Practice News

LD
14th Jun

Learning Disability Week 24

Next week,17th-23rd June, is Learning disability week. Mencap is running a week of lessons on the this years theme "Do you see me?" looking into the challenging barriers people with a learning disability face.
 
The lessons can be found via their website https://www.mencap.org.uk/learningdisabilityweek
 
Monday 17 June: "Do you see me?"
Tuesday 18 June: "Do you understand me?"
Wednesday 19 June: "Will you work with me?"
Thursday 20 June: "Do you hear me?"
Friday 21 June: "Do you include me?"
Saturday 22 June: "Will you support me?"
Sunday 23 June: A summary of the week.
Spring Booster COVID
6th Jun

ASDA Hollingbury Walk-In COVID Vaccine Service

ASDA Hollingbury are offering a Walk-In COVID Vaccine Service to all eligible patients. This includes adults who are 75 and over, or individuals who are immunosuppressed and 5 years or over.

Walk-ins Available on:

Thursday 13th June: 10am to 4pm

Wednesday 26th June: 10am to 4pm

Saturday 29th June: 10am to 4pm

 

Carers Festival
6th Jun

Carers Festival Wednesday 12th June

There is a Carers Festival on Wednesday 12th June at The Open Market from 10am-5:30pm.

There will be organisations from across the city coming along to tell you all about the support they can offer to unpaid carers, we will have activities for you to try out including Yoga and Meditation. There will also be free refreshments for carers who come along. (while stocks last).and of course our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions or signpost to relevent support.

What you will find on the day:

  • Over 20 stalls showcasing products and services for unpaid family/friend carers in Brighton & Hove, including Sussex NHS, Brighton and Hove City Council as well as ourselves and other charities offering support in the city.
  • A space for carers to take a break and engage in activities designed to enhance their wellbeing, from meditation to playing tabletop games!
  • Free Refreshments (while stocks last)

No need to book, just turn up on the day...

22nd May

Patient Survey 2024

As a practice it is importnat that we are able to obtain the views of our patients as this is the best way we can develop the surgery in a way that meets our patients needs. Please complete a Patient Survey so we may learn more about how to improve our service

 

15th May

Diabetes Prevention Week May 20th - May 26th

There is a timetable of social media marketing aimed at helping more people access services such as National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP).  if you would like support with promoting this service locally please get in contact.

  • National Webinars - free for patients to book - Explains what the programme is and how they can self refer.
  • Availability to attend any events you or Diabetes UK may be running locally

In addition, Diabetes UK are inviting all our MPs to attend a session in parliament, find out more here

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme can help you reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Find out more by signing up to our information session 

Full link for all dates/ PI session sign-up is here

Coordination of the webinars is through Eventbrite, but all places are free and unlimited.

20th Mar

Health Counts Survey

Take part in the Health Counts Survey. It's anonymous and takes 15mins. If you would like to know more about this survery please see this document

Sew Much better
29th Jan

Sew Much Better

Bring in your clothes to fix or start a new project with the Sew Much Better Class! Held on Mondays 10:00-11:00, Phoenix Art Space 10-14 Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB

Calm crafts
29th Jan

Calm Crafts

There are now free creative sessions being held at Phoenix Art Space 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB. Every Monday 11:30-12:30pm. 

Sessions are a mindful 1 hour drop in workshop where you can spend time making collages, using clay, painting, doodling and more. Including a different calm craft every Monday. 

Weight management hub
24th Nov 2023

New Weight Management Hub

The Weight Management Hub is a single referral point for all weight management referrals.

 

You will be booked in for an appointment with a member of the team, who will then take you through your different options eg Thrive Tribe Programme, NHS digital weight management etc). You choose the service right for you and the team will make the referral.

 

You can self refer today:

Email on: sxicb-bh.ecb-pcn-team@nhs.net 

Call on: 07456 902 679

DADPAD
17th Nov 2023

DadPad - The essential guide for new dads in Brighton and Hove

DadPad - The essential guide for new dads in Brighton and Hove, set up by Brighton and Hove Safeguarding Children's Partnership- Available as a hard copy as the DadPad, Quick Read DadPad or app format. 

You can also follow DadPad on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube. 

See more on their website

survivors drop in
8th Nov 2023

LGBTQ+ Domestic Abuse Support Group

LGBTQ+ domestic abuse support group weekly drop in has changed it hours to Wednesday 4-6pm

 

Arcobaleno, Kemptown BN2 1EA

 

Contact outreach@acrossrainbows.com to find out more 

 

 

fitz cafe
2nd Oct 2023

Fitz Cafe

THE FITZ CAFE
is now open in the Fitzherbert Community Hub each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 – 14:30

The Real Junk Food Project Brighton serves a healthy and nutritious surplus/rescued food lunch from 12:00 – 14:00
IT’S PAY AS YOU FEEL, SO AFFORDABLE FOR EVERYONE

IT’S NOT JUST A CAFE
-Get advice on accessing NHS Services Online
-Get involved in the Community Garden on the green on Upper Bedford Street
-Compost your food scraps in the Community Box Scheme
-Pay as you feel table tennis sessions on cafe days

CGL
11th Aug 2023

DRUG ALERT - OVERDOSE RISK

In the past couple of weeks, the number of overdoses has been unusually high (with some deaths) among people who use drugs, primarily heroin, across parts of the country.

