In August 415 appointments were not attended...
Whilst 95.7% of patients kept their appointments, unfortunately the remainder failed to attend. This represents 415 unattended appointments. This has cost the NHS £12,450.00 in August alone.
It is easy to cancel or change your appointment; just call 01903 264101 or email email@example.com
Please ensure you cancel or rearrange any unwanted appointments.
Each time you fail to attend an appointment, we will write to you. If you fail to attend three appointments in a 12-month period, the practice will consider removing you from the patient list.
DNA Poster - August 2019
New Appointment System
From the 1st July we have changed our appointment system to try and improve access to GP appointments.
Appointments will no longer released at 8 am daily and instead will release periodically throughout the day, each day. The best way to book a GP appointment is using our online services which you can access through http://www.limetreesurgery.com/. You will need a username and password which can be given to you by reception. All of the GP appointments that reception can book are also available to book online.
We continue to offer same day appointments for those with a clinically urgent need which can only be accessed by calling from 8 am each day.
We are improving access to appointments...
From 01 October, GP and nurse appointments are now available during the evening and at the weekend for people across Coastal West Sussex.
This means that urgent appointments are available up to 8pm during the week, and during clinics on a Saturday and Sunday.
This aims to improve access to GP appointments and help local people to get the help and support they need.
The service is run by Innovations in Primary Care (IPC), a not-for-profit company owned by local GP practices.
The appointments will be available at local GP access hubs, run from GP surgeries, and they will be both routine and urgent appointments with a doctor, nurse or healthcare professional.
The teams will see new illnesses when you urgently need to see a health professional, and offer planned appointments such as family planning and smear tests that can be hard to arrange whilst at work or when you are caring for family or a loved one.
IPC has been running the MIAMI clinics in Adur and Worthing for the last three years, which has offered a very similar service, offering help for ‘Minor Injury Assessment & Minor Illnesses’.
These clinics have been successful and helped local people to access the help they need outside of normal opening times.
We hope that this roll out of the hubs across the whole of Coastal West Sussex will mean that all patients registered with a GP practice in our area can benefit.
You book into the GP access hubs via your normal GP practice, and you may be offered an appointment at one of the hubs at the weekend if you call NHS 111 for urgent health advice and support.
The hubs may be at your GP practice or they may be at a neighbouring GP practice locally in the community around you.
The teams will have access to your medical records with your consent, and any care they provide will be added to your notes so your GP practice can continue any ongoing care.
Patients can book into these appointments by calling your registered GP practice in the normal way, and they will be able to access the booking system and make sure you receive the help and support you need.
RCGP Parkrun Practice
We have registered with the Royal College of General Practitioners as a Parkrun Practice and would like to get you all involved as runners, joggers, walkers, volunteers or supporters. It is for everyone young or old, mobile, as well as those physically or mentally challenged. The event runs every Saturday morning from Beach House Park green at 8.45am. See you there! You can find out more about Parkrun at www.parkrun.org.uk