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Welcome to the website for
Bersted Green Surgery


 
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
PO22 9TD

Telephone: 01243 864843

Fax: 01243 842590

Self Referral to Local Services

 

Did you realise that there are many local services where you dont need to be referred by your GP. You can refer yourself:

 

  • Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing 

 

www.changegrowlive.org

 

Change, grow, live (CGL) is a social care and health charity that works with individuals who want to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.

Our service users are people whose lives have been held back by a range of social issues and concerns, including substance misuse and other forms of addiction, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse, mental health issues and offending.

All our services are designed to encourage individuals to find the strength and resources within themselves to bring about the life and behavioural changes they wish to achieve.

 

Telephone: 0300 303 8677


  • Time to Talk   

www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/t2t

 

Time to Talk is a friendly and approachable service offering talking therapies to people who are struggling with:

We are a team of trained and supervised, psychological therapists who see patients in GP surgeries or community venues within the West Sussex area. We offer a range of talking therapy treatments and with you, decide which one will be of most benefit to you. We check how you are feeling at every session to ensure you are progressing within your treatment plan, and make changes if needed. What you tell us will remain confidential except in the most unusual circumstances, for instance if we are concerned about your safety, or the safety of others.

If you live in West Sussex you can phone to book an assessment on 01273 265967.


  • Sussex Recovery College  

sussexrecoverycollege.org.uk

 

Sussex Recovery College offers educational courses about mental health and recovery which are designed to increase your knowledge and skills and promote self-management. This may help you take control and become an expert in your own wellbeing and recovery and get on with your life despite mental health challenges

 

  • Sexual Health West Sussex

www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk

 

West Sussex Sexual Health offers a range of free services including condoms,contraception , testing, treatment and advice for sexually transmitted illnesses .

We run drop-in and appointment clinics across the county.

We are part of the NHS so our confidentialservices are free and run by trained professionals. You do not need a GP referral.

Any questions? Call us now on 0845 111 3456

 

  • Physio Direct

Sussex Community NHS Trust Physiotherapy service wants to make it easier for patients to get advice from a Physiotherapist.Previously you would need to see your GP before you could be referred for physiotherapy. 

How does it work?

If you have a back, neck, joint or generalmuscle problem you can contact a Physiotherapist on the telephone number shown at the end of this leaflet. Once you have made contact with the physiotherapist you will be asked some questions that will help the Physiotherapist and you make a decision on how best to manage your problem.

What will I be asked?

The physiotherapist will ask you some questions, such as how long have you had the problem? What might have caused it? what makes it worse? Does anything make it easier? Are you taking any medicines? These are just some of the questions that will be asked. This will help the physiotherapist gain a picture of your problem.

What happens next?

There are several options that can be followed:

1 The Physiotherapist may give you advice over the phone, this may then be followed up with information being sent to you in the post or by email. Both of you may agree a date for you to ring back to discuss your progress.

2 The Physiotherapist may decide the best way to deal with your problem is to see a physiotherapist.An appointment will then be arranged.

3 The Physiotherapist may decide that physiotherapy is not appropriate for your problem and, if necessary,you may be advised to make an appointment to see your GP.

 

How can you access this service?

 

The telephone number to use is:   01243 623542  

 

Please call to leave a message. We aim to return your call within 3 working days.When leaving a message please ensure you provide the following information:

Name

NHS number/Hospital number/ Dateof birth

Address

Preferred treatment location

Telephone number and best times to call back if required

 

PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TELEPHONE LINE


 

Self Treatment Of Common Illnesses And Accidents

 

 

 

 

Bersted Green Surgery is committed to helping our patients manage their own symptoms for minor ailments and where appropriate, to save them coming down to the surgery. 

 

We are not saying that we do not want you to come to the surgery, but to try and manage minor ailments at home yourselves first with the right advice and information in the first instance.

 

The national self care forum can help patients to manage their symptoms for minor ailments at home.  Please click here for their website and more information  http://www.selfcareforum.org/ 

 

Below are some fact sheets for the top most common ailments that you are free to read / download.

 

1. Low Back Pain

2. Eczema

3. Heartburn and indigestion

4. Fever in children

5. Constipation

6. Headache and migraine

7. Coughs

8. Acne

9. Sprains and strains

10. Sore throat

11. Otitis media

12. Common cold

13. Sinusitis


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