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Notice to Patients

This is a gentle reminder to be kind to our practice team. We too are stressed and uncertain about the weeks and months ahead. We do understand that everyone's anxiety and worry manifests itself in different ways but we will not tolerate any aggression, anger or abuse and it is unfortunate that we have seen an increase in this kind of behaviour from some of our patients. We are doing the best we can in incredibly challenging circumstances. We remain committed to our patients and doing the best we can.

Cockcroft Surgery is now closed for the summer

From September 2022 the Cockcroft Surgery will be open to all University of Brighton students. The medical centre is located on the ground floor of the Cockcroft building

In order to register with us, you will need to complete a registration form and show us your student ID card. If you are an international student or have never registered with NHS England before, you will also need to fill in a GMS1 form. All registration forms can be found at our reception desk or on our website. Please click here for our guide on completing your forms

If you had your childhood immunisations outside of the UK, you will need to send us proof of these by emailing this to us on If you haven't had all of your immunisations, you can make an appointment with the nurse to have these. Information can be found here

If you require any assistance, please don't hesitate to ask at reception


Building Work - Limited Parking

Stanford Medical Centre will be undergoing some building work. Unfortunately, this means there will be limited parking at the surgery. If you will be attending the practice, please leave plenty of time to find a parking space ahead of your appointment. This may mean parking off site or finding alternate ways of getting here.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Your Data Matters To Us

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning. You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else, such as your children under the age of 13. NHS Digital will never sell your data. There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It's only shared securely and safely. Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research


If you're happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning you do not need to do anything 


Any choice you make will not impact your individual care. Please click here to find out more and opt out if you wish to do so


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Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people - Please click here for the latest Government advice.


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Face Coverings

Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or covering prior to entering the building. Following NHS England guidelines, we are still requesting that patients wear face coverings when visiting a healthcare setting - however this now no longer mandatory.


Green Impact

This practice is delighted to be signed up to the Green Impact for Health toolkit and is actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. 

The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and healthcare in the UK contributed to 5.4% of the UK's carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of our current population without compromising the health of future generations and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet.

Fortunately, most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better - for example eating mainly a plant based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking and reducing pollution all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare. 

Click here for more info

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