Non-urgent advice: We are Zero Tolerance
Dealing with people who are abusive or aggressive towards our staff and our patients, takes us away from caring for you. We will investigate any incidents that are reported to us, this could result in action being taken by the police.
We have the right to refuse treatment and take further action against anyone who threatens the safety of our staff and our patients.
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Trans, Non-Binary or Intersex (TNBI)
We have a new service that involves inviting people who identify as trans, non-binary or intersex (TNBI) for an annual holistic review. This includes physical, mental and sexual health. We will also talk about cancer and other screenings.
This has been started to help tackle health inequalities in the TNBI community and to try to break down barriers in accessing healthcare. Some may feel it is not necessary for them to have this review but for others it may be welcome.
We realise that using the term TNBI may not fit with how you identify, and we apologise if that is the case.
The appointment can be face-to-face, phone or video call. Face to face is ideal so that we can check your height, weight, blood pressure and pulse. However, if you would prefer you can check these things in reception in advance and then have a phone or video consultation. The appointments are 40 minutes long.
Hospital appointment waiting times
We have been informed that there is currently a long waiting list for outpatient appointments
If your GP has referred you for a hospital outpatients appointment and you have not received your appointment information within 18 weeks from the date you were referred, please contact BSUH Outpatients on 0300 303 8360.
Referrals can often take weeks/months for triage from submission due to current extensive demand for services. Until referrals are triaged by a specific service, patients are unable to access information via the outpatients system.
Please also note that, if a referral is submitted as urgent by a clinician, this does not necessarily ensure that it is treated as urgent by the service and may be downgraded to routine at the discretion of the triaging consultant following local protocols and pathways.
Please do not contact us regarding your appointment waiting time as unfortunately this is outside of our control.
St Peter’s Health Centre
What to do if your condition has deteriorated, and you are waiting for a hospital appointment
Unfortunately, following the pandemic, hospital waiting times for procedures and appointments have increased. If you are waiting for a procedure or appointment at the hospital please do not contact the practice about this, as we do not have access to the hospital appointment or waiting list system. Please see below numbers and contact the department directly.
BSUH Hospitals Outpatients: 0300 303 8360
MSK (musculoskeletal service): 0300 303 8063
Wellbeing Service: 0300 002 0060
Diabetes Care For You: 0300 373 1886
Dermatology Outpatients: 01273 665140
If your condition has worsened please contact the outpatient department to enquire when your appointment will be. The details of the outpatient department should be on any correspondence that you have received from the hospital. If you feel that your symptoms are more severe and that the appointment time is too long, then please contact the specialist’s secretary to ask the specialist reviews your referral in light of your new symptoms. The number and email for the specialist secretary should be on the correspondence which you have received from them. If you are unable to contact outpatients or the specialist secretary then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). If you are concerned that your new symptoms may not be related to your original condition then you should let us know, and we can assess, advise, and manage your new condition.
Important news for patients and visitors to St Peter’s Health Centre & the permanent closure of our Albion St branch ste
Latest new on our new premises
The latest date for the opening of Phase 2 of our new premises is the Spring 2024.
Albion Street Surgery will be moving to Oxford Street from 29 January 2024
We are writing to inform you that Albion Street surgery is permanently closing at the close of business on Wednesday 24 January 2024, and all appointments will take place at our Oxford Street practice: 30-36 Oxford St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4LA.
As you may be aware, we are in the process of redeveloping our Oxford Street health centre, however due to a delay in the construction work, which is outside of our control, the second phase of the redevelopment is not yet complete. We now need to vacate the Albion Street site but would like to reassure our patients that although the new development is not fully complete, we are confident that all GP services will continue to run as normal from our current Oxford Street branch and your care will not be interrupted.
The second phase of the redevelopment is due to be fully completed in Spring 2024. Once completed, the new, purpose-built health centre will be fully equipped for providing modern and high-quality services. The new health centre will have more consulting rooms, an accessibility lift, improved waiting rooms and reception area. We are also looking forward to making use of the large group education room which can be divided into two that we hope will be used by our community. The additional consulting rooms will give as the space we need to work towards becoming a training practice once again.
We would like to thank you for your patience while the building work is completed. If you have any questions or queries about the new development and the move to Oxford Street, please get in touch by emailing :
email@example.com or phoning the practice on 01273 606006
St Peter’s Health Centre team
Through our partnership with Brighton and Hove Federation, patients now have access to additional appointments from 18.30 to 20.00 weekdays and 09.00 to 17.00 Saturday and Sunday.
These include remote and face to face GP appointments as well as appointments with a nurse, pharmacist or health care assistant.
Specialist clinics are also being available (e.g. menopause and womens health). Please refer to the Federations website, https://www.brightonandhovefed.co.uk/enhanced-access, for updates.
Access to these clinics is by contacting thepractice in the normal way. These appointments might be held at a different location to the practice and are subject to availability.
Brighton & Hove Federation
Primary Care for our local community.
Brighton and Hove Federation includes all 32 GP practices in Brighton and Hove. The website is new and will be constantly developed and updated. Please bookmark it to keep up to date.
Welcome to St Peter’s Health Centre
What is our Vision? (why are we here?)
To help our patients become happier and healthier
What is our Mission? (what do we do?)
The St Peter's team supports the delivery of the best possible healthcare in partnership with our patients
What are our Values? (our ethos)
We value teamwork and good morale
We are inclusive and non-judgemental
We treat people with respect and kindness
We encourage patients to help themselves
We are financially secure
We manage business risks
We strive for sustainable work-life balance and job roles
We limit our environmental impact
We acknowledge our mistakes and learn from them
We provide the best care we can within our resources
We hold patient safety paramount
We value the trust patients put in us
We are optimistic
We invest in developing our service and people
We train the workforce of tomorrow
We embrace improvement & innovation
As well as a source of information about our practice, we hope our website will also serve as a useful resource for health-related information. Please take a tour and send us any feedback you may have, as we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience - both in our surgery and online.
Waiting List for Procedures
Some of the services that St Peter’s Health Centre provides are additional to our core General Medical Services Contract. These services are called Locally Commissioned Services, based on the needs of our local population. At the current time it is likely that the budget general practice has for these services is going to be overspent. NHS Sussex Integrated Care Board (ICB) has a statutory responsibility to ensure they don’t overspend so have made the decision to cap our funding. We are therefore having to adjust some of our services to meet this financial constraint.
As a result we are having to review some of our services which may mean that your name will need to be put on a waiting list. Two of the services affected are changing ring pessaries and intra-uterine devices for non-contraceptive purposes. We will let you know if there are any further affected services.
Please note that this does not affect normal appointments with our clinical team.
We are sorry that this is happening and hope that the situation will improve in April 24.
East & Central Brighton Primary Care Network Community Interest Company (E&CB PCN CIC)
St Peter’s Health Centre is proud to be part of the above network. Please click on the link below to see what it means to you.
Here are a couple of important links for you to see what is going on.