England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland
Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Testing and tracing
Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, understand your test result and find out what to do if you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
COVID-19 support recovery service
'Your COVID Recovery' helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support
Government information and advice.
Warren RoadWoodingdeanBrightonEast Sussex, BN2 6BATel: 01273 307555
Woodingdean Mecial Centre offers a full range of general medical services and enhanced medical services which includes:
More information on many of these services can be found below:
Blood tests ordered by one of our GPs or nurses can be taken here (for elderly or infirm patients) or at the Hove Polyclinic. Tests ordered by a hospital doctor should be booked at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. For Polyclinic blood test appointments phone 01273 265588.
Cervical Smear Tests are usually performed by the practice nurses. The ideal time is midway between periods. We operate a recall system and contact women when their test is due. We recommend that women have a test at least every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 49 and then every 5 years between the ages of 50 and 64.
Child Health Surveillance - Developmental health checks for babies aged 6 weeks are undertaken by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Children's Immunisations - Please telephone for an appointment when you are sent a reminder about due immunisations. We strongly encourage all parents to have their children fully immunised.
Contraceptive Services & Family Planning - We are able to advise on the full range of contraceptive services. Please remember that the Emergency contraceptive pill (commonly called the ‘morning-after pill) can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse and can only be prescribed by appointment with a doctor.
Cryotherapy Clinic - Warts and other skin conditions suitable for liquid nitrogen freezing can be treated at the surgery. Please see the doctor first for assessment.
Maternity Services - Our community midwife runs an antenatal clinic every Wednesday.
Mental Health Services - A range of services is provided at the practice and elsewhere by the Community Mental Health Team. If you think you might benefit from these services, please discuss the matter with your doctor. They may suggest sources of help to which you can refer yourself or they may refer you to the CMH Team. After an initial assessment you may be referred on to a counsellor or other professional.
Minor Operations and Dermatology services are available at the surgery in accordance with criteria laid down by the Primary Care Trust. Please contact our reception or ask your doctor for details.
New Patient Health Checks - Patients who wish to register with the practice are requested to make an appointment with the practice nurse so that we can take details of your medical history, identify any problems with which we can help and give you a chance to familiarise yourselves with our services. It may take several weeks before your old notes reach the practice. Please provide photo identification when registering.
Routine Health Checks - If you are between the age of 16 and 75 and have had no consultations for a period of 3 years we will be happy to provide a health check. If you are over 75 years we will provide this check if you have not been seen within the previous 12 months.
Services for Young People - The Practice Nurse is available to see young people. She can discuss anything that might be bothering you, e.g. skin problems, medical problems, contraception, sexual health, etc. She will decide whether you need to see a doctor and can arrange this for you. Sometimes it can be difficult for young people to involve their parents in their concerns and it is our policy that everyone (regardless of age) has a right to confidential advice.
Smoking Cessation- is not provided in house however we do work with local pharmacies to prescribe any medications recommended by their smoking cessation advisor. Please contact your local pharmacy for further information.
Travel Immunisation - We are able to administer a range of travel immunisations and advice. Please contact our reception for details. Be sure to book these appointments at least 6 weeks before your travel date as our travel clinics get very busy and vaccines may have to be ordered in or given as part of a course. There may be charges for some of the vaccines you need and please note that our practice nurses DO NOT give travel advice over the telephone.
More information can be found on the above tab.
For more information on our medical services and clinics, for clinic times and to book appointments, please call us on 01273 307555.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Please note we are not a registered yellow fever centre.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Enter all or part of your postcode in the box below and click one of the buttons
to find those services that are local to you.