Self-Referral & Referral Wait Times

Maternity Care

An appointment to see your doctor is not needed, however you can book in to speak to a GP if preferred.

Click here for more information about pregnancy, labour and birth.

Community Midwives

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:

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.

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, Brighton.

Telephone: (01273) 295623 Email:

Mental Health

Wellbeing Services

The aim of the team is to help you decide if a referral to the community mental health team would be appropriate.

Health in Mind is a free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. You can now refer yourself just visit the dedicated website - for more information


Telephone: 0300 00 30 130 Email:


Below is a series of pre-recorded webinars for parents and carers. The topics cover a range of difficulties that young people may be experiencing.  Experience of such difficulties does not always mean that your child needs to be referred to CAMHS.

Each workshop gives an overview of a specific difficulty and also some hints and tips on how young people can be supported.  There are also links to some resources that you may find helpful, either while you are waiting for CAMHS treatment, or as an alternative to CAMHS.

Workshops for parents and carers :: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (

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Musculoskeletal Conditions - MSK

MSK assist is a free-of-charge service that offers patients access to helpful advice, exercises and tools to best manage a range of common Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

Visit the website by clicking this link MSK

Then follow the 3 stage journey to access useful advice:

  • Visit the body chart page to find the affected area
  • Select a condition
  • Enter your email address for instructions on how to get advice via the free MSK assist app

Muscle & Joint Pain- First Contact Physiotherapists

The Role of First Contact physiotherapists (FCP's) in primary care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and support patients to decide on the most appropriate management pathway. You do not need to see your GP first as the FCPs are expert in the assessment of these conditions and are able to request investigations such as xrays and blood tests if it is required. FCP's are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. They may also be known as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) or MSK practitioners.

Contact our Practice on 01273 555999 to book a Face-to-Face or Telephone Consultation

Physiotherapy Services- Sussex MSK Partnership

You can now self-refer to physiotherapy services through Sussex MSK Partnership.  These links are only for treatment not any X-ray or scans that you may require.  You will need to contact the Practice for these. 

If you would like to self-refer please click the following link:

Click here,, for further information on the physiotherapy service and advice on common musculoskeletal conditions (such as tennis elbow or low back pain)

Termination of Pregnancy 

MSI are the provider of this service in Brighton and Hove You do not need a GP referral to access the TOP service

To self-refer, patients can call us 24/7 on 0345 300 8090 and they can offer same-day appointments and treatment

We have a free webchat service which patients  can use to speak to one of our team quickly and confidentially. Our website has lots of useful information for patients, including video explainers and articles:

Location in Brighton is:

MSI UK Brighton District Treatment Centre (offering early medical abortion and surgical abortion), Ground Floor,175 Preston Road,Brighton,BN1 6AG


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Waiting Times 

Supporting people on waitlists – My Planned Care public platform now live

We know that people waiting for elective care want to feel adequately informed and supported during this time. In response, and as part of the Elective Recovery Plan, we have recently launched the first phase of the My Planned Care Patient Digital Platform. Please select the link to find out the current wait time of the department you've ben referred to.

Hospital Appointments

How to check your hospital appointment

Please contact the hospital to find out when you will be seen by the specialist. The numbers to call are:

For Orthopaedics (MSK), Podiatry, Pain Management, Rheumatology 0300 303 8063

For Diabetes 0300 303 8066

For Wellbeing 0300 002 0060

For Radiology/Imaging 01273 523040

For all other hospital appointments call The Outpatient Booking Centre 0300 303 8360

How to get more help

The hospital has a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) who can help you. Royal Sussex County Hospital PALS: 01273 664683 or 664973 Email: