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)

NOTICE FROM THE SURGERY: Technical issue with online Patient Access

The surgery have asked us to let you know that there is a current technical with the EMIS online system for patients:

“Due to technical issues surrounding Patient Access with dispensing practices, please be informed that this service has been temporarily suspended.  Emis are working hard to resolve the issue. This will mean that  those patients who regularly order prescriptions online will have to do so in writing and to book appointments you will have to call into the surgery.  You may experience a longer call wait time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this and thank you for your co-operation.”

We will try to keep you posted on when things return to normal. Please bear with the surgery and staff in the meantime.

A small update: To my knowledge this is not related to the GDPR regulations that came in on 25th May.


Latest Committee Meeting Minutes

Latest minutes are here: CDHC PPG Meeting 6th February 2018

Notice to Patients: Electronic Prescription Service goes live on 10th April

The surgery have asked us to let you know that, on Tuesday 10th April 2018, the practice will be improving the service by moving on to electronic prescribing. See our earlier post here for more details on what this means and how you can take advantage of it.

During the day doctors and staff will be trained and as such the number of available appointments will be reduced.  The surgery apologises in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and ask patients to bear with us through this process.

Have your say in shaping future local NHS Dermatology services

The NHS are proposing changes to your local dermatology services.

Our local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to hear about and use your experiences, comments and feedback to help shape a new service and are running 2 local events: 

When Where
Monday 23rd April, 2-4pm Crawley Baptist Church, Crabtree Road, RH11 7HJ
Tuesday 24th April, 10-12pm Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN

If you, a member of your family or someone you care for has seen a dermatologist recently they would like to hear your views. Or, if you are interested in how this service will be developed please do go to one of these events. They particularly want to know:

  • What works well?
  • What could be better?
  • What would you change?

Take a look at this flyer for more details: Dermatology Events Flyer FINAL 3.04.18

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Newsletter No 10 March 2018

Click here FriendsOfCDHC Newsletter No 10 to read the latest newsletter.

It has also been delivered to most homes in Crawley Down and Turners Hill in hard copy over the last few days.

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Newsletter emails update

For an unknown reason our newsletters appear to have stopped.

This is being rectified and if you can see this in a newsletter it has already been fixed.


Crawley Down Health Centre 50, Going on 60 Years Young

Caroline Custard has written a fascinating article about the history of our surgery Crawley Down Health Centre 50-60 Years Young. We hope you will find it interesting.

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Dermatology Services – engagement opportunity

Health commissioners in our CCG are working closely with our Dermatology services to review pathways. In addition to engaging with relevant  patient support organisations, commissioners are keen to invite those in our community, who have an interest in or experience of using these services,  as well as their friends and families.  If you are keen to get involved, or have your voice heard; whether in discussions about pathways, procurement, or about  how service change is communicated. Please contact Kim directly,  Email:   krickard@nhs.net