DR LARISSA TATE
MB BS (London), DRC0G, MRCGP
DR ALEXANDRA TATE
MB BS, DFSRH, MRCGP
DR GUY BIDWELL
MB BS (London), BSc MB BS , MBChB (Manchester), DRCOG, MRCGP, DCH
First Contact Practitioner
Our First Contact Practitioner specialises in Musculoskeletal conditions. She has expert skills in diagnosing any muscle, bone, or nerve problem. She will be able to advice you with exercise, activity, and support you with working out what it is that is going to make the biggest difference in returning you to what you want to be able to do.
She is also able to refer you onwards to other Services for support or Specialist advice if needed inc. blood tests and X-rays is necessary.
Mental Health Practitioner
Our Mental Health Practitioner delivers assessments, 1-1 short-term interventions, and emotional support for individuals with mental health difficulties.
Our Pharmacy Team are here to assist with any medication queries or alterations. Our team includes Karishma, our Clinical Pharmacist, who specialises in medication reviews, oral anticoagulation reviews, cholesterol/statin discussions, hypertension management, pill checks, HRT reviews, and general medication queries. Our other team member is Sarah our Pharmacy Technician.
The Practice Management team is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the Practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. They supports the Clinical Team with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance our Patient care.
Our receptionists provide an important link for patients with the Practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and can signpost you to the right services or help for your health issue or query. Please note they are not medically trained but will do their best to help you.
Receptionists make most of our patient appointments for both our Practice and our Improving Access Service. They also perform many other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions, referrals and letters on your behalf.
We are very proud of our Team and value you greatly.
Before you contact the Community Midwives that are linked to our Practice you will need to Register online please follow this link to do so: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/maternity/your-pregnancy/
The Midwives are based at Hollingdean Children's Centre Brentwood Road, Brighton. Maternity services are usually shared between your Doctor and the Community Midwife. You can do a home test or several of the local Pharmacies can do the test for you.
If you are Pregnant then make an appointment to see your Doctor. This early appointment gives you an opportunity to discuss your hopes and fears and to plan the care you would like to receive. The Community Midwives are happy to support most women who would like a home birth. Your first antenatal appointment is usually at 8 weeks gestation.
Clinics are held at the Hollingdean Children’s Centre, Brentwood Road Brighton.
Telephone: (01273) 295623.
Tel 01273 552148 Monday to Friday
Tel 01273 693600 Weekends and Bank Holidays
District Nurses can be contacted on the above numbers.
Their role is to visit patients confined to their homes and in need of nursing care. They are based at Moulsecoombe Clinic, Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoombe, Brighton.
Tel 01273 666474
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Mental Health Team
The Community Mental Health Team can be contacted on the following numbers:
Sussex Mental Health Line 0300 5000 101
Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service 03000020060 (if you have a referral in place).
Their role involves treating and helping those suffering from a psychiatric condition or disorder. These problems can be longstanding. In other cases, for instance depression, they may be more temporary and possibly related to life events and circumstances. The aim of the team is to help you decide if a referral to the community mental health team would be appropriate.