NHS Clinics & Services
The table below contains a comprehensive list of all the NHS clinics and services offered by the Strand Medical Group.
|Diabetes||Run by specially trained Nurses who offer an annual health check as well as dietary and general advice. If problems arise, patients will be referred back to their usual doctor.|
|Asthma||Our specially trained Nurses will ensure that treatment is effective by checking inhaler technique and measuring lung function regularly, referring you to your usual doctor. REMINDER: Would all patients attending for Asthma appointments please remember to always bring along their inhalers.|
|Cardiac||This clinic provides a service for patients who currently have heart disease. It offers advice about maintaining health and reducing the possibility of any further heart problems. It is run by specially trained Nurses and assessed by invitation only.|
|Cervical Smears||The Nurses are trained to do cervical smears. All women aged between 25 and 64 years of age are automatically invited for a smear through the screening programme run by the Health Authority.|
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|These Clinics are held on a daily basis to attend to minor ailments - eg Sore Throats, Urine Infections Coughs, Rashes. The Nurse is able to prescribe any medication which is required.|
|Minor Surgery||We have weekly clinics to remove "lumps & bumps", moles, cysts etc. It is essential that patients have an appointment with the GP first so that the lesion can be properly assessed. If we are able to remove it at the surgery we will arrange for patients to have an appointment at the Minor Surgery Clinic.|
|Family Planning Services||The Family planning service offers confidential advice and information about contraception and sexual health from our Nurses and Doctors.|
|Child Vaccinations||There are some diseases that can harm children or cause permanent damage to their health. Immunisation - also called 'vaccination', 'jabs' or 'injections' - provided by our trained Nurses will help prevent them and keep your child healthy.|
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer Smoking Cessation Clinic at The Strand Medical Group.
You can get stop smoking support at any of the pharmacies listed here.
Referral to hospitals and other health care services
When you need to be seen by a specialist, Strand Medical Group is committed to ensuring that whenever possible you receive a timely outpatient appointment at a provider of your choice.
To help you to make the most appropriate choice, we are working with a team of Patient Choice Navigators.
After you have seen your GP, and together you have agreed that you need to be referred for specialist treatment, Strand Medical Group will forward your referral to the team of Patient Choice Navigators at NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group who, using the NHS e-Referral System (formally Choose and Book) will help you to make an informed choice. In accordance with the NHS Constitution, you have the right to choose when and where you wish to be treated and in a timely manner.
Your GP will provide you with a booking card and a telephone number for you to contact the team. You are then asked to contact the Patient Choice Navigators five days after seeing your GP so they can work with you to book your appointment.
Following discussion with you, the Patient Choice Navigators will send your referral on to the hospital or community provider of your choice, who will then contact you to confirm your appointment. If you do not make contact with the PCN within 10 days of the team receiving your referral then an appointment may be booked for you.
If you have any concerns or questions about your information being passed to the Patient Choice Navigators then please speak to a member of the practice team. Information will only be shared when you have agreed with your GP that a referral is the best course of action.