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New Home For Northbourne Medical Centre

The Northbourne practice is delighted to advise you that it has at last relocated to new premises on the 24th March.

Our new postal address will be:
Northbourne Medical Centre
193A Upper Shoreham Road
West Sussex
BN43 6BT

Contact details are:
Telephone: 01273 464640
Fax: 01273 456184

Stroke Awareness Event

2010 Stroke Awareness Event

Saturday April 24th saw the PPG’s (Patient Participation Groups) first educational event. The practice opened its door on a beautiful sunny morning to the slogan ‘small change big difference’
The outside marquee had stalls that aimed to help patients make that difference by finding out about a healthy lifestyle and avoid having a stroke. Inside GP’s were on hand to measure patient’s blood pressure and give general stroke avoidance advice. Members of the community neurology team were also on hand. Outside the patients were treated to a display of belly dancing.
A successful day and hopefully one that will help patients make that small change to make a big difference.

Stroke Awareness

BBC TV’s the ‘Big Challenge’

In 2004 the practicThe Big Challenge 2004 062e applied to be involved in BBC TV’s the ‘Big Challenge’. The South Today programme required teams of up to 10 people to enter their 10,000 steps a day challenge. How exciting when the BBC phoned to say we had been chosen from 2000 applicants! One camera man and one reporter, Stuart Norval, arrived at the practice, some of us were quite nervous as we really didn’t know what was in store for us. We had to make a short film clip, which briefly told why we wanted to take up the challenge, showing us being weighed and handing us our pedometers so we could keep a check of how many steps we did each day. Stuart wanted the clip to be fun and so decided that the film would show him taking away all our sweets and cakes that the patients and drug reps had kindly bought for us. His two hour visit will be something we will always remember and the experience of being involved in TV work was great fun.