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COVID-19 RT-PCR Swabs for travel and possible infection are available all week with additional testing on Saturday mornings:
08.30 Hours - 10.15 Hours
COVID-19 Certificates of Recovery are available at short notice.
The Hove Practice will be closed in observance of the Bank Holidays and Jubilee. As ever, appointments can be booked online at any time, here
Regrettably, we do not offer Day 2 or 8 COVID-19 testing, nor do we offer lateral flow/LAMP tests.
Please see our Blog for the latest Practice updates.
The Hove Practice provides the best that private healthcare has to offer, tailored to you. With plenty of time and experience, our Private General Practitioners will help you understand your symptoms, address both emergency and long term conditions, and optimise your health with our Well Person Programmes. We look after people of all ages: babies and young families, busy professionals, and older adults. Whatever your stage in life, we have a programme to suit you and your family.
Your Private GPs will get to know you, building a trusting and professional alliance between doctor and patient, ensuring a personal and responsive approach to give you the best care private medicine has to offer.
Although we practice exclusively private medicine, we can work closely and confidentially with your existing NHS GP, and provide you with general practice guidance and a second opinion. Registration at The Hove Practice does not require a commitment, nor do you have to live in Brighton or Hove; we care for patients all over the United Kingdom and will see you as much or as little as you need.
Need a Specialist? We refer both locally, across the South coast and to London, through our established network of trusted Consultants, each at the forefront of their medical field.
We have launched a new, comprehensive, sexual health and cervical screening service with rapid results available. Most cervical smear results are available within a week of your appointment and can be performed as frequently as annually should you wish.
Our Private General Practitioners are available to help you with any medical concerns and can provide multiple other services including blood testing, COVID antibody tests, travel vaccinations, osteoporosis injections, B12 injections, COPD and Asthma reviews, as indicated.
Please contact us with your specific requirements and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
We pride ourselves on the maintenance of a safe, welcoming practice environment even during the time of COVID-19.
In order to do so we have instituted a number of infection control checks and safeguards to minimise the risk to our patients and staff.
Please inform our reception team/you will be asked if you are feverish, have a new or continuous cough, have lost your sense of taste or smell, or have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. These are the most common indicators of a possible COVID-19 infection, although please also tell us if you have symptoms of a 'cold' (runny nose, sore throat, ear ache, headache, muscle or joint ache.)
In order to keep the practice as safe as possible, if you have symptoms which may indicate infection with COVID-19, a telephone review with a doctor will be performed to determine how best to help and manage your condition with the safety of all of our patients and staff in mind.
The Doctor may be able to complete your consultation and provide treatment remotely, and/or recommend you take a COVID-19 PCR test (lateral flow tests are currently believed to have limited accuracy in patients with symptoms) and/or invite you into an appointment at the end of the day. This enables ventilation of the room overnight.
Other infection control measures include temperature checks on arrival, mask wearing by all visitors to and staff of The Hove Practice within the building, regular disinfection and cleansing of high traffic areas in addition to our usual cleaning regime.
Social distancing within the consultation (apart from during examinations!) and ventilation of the rooms are also performed.
Our Private General Practitioners want to help you and our practice procedures are designed with infection control in mind.
If you are considering visiting us for the first time, it is important that you know we are very happy to communicate with your NHS GP and can promptly provide a summary of your consultation as required.
We look forward to welcoming you.
We are amongst the South coast's most well established Private COVID-19 testing centres, having reliably provided this service since testing became available outside the NHS in June 2020. We believe we offer amongst the fastest turn-around for RT-PCR COVID-19 test results in the country.
We are fully registered with the relevant regulatory bodies and are pleased to offer Public Health England evaluated, accredited COVID-19 (Corona virus) laboratory tests. These can be posted to your home across the United Kingdom or collected from the Hove Practice. The Hove Practice is CQC registered and on the Department of Health and Social Care list of approved providers for COVID-19 testing for your peace of mind.
These are highly accurate and can be used to determine if you are currently suffering from (RT-PCR swab) or have suffered (either IgG or IgG AND IgM antibody blood tests) COVID-19. We also now offer a suite of antibody tests, including to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which may prove useful in determining the level of an individual's response to COVID-19 vaccination, although its clinical significance is yet to be confirmed.
Our COVID-19 RT-PCR are available to use for Diagnosis or Travel ("Fit to Fly" tests). Regrettably, we do not offer Day 2 nor Day 8 testing.
Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19 testing, we can never guarantee results within a time frame, however we strive to offer test results that are performed in time for our morning courier (10.45 am) before midnight the same day. See here for a list of recent result timings.
Please see our dedicated COVID-19 testing page for more information or click here to book online now. Alternatively you can contact us (email@example.com or 01273 733830) to order a test during our opening hours.
We offer COVID-19 Certificates of recovery to facilitate travel/work for patients who have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection. We require evidence of recent infection (Positive COVID-19 RT-PCR result from the NHS, The Hove Practice or registered clinic). A brief telephone consultation will be offered with one of our friendly GPs in order to confirm you are no longer symptomatic and to issue the certificate to your requirements. We are able to provide this service at short notice and can, generally, provide the appointment and certificate on the same day you request it.
We are welcoming patients to the practice for face to face review for non-feverish illnesses and medical reviews/check ups. It is essential that the pandemic does not deter general medical care and we are determined to provide this for you. In order to protect you, vulnerable patients and our staff we ask that you please DO NOT visit the practice without an appointment.
Alternatively, we offer high quality telephone and secure private medicine video consultations which can be booked online here or via telephone (01273 733830). These are suitable for a wide range of general practice ailments and have proved very popular to patients within Brighton, Hove, London and beyond.
Registered patients can request prescriptions via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone. Once reviewed and approved by one of our doctors, they will be sent directly to the pharmacy of your choosing for collection.
Please remember, if you are short of breath, have chest pain or are struggling due to a deterioration in your health please call 111/999 according to severity or visit here for NHS triaging and further information specifically relating to COVID-19.
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Registered Office: 40 Wilbury Road, Hove, England, BN3 3JP