Tel: 01903 234844 Prescription Requests: 01903 282803
Fax: 01903 231734
23 Shelley Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 4BS (map)
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we could do better. Please tell any member of the team, send us a
message or email - we listen carefully and reflect on all comments.
Book and cancel appointments, order and track repeat
prescriptions and update your personal details - all online.
You can even book your flu jab online.
Welcome to Worthing Medical Group
**IMPORTANT NEWS FROM WORTHING MEDICAL GROUP**
patients to manage their prescriptions easily and quickly
after they have seen one of our clinicians. We work closely
with the pharmacy but also can send repeat prescriptions to
a range of other local community pharmacies on your behalf.
online medical information.
Let us know how we are doing
A prescription requested now (Thursday, 11 Feb at 21:01)
should be ready to collect from Shelley Community Pharmacy:
after 9 am on Tuesday, 16 Feb
Please allow one extra working day for other pharmacies.
On the 31st December Worthing Medical Group merged with a neighbouring GP practice - Heene Road Surgery. We are now one large practice, operating over 2 seperate sites and caring for around 20,000 patients.
Worthing Medical Group have been working closely with Heene Road since September 2015 after being asked to help when they started to experience significant recruitment problems.
Heene Road Surgery had two doctors leave in the space of a few months, leaving just one doctor to provide care for around 6,000 patients with only a small nursing team to help.
As a result of our help, we are very happy to say that the practice is once again secure and has been able to re-open to existing and new patients. However, it is very difficult to run two practices completely seperately in times of reducing NHS budgets and such difficulty in recruiting new clinical staff. Therefore, after consulting with both Patient Groups, we decided to merge our two practices,
Some patients may ask why we took this step when our practice has also been struggling with appointment waiting times and recruitment. We felt that had we not helped, Heene Road would have closed down and the 6,000 patients would have been left to register at other practices. As a neighbouring practice we would have expected around 2,000 - 3,000 of these patients in a short timeframe, putting us at significant risk.
The two practices will continue to run as normal throughout January. Patients of Worthing Medical Group will continue to access services and receive all care as before. However, we plan to fully merge in February, when changes to our services will be introduced as we fully integrate with Heene Road.
To view a copy of the letter and FAQs that all patients are about to receive from the practice, with more details regarding the changes taking place at Worthing Medical Group please click here...