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When We Are Closed

closed_signFor non-urgent medical assistance outside our normal surgery hours, please call the NHS 111.  Just dial from any landline or mobile phone 111. 

If your need is non-urgent and you are able to wait till the Practice is next open, an early morning phone triage is available.  The telephone lines are open at 8am to speak to a Doctor who will be available for advice.  Please note that if you need an appointment you can phone to make an appointment from 8.30am.

Eastbourne Walk In Clinic

Based at the Eastbourne Train Station from 8am - 8pm, seven days a week.  This is available to all patient's from any surgery in the area.  You do not have to be registered with them to use this service, tel 01323 726650.  However, as a patient at Seaside Medical Centre, if open, we would always encourage you to make contact with us to see if we can assist you first.

NHS Choices (www.nhschoices.co.uk)

You can find answers to any ailments from common colds to cancers on the A-Z health encyclopaedia on this site.  Our practice website www.seasidemedicalcentre.co.uk also has many useful links as well as information on all the services we offer including on-line appointment bookings.

NHS 111

 NHS 111 available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  It is a service to replace the out of hours service and NHS Direct that has previously been in place.  The service is handled by a team of highly trained call advisers, supported by experienced clinicians.  

NHS 111 can also help patients who require health information or reassurance regarding any health matter.  NHS 111 can direct patients to the service that is best able to meet the needs taking into account location, time of day and the availability of local services. 

The aim of NHS 111 is to make it easier for patients to access healthcare services when they need medical help fast, and when it's not a life threatening situation.

Sussex Mental Healthline (support and information)

Monday to Friday 5pm - 9am and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays.

Samaritans

Call 08457 90 90 90

Care Services, Adult Social Care Direct

Out of hours emergencies (Mon - Fri, 5pm to 8.30am, weekends and bank holidays).

Emergency Contraception

Call NHS 1-1-1 (no.above) or for advice, contact a family planning clinic, minor injury unit, pharmacy or GP.

Ambulance

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains, heavy bleeding and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 
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