The PRINCIPLE Trial
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments for COVID-19 for older people. We want to find medicines that can help people with COVID-19 symptoms get better quickly and stop them needing to go to hospital. The trial is recruiting participants through this website and also through GP practices across the UK.
PRINICPLE Patient recruitment Poster
Online appointment booking
Following guidance from NHS England we have changed the type of appointment available for online booking. The only appointments available to book online are telephone triage slots. The doctor will phone the patient around the appointment time and do a consultation over the telephone. A follow-up face to face appointment can then be booked if required. We are taking this action to minimise the coronavirus infection risk. Patients will still be able to book a face to face appointment by phoning our reception team. We apologise for any inconvenience this action may cause and will update patients regularly with any further changes – thank you.
Dr Fooks is retiring from Pulborough Medical Group on Wednesday 11th March 2020. We have a farewell book at reception; If you would like to leave a message for him, please ask the receptionists. Thank you.
2019 Influenza Vaccination Programme
This seasons Influenza Vaccination programme is due to start shortly. Similar to last year, there are two different types of vaccinations that are being given to our patients;
For patients under the age of 65 who are more likely to develop a potentially serious health condition if they catch the flu virus, we invite you to telephone the practice on 01798 872815 option 2 to book your one-to-one nurse appointment to receive your vaccination. These appointments will be available from week commencing 14th October until the early part of next year.
For our patients in the 65 or over age group, we will be running six walk in clinics on the ground floor of the Practice on the following dates, commencing at 2pm and finishing at 5pm;
Tuesday 1st October
Thursday 3rd October
Tuesday 8th October
Thursday 10th October – late night to 6pm
Tuesday 15th October
Thursday 17th October
There will be one late night on Thursday 10th October when the clinics will run to 6pm.
We look forward to seeing you.
Practice Training dates
In order to improve the service we provide for you - our patients - we will be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th June for training for training. (*this excludes flu clinic staff who will remain on site).
There is still an urgent service available should you need to access healthcare during the afternoon and if you do need NHS help during this time please call 0300 5555 252.
We have taken extra steps to make sure we can see as many patients as possible during the morning on this date and we will be open again as normal first thing the following mornings.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that you can understand the importance of this activity, which will ensure we are able to provide you with the most up-to-date and best possible health services.
Please remember A&E is only for patients requiring accident and emergency care, for serious and life threatening conditions. Please use the number above if you have concerns about your health on this afternoon and only use A&E in an emergency.
Private Microsuction Clinic for ear wax removal
Gatwick Audiology will be holding a clinic at PMG every alternate Friday. The rates are £50 for one ear and £80 for both ears. To make a booking please contact them direct and ask for Hazel Spring. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0333 011 7717
From time to time patients will present to us, most usually with either dental pain of dental related infection. The General Medical Council (GMC) and British Medical Association (BMA) guidance is very clear, as follows;
“GPs should not attempt to manage a condition requiring dental skills unless they have the appropriate training and expertise. Both the civil courts and the GMC require doctors to have appropriate skills for any treatment they offer.” It goes on to advise that the treatment of dental problems is not the responsibility of GPs and that the patient should be advised to contact local urgent or emergency dental services, or in severe circumstances the nearest accident and emergency department.
Further information regarding this advice can be found on the following link;
Nuisance Phone Calls Important Information - Read more here
We have been made aware of nuisance phone calls from a person/company saying they are from Pulborough Medical Group and asking for patients medication details. The telephone number starts with 01797. Please be vigilant and do not give details out, ESPECIALLY your debit or credit card details, as these calls are fake.