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.

About the Practice

Our Premises are wheelchair accessible. We have a Portable Induction Loop system available, should you require this facility please let Reception know before your visit the Practice.  We have Baby Changing Facilities at the Practice located in the toilets. 

If your native language is not English and you need an Interpreter to accompany you to your consultation, please ask the Reception Team to book this service for you when you make an appointment.  This can be organised either as a face to face appointment or via a telephone or video consultation.  If you have difficulties hearing then we can also arrange assistance on your behalf via Sign Live.

 As we are an NHS Practice, for the majority of our services there are no charges.  We only make a charge for any Non NHS Fees which are Medical Reports, Medical Certificates, some Travel Vaccinations and certain Private Prescriptions.  Please look at our Website for a list of our charges or call Reception.  If you are in any doubt about any charge that may be incurred, please contact us for clarification.

 Mission Statement

 Our Mission Statement: the reason we are here, we see as:

To deliver a quality health care service and to work with our Patients to improve health and well being and to meet new challenges for the future


To work together with our Patients and staff to provide the best primary care services possible, working within location and national governance, guidance, and regulations. 

 Our core values that are shared among the partners and staff are:

  • Openness
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Accountability


 We are part of the NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group which is led by local Doctors and Health Professionals and is responsible for the health and wellbeing of the people.  The CCG is a membership organisation and is made up of the 35 GP Practices in our area. Every local GP practice is a member of their local Clinical Commissioning Group and has a say in how healthcare services are provided for their local patients and community. Our GP members know their patients inside out and are best placed to make decisions about what healthcare services our local communities need



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Our Primary Care Network is: Preston Park Community which is a group of five surgeries - Beaconsfield Medical Practice, The Haven Practice, Preston Park Surgery, Stanford Medical Centre and Warmdene Surgery. We serve approximately 57,000 patients and aim to support and connect with our local community.

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) bring GP practices together with other local services – such as community, mental health, social care and the voluntary sector to look after local populations.  PCNs will help to join up services at a local level, focusing on the specific needs of these local populations, with patients still accessing routine GP appointments as they do now.

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