Testing of some batches of heroin has shown that they had been adulterated with an extremely dangerous synthetic opiate called Nitazene. Nitazenes may be hundreds of times more potent than heroin and can be at least as potent as fentanyl. Nitazenes have also been found in drugs sold as oxycodone pills and alprazolam (Xanax) powder.

cgl
10th Aug 2023

DRUG ALERT - OVERDOSE RISK

Staying safe and helping others

The only way to avoid all the risks is to not take drugs which are not prescribed for you. However, if you do choose to take them, remember:

Go low and slow - Be extra cautiousabout the sources from which you getyour drugs, and about the drugs you aretaking; maybe starting with just a quarterhit of a new supply.

Do not use alone; make sure thatsomeone you trust is present andequipped with a couple of naloxone kits

If using with others, it’s best if only oneperson uses the drug first and uses less asa test dose

Don't mix drugs: Using more than one drug increases your risks of overdose, including mixing with alcohol and other depressant drugs such as diazepam and pregabalin

Look after your friends: watch others carefully for the signs of an overdose, e.g. unable to wake up, difficulty breathing, blurred vision, weakness or slurred speech

Make sure you have enough naloxone available: more doses of naloxone may be needed to recover from a synthetic opiate overdose.

•If you have oxycodone pills or Xanax powder that you don't take, make sure to get rid of them safely e.g. at a pharmacy or an amnesty bin (not down a toilet or in a rubbish bin).

 

If you don’t have a naloxone kit, or yours has expired, please contact us

9th Aug 2023

ADHD Aware Pack

This is a new partnership between the East and Central Brighton Primary Care Network
and ADHD Aware. Our Primary Care Network (PCN) covers 9 GP practices looking after 75,000 patients in the city.

You can read this ADHD-Aware-Welcome-Pack.pdf to find out more about what they are offering

We are very aware of the long waits for an ADHD assessment and the lack of support pre and post diagnosis. We support people to use the Right to Choose pathway where appropriate, but are aware of some concerns recently regarding the holistic quality of the assessments and focus on medication rather than psychosocial support.

We are excited to work with ADHD Aware to investigate new ways of supporting people and are commissioning peer support and educational sessions for our patients as part of this project.

We provide monthly peer support groups, both in person and online, for ADHD adults, their partners and for parents of ADHD children or young adults. You don’t need an official diagnosis to use our services. Many people who attend our groups are wondering whether they have ADHD, and want to meet others like them, to learn more about it.

Mindful Movement
20th Jul 2023

Free Mindful Movement Outdoors Sessions

The PCN are offering a mindful movement session every Tuesday at East Brighton Park in front of the cafe. Sessions include Qi Gong with a qualififed physiotherapist from 12-1pm and a drop in chat with a local GP from 1-2pm. 
The short term plan for these sessions is to tackle loneliness, get people moving mindfully. improve breath (to help calm the nervous system which in turn improves your health) and the long term plan is to increase the numbers in each surgeries patient participant group (PPG) and form a self sustaining community group directly linked with improving mental and physical illness.

If you are interested please either text on 07361 476 900 or email sxicb-bh.ecb-pcn-team@nhs.net

10th Jul 2023

Mindfulness Classes

The PCN Team is running a free drop in mindfulness class on the 3rd floor of the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD. This is open to anyone and is lift accessible. Sessions run on Monday afternoons between 3-4:30pm.

16th Jun 2023

Happy Pride Month

As part of LGBTQ+ history month we have been sharing Pride Guides, which are quick guides to health issues we know can be more prevalent or more difficult to access support for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Please see the links below;

Mental Health Guide

Sexual Health Guide

 

15th Jun 2023

Switchboard

Switchboard is an excellent charity available to help and support the LGBTQI+ community. Please see their website for more details and information.https://www.switchboard.org.uk/

Breathwork
26th May 2023

Breath Work and Yoga Workshops

Drop in breath work and yoga Wednesdays 3:15-4pm and 4pm-5pm

 

Humankind Studio - 35A St George's Road Kemptown BN2 1ED

 

Please email sxicb-bh.ecb-pcn-team@nhs.net or text 07361476900 if you are interested

exercises
23rd May 2023

Free Exercise Sessions

East & Central Brighton NHS PCN are holding free exercise sessions

Tai Chi Tuesdays 2-3pm Drop in - Suitable for alll

Circuits (beginner’s level Circuit Training Class that focuses on cardiovascular fitness and resistance training) Tuesday 3-4 pm

WHERE: ST MARTIN'S CHURCH HALL (WAGNER HALL, 37 LEWES ROAD, BN2 3HQ)

PLEASE CONTACT 07460 032613 TO JOIN

Yoga
11th May 2023

Yoga Sessions

Drop in Yoga Sessions on Fridays 2pm-3pm 

Unit 4, 20-26 Round Hill Street, BN2 3RG

For enquiries:

Text only: 07361 476 900 

Email: sxicb-bh.ecb-pcn-team@nhs.net

17th Jan 2023

B&H COVID-19 Information

The NHS should contact you if you're eligible for a seasonal booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this spring.

You may be offered a seasonal booster if you:

  • are aged 75 or over (you need to have turned 75 on or before 30 June 2023)
  • live in a care home for older adults
  • are aged 5 or over and have a weakened immune system

To book: call 119 or go to www.nhs.uk/covid-booster

Help to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Talk to one of the vaccine team about any concerns you have including: which vaccine you need, where to go, how to book, help with transport or any worries you have about needles, getting an injection, leaving the house or side effects. Please call 0300 303 8060 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email here.rovingpatients@nhs.net 

For further information visit: Covid-19 vaccinations - Sussex Health and Care (ics.nhs.uk).

For information in multiple languages, look at the SIS Covid webpage