Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme

Across Sussex the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months. 

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. We have been offering more than 80,000 appointments a week and in the last two weeks we have increased the number of available appointments by more than 10,000 a week. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December. 

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days. 

All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with <insert name of the GP practice>, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

See more about the vaccination programme in Sussex, including the vaccination services: COVID-19 vaccinations - Sussex Health & Care Partnership (


The GP’s at The Haven seek to encourage every eligible patient to have their free flu jab this year. Perhaps you are delaying booking an appointment until more is known about the Covid-19 booster programme, or you are hesitant because there were very few cases of flu last year and you feel fit and well at the moment? You may be waiting for more information from the government or from other reputable sources? In any case, our sincere advice to our patients ,is that you should pre-book your flu vaccination appointment as soon as possible.

Our receptionists are waiting to hear from you.

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The NHS App and the NHS COVID-19 app are two different apps.

The NHS App lets you share your COVID-19 status, order repeat prescriptions and a range of NHS services.

The NHS COVID-19 app is a contact tracing app, which also lets you check in to places like bars and restaurants

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Any patients who are seen in the Practice now need to wear a face covering or mask if asked to attend an appointment. 

We are now offering  Video Consultations as well as Telephone Consultations to our patients.  When your appointment is booked we will send simple instructions on how to use.  Please refer to our Online Services tab with step by step instructions.

As We Come Out of Lockdown:

For any new Patients that wish to register we are encouraging you to download the forms, complete and submit online.  A signed, scanned application or picture of a signed application emailed to the practice is acceptable.   If this is not possible, you may print and complete manually and post through the Practice mailbox where we will process your Registration without Identity Checks.  If you are unable to complete the form yourself then please contact us and we will be happy to do this on your behalf.  If you do not have access to a printer please call the Practice and express your interest to register and we will then prepare the forms for you to collect. 

New Patient Registration

We are proud to be part of the Safe Surgery Initiative Safe Surgery

We welcome new Patients from within our catchment area and are happy to register you. It’s free to register.  Please refer to the map in our booklet or use the catchment tool here to check practice area

If you would like to register with us, you can either come into Reception to collect a Registration form and GMS1 form or you can download these documents from our Website or we can email them to you. 


When downloading, ensure you are completing the correct Registration Form as this is according to age Groups.  All new Patients must complete the GMS1 form which is included in each Registration Pack. Please detail as much information as possible and all details on the GMS1 form need to be completed before we can register you. 


You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS Number but it might help for one of the following reasons:

  • To confirm you live in our catchment area
  • To confirm we are registering the correct person
  • To check the Health Authority have the correct information
  • To prevent fraud (to stop people registering with many practices)

However if you do not have any ID we will accept your registration, it might help if you have one or more of the following:       

Photo Identification:

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • HC2 Certificate
  • ID card for European Countries
  • Rough Sleepers’ Identity Badge
  • Hostel or Accommodation Registration or mail forwarding letter

If you are homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend’s address, a day centre or the GP Surgery address.


All Patients are registered with a named GP: Dr Larissa Tate.  You will be able to make an appointment with any Doctor of your choice.


Once you have registered with the Practice, we will offer you a New Patient Health check with the Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.


We offer our new Patients the facility to book all appointments online with our Doctors’, Nurses’ and Healthcare Assistant using our online services.  You can register for this service when you join the Practice.  These forms are included in our Registration Packs and are Patient Access forms.

You will need to download and print, or save> edit> email us the New Patient Pack for each person wishing to register and ensure that you have the correct age range.  To assist you we have included the  GMS1 form (Family Doctors Services Registration) in the Packs.

2021 Registration Pack for Adults

2021 Registration Pack for 11-16 years

2021 Registration Pack for 5-10 years

2021 Registration Pack for Under 5's

For children under the age of 5 years, we will need you to complete a Health Form for our Health Visitors which you can download and print by clicking on the link above.

When you have registered with the Practice, we will offer you a New Patient Health check with the Nurse.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

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