There are many health and wellbeing services you can go to in Brighton and Hove without needing to see your GP first for a referral:
Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website:
Mental Health Services for Children, Young adults and Adults (18+)
It’s Local Actually- local free and low cost activities
My Life- support and advice for healthy living
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ADVICE
Beezee Bodies designed to make you and your family make small changes which make a big difference and help keep you healthy
You can also now refer yourself directly to physiotherapy. Please look at this website with several useful resources physiotherapy exercise sheets as well as how to refer yourself for treatment
HAND AND WRIST SERVICE
If you are taking the opportunity to self-refer to one of these services, but you would still prefer to continue to request an appointment with a GP or nurse, our receptionists will be able to accommodate this as normal.
For more information to these services go to this website: https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-health/self-referral-and-active-signposting
Social Prescribers are trained volunteers with previous experience of supporting people.
They work with a person to help them identify and access the right local groups and services. The team facilitate onward referrals by making arrangements on the person’s behalf as needed, filling in forms, making appointments and following up.
Around half the people we support are aged over 65 and many are experiencing social isolation or anxieties about their medical conditions or wellbeing in general. This is a proven method of helping people improve their wellbeing and access the services and groups they want and need.
They can help with:
Isolation and loneliness
Anxiety, stress and depression
Housing, money and benefits issues
Work and unemployment
Lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and weight loss
Language and cultural barriers
For more information go to: https://togetherco.org.uk/
Brighton Referral Management Service (“Optum”) Freephone: 0800 031 6639 Local number: 020 3824 2001
BSUH Booking Hub for all referrals to RSCH/PRH – 0300 303 8360
MSK partnership for Orthopaedics/Rheumatology/Physiotherapy – 0300 303 8063
Podiatry (SCFT foot health) service for nail issues/ corns or calluses/ gout/simple toe deformities – 01273 242184
Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service – 0300 002 0060
If you have any problems contact our Medical Secretaries