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.

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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.

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.


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.

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Community Nurses

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.

Health Visitors

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.

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We have a counsellor attached to this practice you will need a doctor to refer you.


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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.

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