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After the Government announced a huge drive to vaccinate against Covid-19 before January, there has been some confusion.

Here, we explain how to get your booster jab:

Vaccination services are working extremely hard to roll out the booster programme and to make as many appointments available as possible.

The National Booking Service website is very busy but please keep checking.

You'll be able to have a booster 3 months from your 2nd vaccine. If it's been 2 months, you may want to book an appointment in preparation by using the Booking Service or calling 119

Appointments are being added daily and capacity is being increased. Keep trying the online booking system or call 119

Don't contact your GP practice about your booster vaccine. It's important to keep phones and online streams clear for patients with health-related needs

Unless you are contacted by your practice, GP practice appointments should be attended as planned. If anything changes your practice will contact you

If you've tested positive to COVID, you'll need to wait 28 days before having your booster but you can book now

Where do I go to find out more?

Book your vaccine appointment online here:   Remember, it may be busy but do keep trying as appointments are added often. Some areas are also offering a walk-in service

You can also book your vaccine by calling 119.  Calls are free and lines are open form 7am o 11pm. You can also use this number to book a PCR test.  Support is available in 200 languages and there is a sign language interpreter too

If you have any questions or concerns about getting the vaccine or need more information, there are some helpful webpages which you can find here: 

Remember to keep calm, and avoid contacting your GP surgery about your booster vaccine.  Thank you for your patience.

If you are able, please provide feedback to us about your experience at,  or 0300 012 0122

"Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment."
Ruth May
Chief Nursing Officer for England

Covid-19 Update July 13, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff and we will continue to do so going forward.

Over the past few months, we have started to open up more services to our patients and we want to restore as many of our services as quickly and as safely as possible.  This will involve more patients visiting the practice and this must be done in a safe way to protect our patients and staff.

Many of the patients who need to visit the practice have varying degrees of immunosuppression and are clinically extremely vulnerable.  Despite having both vaccinations some of these patients will not be fully protected.

We have a duty to safely treat all of our patients and therefore we want to provide as many additional services as possible whilst still being able to safely treat our vulnerable patients.  From the 19th July nothing will change at the surgery – we respectfully request that patients continue to wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE.

We are asking that all visitors to the building continue to wear masks or face coverings when entering the building, moving around the building and whilst in the waiting room.  Clinicians may ask you to remove them during consultations; any removed during a consultation should be replaced when leaving the consulting room unless there are special circumstances.

This is going to become even more important as we enter the winter season and the circulation of airborne viruses and infections increase. For patients who do not want to wear a mask in the practice we ask that they contact us prior to their appointment in order that arrangements can be made for them to be seen safely.

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid 19 (face to face, by phone, by eConsult and by video), not counting vaccinating majority of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.

We have come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid-19 and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for ALL patients and staff as we can.

We will keep all of this under regular review and thank you once again for your assistance and support.

Andrew Cornell
Practice Manager

Want advice from your doctor, self-help information or have an administrative request such as a sick note or test results? eConslt and get a response before the end of the next working day or sooner

Online Services Registration Form - For Repeat Medication Requests ONLY

To sign up for our Online Services please complete the form below and return to the Health Centre via email.

Please click here to download the form as a pdf (PDF, 89KB)

Please click here to download the form as a word document

Please note, this facility is for ordering Repeat Medication ONLY.

Due to advice from Public Health we have made the decision to prevent patients from booking appointments online. This is because we need to triage all appointments for any risks associated with infection.

Welcome To The Ashdown Forest Health Centre

Drs Miller, Baxter, Baseley, Fyfe, Naineni, Cannon, Manyam & Mahmood

This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.

Try the new NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

For more information go to

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Stop Smoking Services

Do you want to give up smoking? Have you been thinking about quitting? If so, do you know that at your local surgery you can get access to your local stop smoking service who have a proven track record in helping people to stop smoking and stay stop. If you are interested in giving up or need any advice on the best way to do so why not ring us on: 01323 404600 or Email us at: - Search us on:

Our Ethos….

“To provide high quality evidence based and responsive healthcare to the local community whilst being respectful of the beliefs and values of the individuals that make up our community”

“To place patients at the heart of all we do and as partners in all decisions made”

“To value learning and teaching at all levels of the team and to foster a culture of lifelong professional development for all”

“To be open and understanding in the face of criticism or complaint to value the opportunities provided to improve the service provided”

“To embrace the concept of the team, to value all of its constituent members and embrace collaborative interdisciplinary working”

About Us

The Forest Row Practice started in 1876 at "The Elms", the house that stands opposite the health centre.

In 1968 it moved across the Lewes Road to a house on the present site, which was demolished to make way for the present day health centre which opened in 1982. The old oil street lamp at the entrance to the health centre formerly stood outside "The Elms" and was lit nightly by the doctor's coachman to guide the patients to the surgery.

Now electrified, it continues to serve the same purpose more than 100 years later.

There is one group of seven doctors working as a non-limited partnership and you may ask to see any doctor, although you will be registered with a specific GP for administrative purposes. You and your family will be asked to complete the registration forms.

The Health Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm. We are also open alternate Saturdays 8.00am -  1.00pm.

Online Prescriptions, Appointments & Access to your Medical Record

Click here for online access

We use systmonline for ordering repeat prescriptions, booking appointments and for you to view your medical record summary online. Before you can use this service please contact reception to register for it. If you have already registered and wish to login, please click the systmonline logo above.

If you are a user of our previous online ordering system (Emis) your user name and password may still be working, if you find it is not, please contact reception who would be happy to assist.

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Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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