Welcome to the Website

This site has been designed with you, the patient, in mind.  Its aims are to:

  • Give you the opportunity to make suggestions on topics concerning the way the surgery operates.
  • Provide explanations of why certain things are done in a particular manner.
  • Encourage visitors (i.e. registered Crawley Down patients) to share in discussions that arise from items as they are posted.
  • Offer people the ability to subscribe to the site so they can be notified every time the site is updated by us or commented on by others.
  • Give the PPG’s the ability to generate their own newsletters from it to distribute to those not PC orientated.
  • Provide information on the latest services the practice is offering like, say, immunization programmes.
  • Be a source of up to date news on health matters both on a local and national basis.
  • Provide links to other health orientated websites which may help provide answers to questions that you might have.

This will hopefully create a much more dynamic experience for you and, of course, impose on us the duty to keep the information flowing and therefore appear to be much more vital to you.

Peter Dodds and Glynn Roche (Co-Chairs of The Friends of Crawley Down Health Centre)

Don’t forget about the Wellbeing Event being held this Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm at Chequer Mead East Grinstead

Click below for full details:

East Grinstead Health & Wellbeing Event on October 20th

Next Week: Crawley Down Care Bears Event – 1st Event

Newsletter No 9 September 2017

Click below to read the latest newsletter.

It will also be delivered to most homes in Crawley Down and Turners Hill in hard copy during the next few days>

This edition has, amongst others, articles on:

Successful Funding of a new ECG Machine

Location of Defibrillators

Same day appointments for 5 year olds

Click here to read: Newsletter No9 GR

Information on what to expect from a GP Practice and/or when onward referral occurs

This attached note has been circulated to GP practices in order to try and provide greater clarity to patients of what to expect from their GP and what happens when they are referred on for further treatment:

Click here to read: My referral and beyond

East Grinstead Health & Wellbeing Event on October 20th

Breaking News – The New ECG Machine has arrived and is now in the hands of the surgery

The surgery are busy unwrapping the package as I write.  The cost came out at £2024 after negotiating a substantial discount so it was pretty much bang on target.

Many thanks to all contributors and helpers who made this possibly.

N.B. come and see us at the Crawley Down Fayre this Saturday (9th Sept).  We have a stand with a Treasure Hunt game to play where you can win £10.00!


Health Network Weekly Round Up Newsletter 28th August 2017

The new topics in this newsletter are:

  • Crawley CCG and Horsham CCG AGM – Save the date 21 September 2017
  • Sangam Women’s Open Day – save the date- Thursday 7th September from 12 noon to 2pm at Crawley Library
  • Wicketz project for young people starting in Bewbush, Crawley on 20th September.

Click here and drill down to find them: Health Network Weekly roundup 28th August 2017

Health Network Weekly Round Up Newsletter 14th August 2017

Please see attached this week’s roundup.

Click here to read Health Network Weekly roundup 14th August 2017_final

This edition includes:

  • Mayor opens new memorial garden at Crawley Hospital
  • Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG : GPnotA&E in East Grinstead
  • Crawley CCG and Horsham CCG AGM – Save the date 21 September
  • East Grinstead Age UK and District Talk about Air Ambulance.
  • Crawley Community Connections – Charity (update)
  • Domestic Violence in Crawley (a briefing for front-line workers on hate crime.)
  • Exploring the possibility of a Community Shed in East Grinstead
  • Adult social care in West Sussex
  • A reminder about an online survey seeking views on services for people with a learning disability or autism
  • Information about a Transforming Care Share and Learn webinar
  • Horsham and Mid Sussex Voluntary Action E-Bulletin. August 16, 2017

Horsham and Mid Sussex and Crawley CCG’s are put into ‘Special Measures’

Many of you will have heard of the above, disturbing piece of news, and probably wondered what it could mean for you as a patient.

The main reason why this has occurred is to do with the fact that at April 2017 Horsham and Mid Sussex, (which is our CCG), ended the financial year £14.9m over budget. Crawley had the same but a smaller deficit.

So, it is not so much to do with the health care being provided by our CCG but rather the financial planning associated with delivering it.

To read the statement issued by the CCG or to contact them for more information concerning the situation click here http://www.horshamandmidsussexccg.nhs.uk/news/ccg-annual-assessment-for-2016-2017/

Also, David King, our CCG Director of Joint Commissioning and Partnerships addressed the CPRGs (Commissioning Patients Reference Groups)of both Horsham and Crawley to explain in more detail what steps were being taken to rectify the situation.

Click here to see the headline points he made.  CPRG Update DK presentation 15-08-2017 v1

Health Network Weekly Round Up

Recently our CCG has started sending out a weekly bulletin with details of various heath related services and matters affecting our area.  The following is the information received from them.

Please find attached within this message a simple Roundup put together for your convenience. We hope you will find it useful and should you have any comments would like to get involved please follow instructions or links attached within this document.

Click here to read the document Health Network Weekly roundup 11th August 2017_final

Below is just a short list of the content of the document attached.

  • Crawley Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mental health problems in Sussex and East Surrey
  • West Sussex Survey: Have your say on ‘Learning, training and work for people with a lifelong disability or autism’, ends 11 September
  • Adult social care in West Sussex
  • Crawley CCG and Horsham CCG AGM – Save the date 21 September

Ongoing consultations/campaigns

  • Horsham Locality Patients Group – Creating a Healthy Horsham 21 September 9:30am to 1pm
  • Evening and weekend access to GP services (extended access)  – survey ends 15th September
  • #HelpMyNHS in our 5 Communities campaign
  • NHS England – Consultation on Treatments of low priority for NHS Funding – survey  ends 21st August
  • NHS 111 Sussex Survey – ends soon
  • NHS England – Gender identity services – survey ends 30th Sept

If you have any questions or comments please contact the listed organisations directly.