|Dr Charles Benjamin Shlosberg
(GMC Number 2461715)
||MBBS MRCP DRCOG DCH London 1978
|Dr Daphne Hazell
(GMC Number 4718000)
||MRCGP DFFP DRCOG London 2000
Appointments can be booked with Dr Shlosberg on a Monday to Friday. Dr Shlosberg has extensive experience in care of the elderly.
Appointments can be booked with Dr Daphne Hazell on a Monday and Thursday, as well as some Friday sessions. Dr Hazell has extensive experience in family planning, child health and mental health.
Practice Nurse – Susan Ritchie SRN
Along with the traditional treatments of dressings, removal of stitches, ear syringing and blood tests, the role of our practice nurse includes childhood immunisation, smears and the care of long-term illnesses such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension (blood pressure). She also offers advice to patients on weight management and how to stop smoking and in conjunction with a GP undertakes family planning including coil fits and implants.
Appointments can be made with the practice nurse on a Wednesday and Friday.
Practice Phlebotomist – Sharon
Our Phlebotomist carries out blood tests, generally in early morning clinics on various days of the week.
The Practice employs a number of part-time medical receptionists who are available from 8 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. They are the first point of contact for patients who telephone or call at the surgery. They also deal with repeat prescriptions, message taking and any queries that arise. They are specially trained to assist you in obtaining appropriate clinical advice from a GP or Practice Nurse as quickly as possible.
The medical receptionists may ask you to describe your basic symptoms so they can pass this information to the doctor or practice nurse who will assess your medical needs. However, should you prefer, you may simply request an appointment or telephone call without giving any further details. It would be helpful if you could give an indication of the urgency of your problem.
The Practice employs a practice manager, whose role is to ensure the smooth running of the Practice and to manage all non-clinical matters. The Practice Manager will be happy to answer any queries you may have of a non clinical nature.
Employed by Sussex Community NHS Trust, district nurses are available to provide nursing care for the housebound and patients who are too ill to come to the surgery. Requests for help from the district nurses should be made by contacting the surgery in the first instance. Follow-up contact with the district nurses may be made by calling them direct on 01903 254789 (via the One-Call service operated by the local NHS Trust).
Also employed by Sussex Community NHS Trust, health visitors work with the surgery offering help, advice and support on many things affecting the health of both children and adults. If you wish you can make direct contact with the health visitors who cover the Rustington and Littlehampton area by telephoning 01903 775758.
Expectant mothers have a choice of which hospital maternity unit they would like to have provide their antenatal care and where they would like to attend for their delivery. For patients registered at The Lawns Surgery this is either Worthing Hospital or St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester. The doctor will refer you to the community midwife at the hospital of your choice or, if you prefer, you can self-refer. The community midwife is employed by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust. Home births can also be discussed with the doctor and community midwife on a case-by-case basis.
Further details on how to self-refer to your nearest hospital maternity unit can be found at www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk or telephone 01243 788122 Ext. 2811 for St. Richard’s Hospital or 01903 285173 for Worthing Hospital. (Calls to these numbers can be made Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm – please note there is no answer-phone facility on either number).