Are You Interested In Becoming a Committee Member?

We have positions available for 3 or 4 New Committee Members .

Our activities are going to expand in the next few months and we are looking to recruit some volunteers who would like to take an active part in helping to run the Friends of Crawley Down Health Centre PPG .

In particular we […]

Giant NHS database rollout delayed

This is one of the hottest topics at the moment amongst patients, their GPs, NHS England and the government.

In short surgeries throughout the country are being forced to release patients records so that two quite difference databases can be created. One is for what is known as The Summary Care Record. This record is […]

A New Dispensing e-petition is launched by a Bedforshire located former Dispensing Patient

Unrest continues to spread across the country concerning the undemocratic discriminatory 1 mile rule enforced and supported by Pharmacy Minister Earl Howe.

The latest areas of focus are in North Yorkshire and Bedfordshire where Mrs Pam Fisher, secretary of her local PPG (Lower Stondon Surgery) has launched a new e-petition.

Many of you signed my […]

Dermatology service review: Get the patient voice heard and share your experiences

There is an earlier post on this subject (see this link)

http://friendsofcdhc.co.uk/2013/12/a-message-from-diane-gilmour-programme-manager-for-planned-care-re-sussex-community-dermatology-service-scds/

and is an appeal to anyone, (or knows of someone who could help), who has had experience of an NHS service or received care in the local area for a dermatological condition to provide their feedback to assist in future planning of the […]

CDHC PPG Meeting 10th February 2014

Please click to read the minutes: CDHC-PPG-Minutes-10th February-2014

This document is an PDF file which requires PDF reader software to be read. Adobe Reader is a free program for this purpose and can be downloaded and installed here

NHS Winter: Weekly A&E tracker Week 14 – Princess Royal Hospital Again Fails to meet Government 4 Hours Waiting Time

This winter the BBC is monitoring how well A&E departments are coping with the pressure the winter imposes upon them. The NHS has been trying harder than ever to get people to use services instead of A&E, like their local community pharmacist or GP.

This week’s national figures for England are: 92.4% patients seen in […]

Annual Patient Survey 2014 now open!

The surgery have just launched their annual patient survey. We have just emailed registered members of this web site but we would also encourage everyone to participate and let the doctors and staff how you feel about the service and patient care.

The survey is online during February and clicking https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cdhcsurvey2014 you will be directed […]