Update on global shortage of blood tests equipment – what it means for patients
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your Clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Face masks are still required in the NHS.
After 19th July 2021:
NHS staff will continue to wear theirs to protect you.
Please wear yours to protect them.
You must wear a face mask to keep your nose and mouth covered at all times while in the surgery, unless exempt
Important Patient Information 27/07/2020
A message for our patients,
We hope you are staying healthy and safe.
In the challenging times of pandemic crisis, we reviewed how to deliver a safe and high quality care to our patients. We came to a decision of cancelling our walk in clinics Monday - Friday to keep our patients safe.
It involves a risk to people in waiting room. In order to protect patients’ safety, all appointments will be triaged first on phone. Face to Face appointment will be given in view of the clinical need.
In rare occasions where patients have no mobile phones or internet access, please let us know so we can arrange a mutual way to address this.
Wishing you safe and good health.
Priory Road Surgery
Important Patient Information
We are operating a locked door policy in view to protect our patients and staff from coronavirus outbreak.
If you need to speak to someone, please give us a call.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in the following ways,
1. Drop prescriptions at the surgery through letter box
2. Ask your chemist
3. Request online
4. Call surgery on phone (we are accepting phone call request until 30th September 2020)
Our patients are requested to choose a chemist for collecting the prescriptions.
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This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, and some general information about how our practice operates.
Priory Road Surgery,
83 Priory Road,
We are a single handed Practice. Our team includes one GP and one nurse, as well as our practice manager and reception staff.
At Priory Road Surgery we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence.
Priory Road Surgery is a long established medical practice that is committed to preserve and enhance its good reputation for being a caring and innovative practice.
The reasons we are here, are
- To achieve excellence on healthcare for all
- To treat our patients with respect and courtesy at all times
- To provide our patients advice and treatment in a timely manner
- Putting the patients at the heart of everything we do
- To act as our patients’ advocate and guide through health and social services
- To maintain confidentiality in what we discuss and the records we keep on their behalf
- To remain up to date with development in healthcare by continued learning.
- Treating all patients fairly and without Discrimination or prejudice
- Being polite, considerate and honest at all times
- Promoting openness and transparency
- Promoting a shared decision making between patients & carers
- To act ethically and with honest and integrity at all times.
Our vision for the future
At Priory Road Surgery, we believe in always looking forward.
Our vision is,
- To achieve highest standards of care
- To move towards most cost - effective, integrated and resilient system of care
- To continually promote healthy lifestyles and behaviours
- To work towards more co-ordination, collaboration across boundaries with less fragmentation of health care.
- To work towards working in federated organisations with inter-connected clusters of practices and other care providers.
Patients With Particular Needs
There is a ramp leading in to the main entrance of the building.
Please ring the bell at the left hand side of the inside porch door (not the main outside door) so we can come to open the door.
All consulting rooms are easily accessible by wheelchair.
We have toilet facilities suitable for disabled patients.
We can arrange interpretation and translation services for patients who do not speak English. Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.
Your Local CCG
Hastings and Rother CCG are responsible for ensuring you get all the services you need. For details of all primary care services in the area contact-: Hastings and Rother CCG HQ at:
Tel: 01424 735600