Welcome to Carden & New Larchwood Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Message to patients – Warmdene and Carden Surgeries – Covid-19
Friday 14 February
Patients of Carden Surgery should be reassured that they are not at risk of Covid-19 (previously known as Coronavirus).
Both practices, who share the same building at County Oak Medical Centre, were cleaned as a precaution earlier this week on the advice of Public Health England.
No patients attending the practices have had contact with any confirmed cases of Covid-19 and should be reassured that the surgeries are a safe environment. The practices are now open as usual and there is no risk to patients.
Following the announcement that five cases of the confirmed Covid-19 were from the Brighton and Hove area, Public Health England (PHE) has carried out a thorough risk assessment and has traced the movements of the individuals.
PHE have contacted people who might have had close and sustained contact with the individuals as a precaution to provide them with health advice about any symptoms in case they become unwell. These individuals have been advised to “self-isolate”. This means they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people as a precaution. It does not mean they are ill and people who have had contact with these individuals do not need to take action.
As of Friday 14 February, there have been no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 across Brighton and Hove and this position is expected to continue over the weekend. People living across Brighton and Hove who have not been contacted by PHE should go about their daily routine as usual.
There is comprehensive advice available at www.gov.uk/coronavirus for anyone who is concerned or wants to know more.
NHS services are open as usual across Brighton and Hove and measures are in place to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
On advice from the Chief Medical Officer, the risk has been declared as "moderate" - a level which allows government to plan for all eventualities but that ultimately, that the risk to individuals remains "low".
Everyone is being reminded to follow PHE advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from PHE at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please see attached guidance from Public Health in regards to the recent closure.Statement for Patients
A new infection has been detected in Wuhan, China
If you have been to Wuhan, China, in the last 14 days and develop ANY of these symptoms, please contact a healthcare professional.
- Runny Nose
- Sore Throat
- Difficulty Breathing
Please stay indoors and avoid contact with others where possible. Ring 111 or call your GP and tell them that you have travelled to Wuhan, for free advice and treatment.
Withdrawl of Fax Services
Carden & New Larchwood Surgery will cease to use a fax machine with effect from 1st April 2020. This is to enhance data security and also to support the NHS Paper Switch-Off programme (PSO). Any queries regarding this statement are to be directed to Kate Waller, Practice Manager
We are pleased to announce as a patient at Carden & New Larchwood Surgery you are able to pre book appointments with a GP or Nurse in the evening and weekend at Practice Plus, Brighton Station. If you require an appointment in the evenings or at the weekend please call 0300 130 3333 who will be able to assist you.
We would really appreciate your feedback of our surgery. Please follow the link below
We do listen to all of your feedback. Some of the changes that we have made to the surgery following feedback from patients are:
- Patient TV Screen for reception
- New Chairs for the reception area
- When calling you our phone number is no longer withheld
- Hedges have been trimmed to enable better visibility in the car park
- Room numbers have been simplified now 1-7
- Water cooler for reception is coming soon
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Carden Surgery's Participation Group Needs You
A PPG is here to support your ides about improvements in your surgery and the local community. If you would like to join or have any ideas please follow the link on the right hand side of the website under patient group.
We have now had our CQC report published, we were rated as good in all categories. Please follow the link below to see the full report.
CQC Report Carden Surgery
Individual GP Level Data Collection
The Department of Health has directed NHS Digital to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and general practices with clinical information on the care provision for their patients. This supports an objective "to improve out-of-hospital care" as set out in the government's NHS mandate for 2017-18. NHS Digital will collect clinical data for a given set of metrics at the individual GP level and then report this information back to GPs and general practices only. please follow the link below for further information.
Individual GP Level Data
(Site updated 20/02/2020)