Mid Sussex Wellbeing Information Website

The Wellbeing Service is devoted to offering you information, help and advice on all things that can affect your wellbeing. There really is something for everyone, whether you are searching for ways to quit smoking, become more active, eat a balanced diet or to find ways to improve your emotional and mental wellbeing.

The Mid […]

N.A.P.P. E-bulletins

As ‘The Friends of Crawley Down Health Centre” are now Affiliated Members of the National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.) we are entitled to receive their regular E-bulletins.

To read the first one received click below:

NAPP bulletin September 2013

Why Untrained receptionists cannot operate a ‘Telephone Triage’ themselves.

This article, published in The Patients Association Weekly Newsletter, explains why our receptionists cannot and must not get involved in a patient’s medical condition when taking Triage calls. Reading the article you will help you to appreciate why there is understandable concern being expressed, on a national level, where such has occurred.

Click here to […]

“Want to Lose Some Weight and/or Lower Your Cholesterol?”

Click on this link for a Low Fat Diet Sheet but remember, always consult your doctor first if you have any doubts or dietary problems which might be affect by it.

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Low-Fat-Diet-Sheet.htm

The Dispensing Doctors Association are to submit a briefing paper to the Autumn Party Conferences

This is a topic for those of you interested in how the Dispensing Doctors Association (DDA) strives to look after the interests of a dispensing surgery, like ours and in turn, you the patient.

Because the surgery is located in what is called ‘a controlled area’, which really means a rural or semi-rural one, it […]

Chaperone Guidance at Crawley Down Health Centre

The use of chaperones for intimate examinations is frequently encountered in hospital settings. By “intimate”, this could mean Breast; Pelvic; Rectal examinations and Cervical smears.

Traditionally, chaperones are less frequently encountered in General Practice. We do believe however that every patient (and Doctor) has a right to a chaperone if requested and we would not […]

Did you see us at The Crawley Down Village Fayre?

We were there:

We talked to countless people

Handed out:

43 information packs Roughly 60 business cards with the website address on them 6 suggestion forms and Even received £20.09 in donations!

Many thanks to all the helpers

Peter (Co-Chair)

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On-Line Appointment Booking is on the Way

Book your appointments online

We are introducing a new service called Vision Online Services (VOS). This will let you interact with our practice using the internet at your convenience, to book appointments and order your repeat prescriptions, even when we are closed.

You will need to register with the practice to access this service, and […]

NHS111 will cover the Health Centre’s phone calls during GP training on September 18th

From 13:30 to 17:30 on Wednesday 18th September

If you telephone the surgery when it is closed, your call will automatically be transferred to NHS 111. Click here for more information about the NHS111 service.

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Who are NHS111?

NHS 111 are an Out Of Hours service provided mainly during times when the surgery is closed.

Emergency cover is available 24 hours a day by ringing the health centre on 01342 713031.

When the surgery is closed the Primary Care Trust is responsible for providing medical services and, if you telephone, your call will […]