NHS Services & Clinics

Our NHS Services & Clinics

Below is a list of the NHS clinics and services available at Steyning Medical Practice & Upper Beeding Surgery.

Service / Clinic Details
Audiology

Action for Deafness holds clinics 3 times a week for over 65s with hearing difficulties. Please obtain a referral from your GP.

Blood Tests

Blood tests are undertaken each weekday morning. These appointments are pre-bookable.

Steyning Medical Practice: Monday to Friday before 11.00am.
Upper Beeding: Friday mornings.

Cardiac Clinic

Our cardiac nurse has specialist training in coronary heart disease, secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation. The clinics are held on Wednesday & Friday mornings by appointment. Please phone 01903 843400 between 8.30am and 5.00pm to book an appointment.

Child Immunisation Clinic

Carried out each Tuesday afternoon at Steyning Medical Practice on an appointment only basis. Immunisations are offered against a number of potentially dangerous illnesses - measles, mumps, German masles, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus, polio and tuberculosis.

- See recommended Immunisation schedule

Clinical Waste / Sharps Bin Collection

The Medical Centre does not accept clinical waste or sharps from patients' own home use. However, the District Council provide a free weekly collection service for bandages, incontinence pads, needles / sharps and stoma bags. For further information, please visit Medisort. You will be required to fill out the following form.

To set up a clinical waste collection, please contact Medisort (01903 719646 / Email: ask@medisort.co.uk)

Counselling

A counsellor is based at the Medical Practice for patients undergoing emotional or mental difficulties. She can be seen via referral from your GP. You can also self-refer to Time to Talk.

Diabetes Clinic

We two nurses, Christine Syred and Nicola Ward, who have specialist training in treating diabetes. Their clinics are held at Steyning Medical Practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment. Please ring 01903 843400 to book.

Dietician

A Dietician is available at the Medical Practice once a month to advise on healthy eating. Please ask your GP for a referral.

District Nurses

Enquiries about nursing advice and care should be made direct to the district nurse team on 01903 258970 between 9.00am and 4.30pm

Family Planning/HRT/Smears

We have a family planning nurse, Mandy Shields, who specialises in dealing with womens' health issues. She is available for family planning advice and can also carry out cervical smears and breast examinations. Clinics are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and all day Thursday. Please call 01903 843400 to book an appointment.

Cervical smears are advised every 3-5 years depending on age.

Health Visitors

Health visitors attend the practice for well baby clinics, developmental reviews and the Early Parenting Programme. You can contact them on 01273 696011 ext. 1555, 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Midwives

Midwives from Worthing Hospital hold two clinics a week. A clinic is held at Steyning Medical Practice on Mondays Thursdays. Please call the 01903 843400 to book an appointment for either clinic.

Minor Surgery

Your GP can carry out a number of small 'surgical' procedures for you such as removal of warts and skin tags. Liquid nitrogen is available on a Monday and Friday afternoon.

Podiatry

The NHS podiatry service at Steyning Medical Practice provides a comprehensive range of foot health services to the general population based on medical need, the level of risk associated with the foot problem or associated medical conditions. Assessment and treatment are provided for eligible patients including those at high risk or with diabetes.

This service can be accessed through a referral from your GP or via the self-referral system (application forms available at the Health Centre reception). Please phone the podiatry service directly on 01273 466064 between 9.15-12.00 and 14.00-16.00, Monday to Friday.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is available at the Medical Practice for a range of injuries and mobility problems by referral from your GP. You can also self-refer.

Social Workers

Patients have access to social workers. Should you need to see one, you can arrange an appointment to be held at either of our surgeries or in your own home. The contact number is 01243 642555.

Speech Therapy

A speech therapist is available at Steyning Medical Practice once a week. Please contact your doctor or health visitor for a referral if you feel you or your children could benefit from this service.

Stop Smoking Clinic

Free help is available if you want to quit from qualified NHS stop smoking advisors .Please call 01903 843400 for more details.

Travel Clinics

Holiday/travel vaccinations are available at our travel clinic held on Thursday afternoons between 3.00pm and 6.00pm. The nurses who staff these can also give you advice on which vaccines you need. Ensure you have an appointment booked at least 2 months before your date of travel to ensure vaccines have time enough to work. Unfortunately a charge has to be made for some of these travel vaccinations.

Please click here to download a Travel Form, which should be returned to reception prior booking your appointment.

Treatment Room Nurses

The treatment room is staffed by experienced nurses who provide back-up for the practice in terms of venepuncture (taking blood samples), test procedures, administering injections and general advice.

Well Baby Clinic

The 'well baby clinic' is every Tuesday at Steyning Medical Practice from 9.30am -10.45am. These clinics are run by members of the health visiting team and no appointment is required.

Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are available for 'at risk' patients in October and November. Please ring the Health Centre to find out flu clinic times and dates. Find out more about the importance of flu vaccination

Tetanus vaccination is very important and we recommend a booster injection every 10 years.

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