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.

Glynn Roche (Co-Chair of The Friends of Crawley Down Health Centre)

Thank you CDRA!

A huge thank you to the Crawley Down Residents Association for the award of a grant for £295 toward the cost of a Paedeatric Pulse Oximeter for use by the clinical team at the surgery.

Most will be familiar with that device doctors clip to the end of your finger and which tells them how much oxygen is circulating in your blood. This is an adult Pulse Oximeter.

It is a very useful diagnostic to assess the health of adults but not at all easy to use with a very small infant. This is where the Paedeatric Pulse Oximeter comes into its own as it wraps around the infant’s foot and can then give good accurate measurements. NHS surgeries are not normally equipped with these devices and making this one available in the local health centre will provide patients with more accurate diagnoses without having to travel to a different place. 

The overall cost of the monitor is £540 and the rest of the funds have come from donations of the good people in and around Crawley Down, Turners Hill, Sharpthorne, Copthorne, Domewood, West Hoathly and Felbridge.

Thank you all for your awesome support!  

Latest Committee Meeting Minutes

Latest minutes are here: CDHC PPG Meeting 1st October 2019 (meeting number 44)

We have also caught up publishing the minutes of previous meetings. See here for all previous minutes.

Friends of Crawley Down Health Centre invite you to a Coffee Morning – THIS SATURDAY (2nd November)

Where? Auchinleck Court, Crawley Down
When? Saturday 2nd November, 10am to Midday
How much?  Entrance fee £1.50, first cake and coffee free
What will be there?    Raffle, cake stall, bric a brac, tombola
Why? We are:

  1. Raising funds for additional equipment in the surgery in areas that the NHS do not provide.

  2. Raising awareness of this Patient Participation Group – and the activities we do to increase engagement between the surgery and the community.

CDHC PPG Meeting 1st October 2019 (meeting number 44)

Please click here to read the minutes: 20191001 CDHC PPG Minutes – Meeting 44 FINALv3

This document is a 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

CDHC PPG Meeting and AGM 2nd July 2019 (meeting number 43)

Please click here to read the minutes: 20190702 CDHC PPG Minutes – Meeting 43 and AGM Final

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Unsolicited calls offering Free NHS Health Checks

The surgery have been in touch to let me know that some patients have been receiving calls from a company called Healthy Extras who are calling people up and and offering patients free NHS Health Checks at a pharmacy close to where they live.

They have asked me to let you know that these calls are not being initiated by the surgery and the surgery have not provided any information to this firm.

I think that if you do get a call from Healthy Extras (or any other such organisation) you can be sure the information has not come from the surgery and; a) you might want to ask them how they got your details, and b) be very careful confirming anything or providing your own personal information. 


At Last! Newsletter No. 11

After a bit of a pause we have published edition 11 of the newsletter.

As before, it contains lots of useful information and some more details from Dr. Jefferies on the new Modality Partnership that the practice is now part of.

There is also one errata – the date of the AGM – which has had to be moved for practical reasons and is now taking place at 1830 on 2nd July.

The printed version is is being distributed around the surgery’s catchment area and available in the surgery reception and online here. Additional printed copies are available just let me know.

Glynn Roche


New! Prevention of Falls Classes

Mid Sussex Wellbalanced are running classes on the Prevention of Falls at the Haven Centre every Tuesday from 4 th June from 1230 to 1330.

To attend, it is necessary to get a referral from your GP or a health professional.  For further details, check their website http://midsussexwellbalanced.online/

Presentation at the Crawley Down Monday Club this Monday 13th May

Caroline Custard has asked me to share the following information.

There will be a presentation at the Luncheon Club this Monday 13th May by Appetito, a supplier of ready made meals. This will take place at the Haven Centre. Arrive at 1.30. Tea and coffee will be provided.

CDHC PPG Meeting 2nd April 2019 (meeting number 42)

Please click here to read the minutes: 20190402 CDHC PPG Minutes – Meeting 42 FINAL V02

This document is a 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