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On 1 Oct 2015 at 10:02am Miffed patient wrote:
What's the general consensus on drs in town need to register.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 10:19am clicketyyak wrote:
St Andrews Surgery is very good
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 10:20am the kronic wrote:
Very very happy with School Hill.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 10:21am Sjep76 wrote:
Second the recommendation for St. Andrews.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 11:08am Earl of Lewes wrote:
Third recommendation for St Andrew's. Much better than Riverside, which my mum uses.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 12:31pm Just me wrote:
I also rate St Andrews. Always manage to get an appointment when i need it.
From what i have heard there can be some issues with booking at Riverside but never been a patient there so this is only second hand information
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 12:56pm sicknote wrote:
Avoid River Lodge. Awful place. You would be better off with a witch doctor
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 1:09pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Also very happy with St Andrews, and have heard nothing but gripes about River Lodge.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 1:19pm Celine wrote:
School Hill is brilliant.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 2:36pm Local wrote:
St Andrews is Awful, I have had nothing but problems with them. I can give factual examples of why they are awful, but best not to say on here.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 3:25pm wrote:
School Hill is quite nice although I haven't been able to get on their website to book to see my Doctor or to get my medication due the website being 'Down' and its been that way for the past 2+ weeks.
Now they have no electricity 'Power Out' so no appointments or anything electrical can be used..
Its as if they have been maliciously targeted?
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 5:32pm Sussex Jim wrote:
River lodge is very good. My family have been using them since we moved back into the catchment area in 1988. Getting a GP appointment can be frustrating, as one has to join the telephone scrum at 8.30 the next day; but for ongoing conditions they are very flexible. Nurse appointments (blood tests, bandage changes,etc.) can be made in advance to fit in with other commitments- and there is an option of using the Ringmer surgery.
They face the usual current problem of more people wanting appointments; but they seem to cope very well.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 5:58pm trooper wrote:
"Sussex Jim" Total agreement with your statement I have been with this surgery ever since they were at Lewes Castle, my late wife could not have been treated better,when she was very ill. I have thankfully, not had make use of the Surgery very often but when I have it has been a very good service.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 6:17pm Horseman7 wrote:
School Hill - wonderful. I've been with them for 30 years, for most of that time with Dr Lamb. I think we're pretty lucky in Lewes with the selection on offer.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 6:20pm observer wrote:
school hill is excellent, all the Doctors are good and the Nurses.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 7:12pm Patient patient wrote:
I used to be with St. Andrews and was absolutely discussed with the service there, staff were very rude, inconsiderate and the patient confidentiality was non existent. I have since registered with school hill and am extremely pleased with them, the service is wonderful and the doctors are absolutely fantastic. Would give school hill a 5 star rating!
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 8:05pm Fairmeadow wrote:
All three Lewes practices are generally good (above NHS averages on overall performance measures) but have some specific weaknesses. None of them is brilliant at getting all their children immunised, for example. When I last reviewed the data, River Lodge did best at getting babies immunised but were worst at giving boosters later. All of them could meet appointment targets when Labour imposed these, but all have declined substantially since the dreadful Andrew Rawnsley, probably the worst Health Minister ever, abolished that target.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 9:33pm wrote:
To the waste of space that gave the thumbs down to my earlier comment. I'm very happy being registered at School Hill Surgery although it is a fact that the School Hill Surgery's Website that deals with both General Inquiries & Booking Appointments & Repeat Prescriptions has been off air & not working for the past 2+ weeks!
So I eventually dragged myself into the Surgery only to find that the Surgery had suffered a Power Cut with no end in sight, meaning that no services were available & only a hand written note written with a pencil & paper was the best that could be done circumstances and that was soon lost.. I don't mind the inconvenience(s) as I'm not dying just yet, very nearly, but I'm not dead yet!
It's as though the School Hill Surgery are under cyber attack has Piggy Dave stooped this low?
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 9:47pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I suppose that there are pros and cons with every surgery. The doctors at Riverside seem fine, but the appointments system is tricky. I like St Andrew's, but they did fail to diagnose a friend's cancer until it was too late, sadly. I think we have to remember that all doctors are fallible and we shouldn't be afraid of getting a second opinion.
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On 1 Oct 2015 at 10:13pm wrote:
Surgeries websites going down is the early onset of Cyber Espionage!
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On 2 Oct 2015 at 7:07am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Your experience with St Andrews seems unusual, PP, given that so many on here have found them excellent.
I've certainly never found the staff anything but helpful, polite and pleasant, and have never heard anything confidential being discussed in the public areas of the building. Could the breach of confidentiality have been to down to one member of staff who wasn't up to the job, perhaps?
I've had a doctor call me late in the evening to check I was ok when test results showed a virulent form of food poisoning and they really put themselves out to get an injectable anti-emetic for me when a 24 hour bout of vomiting had left me dehydrated.
I've also had dealings with the surgery when I was supporting clients. There are a couple of doctors there who are superb at dealing with mental illness and very willing to work with other agencies involved with the patient.
They also saved my friend's life when he had a cerebral aneurysm that burst. He went to the surgery with a headache and they sent him straight to A&E!
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On 2 Oct 2015 at 8:42am Pepper wrote:
The Drs at St Andrews are fantastic, the reception staff however are awful rude and unhelpful.
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On 2 Oct 2015 at 9:07am Cobnut wrote:
St Andrews is very good, the doctors are compassionate and you can get an appointment on the day if you ring at 8.30
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On 2 Oct 2015 at 9:07am Cobnut wrote:
St Andrews is very good, the doctors are compassionate and you can get an appointment on the day if you ring at 8.30
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On 2 Oct 2015 at 12:45pm Zebedee wrote:
St Andrews all the way. I've been impressed with every doctor I've seen there.
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On 2 Oct 2015 at 1:45pm Dr Prodd wrote:
I would never ever recommend River Lodge to anyone. The doctors I experienced didn't fill me with confidence. Then there were the junkies wanting their fix causing a disturbance.
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On 6 Oct 2015 at 1:56pm belladonna wrote:
School Hill. Appointments system works, easy to get to see a doctor, always considerate and sympathetic.
My only gripe is with the repeat prescription service and their liaison with Boots. But it could be Boots that are at fault....
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On 7 Oct 2015 at 12:28am Baa Baa wrote:
School Hill website is still down after a month of not working at all, but the appointments & repeat prescriptions website can be accessed on systemonline.tpp-uk.com which I didn't realise until today. I wouldn't use the Lewes Boots for anything, they're unreliable when it comes to prescriptions and their service is generally very rude. This maybe down to their pharmacy being overstretched, but its not right that the customer should suffer for their overworked staff.
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On 7 Oct 2015 at 12:42pm multi coloured sheep wrote:
Thanks for the heads up re. systemonline.


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