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Information for Patients about Primary Care Networks.

As you may be aware there are changes coming to the way General Practice is funded by NHS England. From July 1st we are working together as a group of surgeries in a geographical area and serving a natural local community. This group will be called a Primary Care Network (PCN).


Six surgeries have decided to work together in our PCN.  They are Beaconsfield Medical Practice, The Haven, Matlock Road Surgery, Preston Park Surgery, Stanford Medical Centre and Warmdene Surgery. We will have approximately 57 000 patients and over 160 staff.

What does this mean for Patients?

It means we can:

  • Create different roles to support patient care to our patients – for example social prescribers, first line physiotherapists
  • Increase and develop new services for our patients with the aim of improving their health and wellbeing
  • Share best practice
  • Utilise the skills of our staff
  • Joining up primary and community health services
  • Make best use of our premises

We will keep your informed of the progress of our PCN.

If you would like to be more involved, each surgery has a Patient Participation Group (PPG) who will be consulted and involved in the development of the broader PCN.

Please also be advised that as part of this PCN we will need to share data about patients between the surgeries in the PCN and other statutory NHS bodies. These Data Sharing agreements will be made publicly available as soon as they are ready. 

Healthwatch GP Patient Survey

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove have launched a GP patient survey. The survey responses and GP visits will help Healthwatch find out how surgeries and the services they refer to are performing across Brighton and Hove. Healthwatch will use this information to help improve the service. All responses will be anonymous and parents and carers can answer the survey on behalf of the child/adult they are responsible for.

Brexit and Medicine Shortages

Matt Hancock; Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has written to healthcare providers to inform them that there is a UK-wide contingency plan in place in preparation for a Brexit 'No Deal' vote. The government is working with manufacturers to provide support and assistance with capacity for storing medication. 

We have been advised that healthcare providers should not be stockpiling medication or issuing longer prescriptions to patients, as this could have a negative effect in the long-term. 

Further information can be found at: 

Hospital Waiting Times

The CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) have published the average Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS trust waiting times for routine referrals. The link below will give the average waiting times from non-urgent referrals to first outpatient appointments.

Please be aware this excludes two week referrals and other urgent referrals.

Patient Research Experience Survery

Stanford Medical Centre is currently involved in the National institute for Health research clinical networks, this aims to get patients in primary care involved in clinical research. If you have been involved in a clinical research project as a patient of Stanford Medical Centre we hope you can spare the time to fill in this questionnaire about your experience


Please fill in our survey online:


Patients, carers and the public are essential to our work. You are our greatest strength and we could not do our work without your help. Thank you for giving us your time to provide essential feedback. If you wish to become a Patient Research Ambassador Sign up to the mailing list:  http://bit.ly2pqz511


New and better treatments and services become available because people take part in our research. Find out more about research taking place in Kent, Surrey and Sussex:

Updating Website Patient 

Watch this space! We will be implementing some changes to the website over the next few days.

Your Data Matters to the NHS

We have been chosen as a GP Practice to extract patient data - how does this effect you as a patient.  Please click here for more information.

New MJog Messenger app

Click on the graphic to find out more: Get MJog Messenger

Online Appointments

Please note that we now offer 'same day' appointments for the following day at 8pm the previous day.

Healthwatch survey

An online Patient Survey is open to users of our GP practice, please click on the link.

New Patient Survey - 2017/2018

Our Patient Survey results can be found here

Bank Holiday Closures

Please note Stanford Medical Centre and Islingword Road Surgery will be closed on the following bank holidays:

Tuesday, 25th December 2018 - Christmas Day
Wednesday, 26th December 2018 - Boxing Day
Tuesday, 1st January 2019 - New Year's Day

There will be no Doctors/Nurses or Reception staff available during this time.

In case of an emergency please call 0845 145 0121 up to 6.30pm – after 6.30pm please call 111

Half day closure - Wednesday, 6th February 2019

Please note Stanford Medical Centre and Islingword Road Surgery will be closed from 1pm on Wednesday, 6th February 2019 for Staff training.  There will be no Doctors/Nurses or Reception staff available during this time.

The surgery will re-open at 8am, Thursday, 7th February 2019.

In case of an emergency please call 0845 145 0121 up to 6.30pm - after 6.30pm please call 111

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Please click here to see our latest CQC Report.

eMED3 Fit Note Data and the DWP

Please note, we will soon be obliged by NHS Digital, to send anonymised data regarding the number of eMED3 fit notes issued to the Department for Work & Pension (DWP).
If you would like to opt out of this data collection please contact the surgery.

For up-to-date information on: Meningitis AWCY, MEN B and Shingles

For up to date information regarding the new schedules of Meningitis AWCY for school year 13:

For up to date information regarding MEN B for babies:

For up to date information regarding Shingles and who is eligible:

Anxiety and Depression

New course for students dealing with anxiety, at the university. Click here for more information.

Parking at Stanford Medical Centre 

We would like to inform you that a new camera controlled car park management system is being introduced at 175 Preston Road car park and will be effective from 1st December 2014

Please see the attached pdf here.

If you need to appeal your parking fine we can provide you with evidence that you were here at the surgery which you can attach to their online form which is available here or you can send this with your appeal in the post.

Please note there are bike racks near the entrance for you to use, if you can come by bike.

More appointments are now available on a week-end and late evenings

We are now offering pre-booked appointments between 8.00 - 2.00pm every weekend and 6.30 - 8.00pm weeknights. If these appointment times are more convenient, please let our reception team know and they can arrange for you to be seen by a doctor during these times.

If you need to cancel one of these appointments at short notice, or when we are closed, please call 07702335868 and leave a message.

This has been made possible through the EPiC project, now underway which is dedicated to improve access to primary healthcare services in Brighton and Hove. For more information regarding this project and how it may affect you, please visit

Statement of Intent - Patient Online: Records Access

This practice will be offering our patients the facility to view parts of their GP medical record online from 1st April 2016.
Patients will be able to view this information by logging onto an online account.  This will be the same online account which some patients already use to book appointments and order repeat medication.
If you are not yet registered to use our online services, Patient Access, please come into the practice with photo ID and an account will be created for you.
The practice would like to know what patients think about online services, please send your feedback to

Electronic Prescription Service

What is the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)?
EPS is an NHS funded service in England. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the healthcare professional you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
What does this mean for you?
If you currently collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be more time for your repeat
prescriptions to be prepared before you arrive.
For more information about EPS visit, or ask your pharmacy or talk to us.

Common Childhood Illnesses

Click here to see how to manage common childhood illnesses

University of Brighton students

If you are wanting to register with us, please click here for registration details.

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