Southbourne Surgery

Southbourne Surgery

337 Main Road, Southbourne, West Sussex, PO10 8JH

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Telephone: 01243 388740

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New Staff…New Phones…New Rooms (Possibly!)

Posted on July 7th, 2021

We are working hard to increase our capacity in several areas of the surgery…read on to find out more:

New Staff

Reception

We have recently appointed three new members of staff, Rosie, Lynn and Zoe, who have both joined our reception team. Rosie has been appointed as our Patient Services Manager and will be responsible for managing all aspects of reception. She will start in her new role on 19th July. Zoe has joined as a receptionist and you may well recognise her as she used to work in a local pharmacy. Lynn has been employed as a bank receptionist and will provide cover for those times when reception team members are on leave. We recently interviewed for a fourth new member of the reception team and are in the process of completing recruitment procedures

New GP

We recently appointed Dr Georgina Hughes to the post of a salaried GP. She is well known to the practice having been a trainee here and through her regular work as a locum. Dr Hughes will join the practice on 23rd July. We have advertised for another salaried GP and already have one applicant after only two days.

New Nurse

We will soon be advertising for an additional practice nurse to increase our nursing team capacity. We are looking for an experienced nurse who will be able to add to our capacity to treat minor illness as well as other aspects of our nursing service.

New Secretary

We are soon to begin the process of recruiting a medical secretary to increase our capacity in this area. Debbie, our current secretary, will be involved in the recruitment and selection process.

Other posts

We recently appointed a care co-ordinator. This is a new role in the NHS and the focus is on supporting care home and vulnerable patients. They will work with  Ed, our Paramedic Practitioner and will be part of our multi-disciplinary team working with local care homes.

New Phones

Our new telephone system will be installed on the weekend of the 18th/19th July and will go live on 22nd July. Staff are receiving training over the next few weeks. If you would like to know more about the system please have a look at this website  Surgery Connect Healthcare Phone System (x-on.co.uk)

New Rooms (Possibly!) 

We have been granted planning permission for our proposed surgery extension and are now in the first stage of bid writing to secure the funding to allow the project to go ahead. Further updates as things progress!

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Non Urgent Appts. 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls and all other enquiries after 12:00 midday
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Non Urgent Appts. 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls and all other enquiries after 12:00 midday
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Non Urgent Appts. 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls and all other enquiries after 12:00 midday
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Non Urgent Appts. 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls and all other enquiries after 12:00 midday
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Non Urgent Appts. 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls and all other enquiries after 12:00 midday
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED