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NHS Services

Please note: We are not permitted to treat conditions that should be seen by a dentist.  We cannot for example, treat a dental absyss - we are contractually not allowed.


Family Planning

Please book an appointment or telephone appointment with Debra Batchelor if you would like to have some advice regarding choosing the right family planning method for you.

Please note:

Appointments for advice can be made during regular surgery hours including Monday evenings.

Appointments for the fitting of an inter-uterine device (coil), cap or Implanon need to be arranged with one of our specially trained GPs. (Debra can help advise you).


Minor Surgery

We have facilities to carry out minor operations.

For example, we are able to provide certain joint injections, toe-nail problems and cryotherapy (freezing) for warts etc.


Stopping Smoking

If you would like help with stopping smoking, please talk with one of our GPs.

We have specially trained Smoking Cessation Advisers available at the surgery.

If you are committed to attending 6 appointments, ask one of our GPs to direct you to this service. This service is often also available on Monday evenings.

Other help is also available from:  

Quitters helpline 01243 815505

NHS helpline 0800 1690169

Website: www.givingupsmoking.co.uk


Understand Your Referrals

If a GP or another member of our health care team believes you need hospital treatment or specialist care elsewhere, they will discuss your referral with you and where possible offer a choice of where you may like to go.

If the information is available then we will indicate the expected wait times.

If you are unable to attend a Hospital appointment please let them know in advance so that they can rebook your appointment. If you no longer wish to attend, please also let them know.

In certain situations it is important that you are assessed within 2 weeks. The doctor will let you know this and it will be very important that you keep the appointment that you are given.

If you have any questions about the wait time for your appointment or you do not receive an appointment from the service you have been referred to, in the first instance you can contact:

Western Sussex Hospital Trust Appointment Call Centre on 01273 446067 for appointments at St Richards, Worthing or Southlands Hospitals

or

The West Sussex Coastal Musculoskeletal Assessment Treatment Team (MATT) based in Bognor on 01243 623601.


Cryotherapy (Freezing Treatment)

A decision has been made by the GP Partners at Ball Tree that we will no longer be treating Warts and Verrucae using Cryotherapy.  This is because there is extensive research into the evidence of the effectiveness of Cryotherapy on Warts and Verrucae that found that freezing treatment is no better than home remedies

Please do not contact us regarding warts and verrucae, if you have any questions, please talk with your local pharmacist.  We are following the guidelines set by NICE – National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Advice to treat warts and verrucae.

- The following home treatments are as effective…
- Rub the Wart / Verruca with a Pumice Stone daily
- Warts on the back of the hand – Bazuka Gel
- Warts on fingers and Verruca – Bazuka Extra strength Gel
- Stubborn Verrucae – if the above have not worked – only then can we create a prescription for clinical strength Salicylic Gel

These treatments must be used every day to be effective



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