Please note, we will ask visitors to both Wadhurst and Ticehurst Surgeries to continue wearing face coverings to protect our Staff and Patients until further notice.
We would ask that you remain patient with our staff during this time. With cases rising again, there are instances where staff members are needing to work remotely at short notice due to school bubble closures or if they have been identified as an isolation contact.
Data Opt-outs 03.06.21
You may have seen recent media coverage surrounding your data and sharing preferences, please find more information below.
For common Mythbusters and advice, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
Please note we cannot accept completed forms from Parents of children over 13 years old. The child themselves must complete any forms in this instance.
1. Data Opt-outs
Type 1 Opt-Out – Medical records held at your GP Practice
If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside the practice, for purposes beyond your direct care, you can register a ‘Type 1 Opt-Out’. This prevents your personal confidential information from being used other than in particular circumstances required by law, such as a public health emergency like an outbreak of a pandemic disease.
Please complete the form below if you wish to lodge a Type 1 Opt-out
Type 1 Data Opt Out Form
National Data Opt-Out (Formerly Type 2 Opt-out) – Information Held by NHS Digital
If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can opt out of this. If you do opt out, there are some specific situations where your data may still be used. Data that does not identify you may still also be used. Your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care. Any preference you set using this service will not change this.
Please see information below, this type of Opt-out needs to be lodged directly with NHS Digital. We cannot lodge Type 2 opt-outs at the Surgery.
If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent under The National Data opt-out listed above please visit the ‘Your NHS Data Matters’ website for further details (www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters) or telephone: 0300 303 5678 where you can find out more about data sharing and set a National Data Opt-out.
There is now a phone number that patients can call if they have enquiries regarding the Covid Vaccination Programme which is 0800 433 4545 which is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
You can also visit the following link which provides answers to frequently asked questions.
You can also email your queries to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
View your COVID Vaccination status - https://covid-status.service.nhsx.nhs.uk/
Birth Registration Process
In light of parts of East Sussex being put into Tier 4 restrictions yesterday (20 December) and the need for us to be ready to meet the challenge of any possible increase in deaths in the coming weeks, we have had to temporarily withdraw birth registration appointments at the current time.
Online Patient Services - We have online patient services via the Patient Access system for: Repeat Prescriptions, Appointment Booking and Patient Records
Please click on the link on the right hand side bar for further information
Repeat Prescription Telephone Ordering Service
We are now offering a new telephone prescription ordering service in conjunction with the CCG Medicines Management team, to order your repeat prescription over the telephone please contact 0808 1647678 Mon-Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm.
Please note this ordering service can be used for repeat medication only.
Text Messaging Service – We now offer a text messaging appointment reminder service. There is also the ability for you to cancel your appointment via text message. Look out for the prompts within your reminders. We hope that this service will not only help patients but it will also reduce non-attenders and free up more appointments.Please ensure we have your up to date mobile telephone number on record.
We love to hear feedback from you – Please do click the Friends and Family test link on the right handside to leave feedback. We will also be introducing the ability to answer a short questionnaire about our service via text message soon.
Please ensure we have your current email address and mobile number on record.
Communication with our Patients - Please let us know if you:Need information in a large print, easy read format or in braille
Need a British Sign Language/Sign Language or Foreign Language interpreter or Advocate during your appointments.
Please let us know if we can support you to lip-read or use a hearing aid or communication tool.
Please advise the Receptionist if you need information in a different format or communication support.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU Regulation which became directly applicable in the UK on 25 May 2018. Please refer to our Privacy Note tab at the bottom of this page for more information on how we handle your data.
(Site updated 21/07/2021)