Patients Association Weekly Newsletter

We post the latest Patients Association Newsletter weekly and you can read it by going to our page for them each week (click here) where some of the recent issues are also available.



Waitrose East Grinstead Community Funding Initiative

For the month of February Waitrose East Grinstead have agreed that “The Friends of Crawley Down Health Centre PPG” can compete for a share of the £1000 they donate monthly to worthy causes. So please do some of your shopping there and use your GREEN TOKENS to vote for us.

Why we need funds.

To […]

NHS patient transport services

Travelling to hospital and healthcare facilities?

You may be able to get some help using the NHS Patient Transport Bureau

To be eligible for free non-urgent patient transport to hospital you must have a clinical need. You cannot use this service if you are visiting your GP surgery, dentist, pharmacist or optician.

For further information […]

The 10 minute per ailment/ appointment rule

Some of you seeing a doctor recently may have been aware that at times they were running very late, in fact up to an hour on occasions.

This obviously puts a strain on you the patient, the doctors and the system in general. As there are only a finite number of doctor hours available for […]

Shape the future of NHS mental health care in the South East

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is asking for people to help them plan how their services should look in the future.

The mental health trust is holding six events across the south east. People who attend will be asked to give their views on the work the Trust does already, on what they would like […]

The Care Act 2014 – what does it mean for people in West Sussex?

The Care Act starts coming into effect from April 2015. It places a series of new duties and responsibilities on local authorities (West Sussex County Council) about care and support for adults.

To educate us to as what all this means a series public meetings are planned and the one for our area is:

Thursday […]