Self referral 

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

Pregnancy Services

Mental Health Services for Children, Young adults and Adults (18+)

Sexual Health 

Healthy Living/Lifestyle

Money Advice

Drug and Alcohol misuse  


Dentists – information on the CCG self referral website  


Carers

 

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

https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/health/your-healthy-lifestyle

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY

 

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

http://sussexmskpartnershipcentral.co.uk/hand-and-wrist/

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

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/

REFERRAL ENQUIRY

  • 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

Charter Medical Centre             

88 Davigdor Road 

Hove

BN3 1RF

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Tel: 01273 770555

Email: bhccg.g81034charter@nhs.net

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