Contraceptive Services

  • Cervical Screening

  • Dermatology – You will need to be referred by your GP into this clinic

  • Diabetic Clinic

  • Ear syringing

  • Flu Vaccinations

  • Hearing check

  • Healthy Living (One You- including Stopping smoking)

  • Microsuction – You will need to be referred by your GP into this clinic

  • Minor Surgery

  • Postnatal Care

  • Sexual Health

  • Well Person Health checks, includes New patients, Carers, NHS and Learning Disability Health checks

Travel Clinic

Please make sure you seek advice about your travel needs at least 3 to 4 months before you are due to travel as you may need several doses at weekly or monthly intervals to complete a vaccination course and ensure that you are fully covered before you travel. Please complete one travel questionnaire for each patient of the practice who is travelling with you. If you are travelling within 21 days of completing the questionnaire you may have to go to a travel clinic.

Please also note that some vaccines are not available under the NHS guidelines and may need to be administered at a cost this includes Malaria advice/protection. We can supply you with a private prescription.

We are not able to provide Yellow Fever protection; this must be done at a specialist centre. Details of your nearest travel centre can be found here

Once you have completed and returned your questionnaire a member of our reception team will contact you to advise you or any recommended vaccinations required and any costs. We would then try to make a suitable appointment for you with one of our Practice Nurses. Any costs incurred would need to be paid for prior to the appointment.

More information on vaccines can be found here. Download a Travel Notification form here.


NON NHS WORK

Some services we provide are not covered under the NHS Contract and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for Pre-employment, sports, driving (HGV, PSV etc)

  • Insurance claim forms

  • Private sick certificates

  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the BMA suggested scales and our reception team will be happy to advise you of our current fees and appointment availability. View our current fees.

Referrals

Read our Referrals leaflet.


SICKNESS CERTIFICATES

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced).


OTHER SERVICES THAT USE RYE MEDICAL CENTRE

There are number of external organisations that provide services at Rye Medical Centre. These include: 

Community Connectors

Community Connectors is a free service for people with issues impacting on their mental health and where the GP or the person themselves has identified that a ‘social prescription’ would be of benefit. Community Connectors run a Rye based patient clinic in Ferry Road  on Tuesday’s. More information is available on the Community Connectors website.

One You

One You East Sussex can help you get back to a healthier you and support you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. They provide tools, motivational support and encouragement every step of the way to help you improve your health right away. Eat well, move more, be smokefree. One You run a clinic here on Fridays. For more information and to self-refer, visit their website oneyoueastsussex.org.uk

MIDWIFE

Mrs Beverley Quinn

Holds an ante-natal clinic every Monday morning at the surgery by appointment. Messages cannot be left at reception to be passed to the midwife.

Please contact the community midwife directly at Conquest Hospital 01424 755255.

Pregnant ladies can now self-refer to book to meet your midwife to plan your care , go our website, www.esht.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity/referral. Fill in your details and click “submit”, your community midwife will be in contact with you to book your first appointment.

Community Dermatology

Dr Kondagari holds a Dermatology Clinic usually on a Tuesday and Thursday mornings and is held at the Rye Surgery. You will need to see your GP first to be referred to this Clinic.

Community Microsuction

Dr Taggart holds a Micro suction Clinic usually on a Tuesday morning and is held at the Rye Surgery. You will need to see your GP first to be referred to this Clinic.