Ridgeway Surgery, Woodingdean Brighton - GP and nurse clinics - tel 0844 4778731
Surgery opening times
Booking appointments
Repeat prescriptions
Log in to online services
Test results
NHS clinics / services
Registering with us
Self-help guide
Contact the surgery

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Farmdene Health Centre

Welcome to Farmdene Health Centre Online

Welcome to the web site of Farmdene Health Centre. We are a six doctor practice based at at the new purpose built Farmdene Primary Care Centre at The Street, Farmdene. Our Doctors, Nurses and other health care professionals provide a number of NHS and private clinics and services to over 12,000 local residents.


Surgery opening times

Ridgeway Surgery opening hoursWe work all day but the reception phone line and the doors are open 8.30am -12.00pm and 14.00pm - 6.00pm weekdays, except Tuesday afternoons when we are closed for training.

When the surgery doors are closed during the day you can still contact the duty doctor for emergencies. There is a postbox outside to leave things such as prescription requests and notes in. See our Contact Us page and Opening Times page for more details on our opening times and sugery hours.

Booking / cancelling appointments

Booking appointments with Ridgeway Surgery, WoodingdeanMost appointments are booked up to 48hrs ahead. We now reserve some 'advance appointments' for up to 2 weeks ahead as well. Speak to the receptionist about what you need and what the issue is: they can often fit you in to see someone with a quicker option.

We will see perceived emergencies on the same day, especially under-12s. Please cancel by ringing reception or leaving a cancel message on option 2 of our phone line (24hrs).


Repeat prescription advice

Repeat prescription adviceRepeat prescriptions take a minimum of two working days to process: Please therefore order your medication in good time, using the white request slip. Prescription requests must be made in writing (or faxed to the surgery). or use our online ordering system We do not accept telephone requests. See the repeat prescriptions page for more details.

Do you need to see the doctor?

Self Help GuideSee our Self Help page for tips on getting the right advice and treatment when you are ill and how to make best use of the various health resources available to you. Discuss what you need with the receptionist who is there to help meet your needs as well. A phone consultation with doctor or nurse, information on allied services or a prescription are other options.


Registering with the surgery

Registering with Ridgeway SurgeryWe are accepting new patients from within our practice boundary. If you are a UK resident entitled to NHS care you can register as an NHS patient. You may be asked for ID and address details.

You can download our registration forms and health questionnaire, and a change-of-details form, on the patient registration page. You will be invited to attend a New Patient Check. Your old notes from previous doctors come automatically, but slowly.

Contact details

Contact Ridgeway Surgery, WooodingdeanYou can contact our reception for all matters including appointments in person/by phone

Call The Health Centre on 01903 852141

You can fax the surgery on 01903 852255 alternatively you can email the practice manager by submitting the comments form on our contact details page


Online repeat prescription ordering and appointment booking

Farmdene Health Centre is pleased to offer patients the opportunity to book regular repeat prescriptions and book and cancel appointments online. To use this online service patients must first be registered and issued with a Patient I.D. and a registration token allowing them to create a username and password to access the system. If you would like to sign up to use our online services please come into the practice and fill out the registration forms and bring valid photo I.D. with you.

Friends of Farmdene - Annual Doctor's Talk

Our popular annual doctors’ talk is on Wednesday 26 September, at 7.30pm at The Barn, Field Place. This will include guest speakers and an interactive talk with “Question Time” given by doctors and nurses of the Strand Medical Group. Please note, this is not the occasion to quiz your GP about personal ailments. For reasons of Health and Safety, admittance will be by ticket only, but as usual the tickets will be free and obtainable from the reception desk at the Practice. We are looking forward to another full house.

EMIS Patient Access Online Booking System

Please note that there have been some temporary glitches with the online EMIS system recently, particularly with the appointment booking system. This is supplied by a third party provider and beyond the control of the practice. We believe the error has been fixed, but please be aware from time to time the service may suffer from interruptions and technical issues.