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

Why is it so difficult to get an appointment?

Dr Jefferies has written an excellent article about why it is so difficult to get an appointment. Click here to read it. It explains a lot of the history and challenges that the NHS and GPs face in providing you with a local health service.

This document is a PDF file which requires PDF reader […]

Elephant Feet

If you have been to the surgery recently you may have seen a development in the waiting area. If you have not then this is what they look like:

These Chair Raisers or, as they are often called, Elephant Feet, are there to raise the height of a seat to make it more accessible to […]

Fund Raising Update for the Blood Pressure Monitor

As many of you will know by now, we are working to raise funds to purchase a 2nd Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor for the surgery.

We have followed a number of approaches including:

A stall at the Crawley Down Village Fayre Approaching local organisations that award grants for community initiatives Contacting local community minded businesses […]

Reminder Message From The Surgery Re Appointments And Prescriptions During New Computer Installation

DEAR PATIENTS – ADVANCE NOTICE

On 23rd June, we will be installing a new clinical system, with greater speed, stability and functionality. We expect this to improve significantly the service we offer to you.

All staff will need to be trained on the system so please bear with us during and after the handover.

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The Practice Leaflet has been Updated

Click below to see the new leaflet which has now been updated and redrafted. It is available at the surgery and on their own website. Surgery Leaflet

Fasting Blood Test Protocol

If you are having to do a blood test these are the rules:

 

“Nothing to eat or drink for 12 hours before the test, but please drink plenty of water”.

“Please take all your regular medication”

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Training Days Closure Information

Here is a notice from the surgery about some forthcoming closure times:

Training Days Our GPs and nurses are booked on a training course from 12.30pm on the afternoon of Wednesday 24th September.

Our GPs are booked on a further training course on Thursday 6th November, again from 12.30pm.

Should you […]

New Doctors coming to Crawley Down Health Centre

We have been advised by the surgery that we we have 3 new doctors starting in the near future:

Dr Layo Osoba starting 4th August and she will be taking over from Dr Croucher Dr Neelum Saleemi will be starting 23rd June, replacing Dr Mohammad, and Dr Reshma Shah will be covering Dr Kanga’s maternity […]

Message from the Practice about ordering Repeat Prescriptions using Online Access (Vision Online)

Dear Patients

Please note you will not be able to order your prescriptions, using Vision Online, (the web based system where, if registered, you can also book appointments), if you do not have items on repeat which have already been authorised by your GP.

However, requests can be emailed direct to our prescription team […]