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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) – A new way to get your medicines and appliances

The surgery have asked us to share this news with you. It looks like a very useful new way for the doctors to more efficiently send your prescription to your preferred pharmacy:

On the 10th April 2018 we are moving over to Electronic Prescribing. We have provided some information below about what this means, how […]

The Hub – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In the course of setting up and early stages of the pilot and number of questions have come in from patients. Our CCG has collected these questions and provided to us the following list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers:

1. Why do I need to travel to an appointment? Can’t these appointments […]

Care Co-ordination at Crawley Down Health Centre

We are keen to raise awareness of the excellent work being done by our practice Care Co-ordinator, Jane Oldacre. This brochure describes the services available and how they can be accessed. Click the link: CDHC Care Coordinator booklet – web version

This document is a PDF file which requires PDF reader software to be read. […]

Important notice to patients of Crawley Down Health Centre

The practice have asked us to share this:

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS OF CRAWLEY DOWN HEALTH CENTRE

We have been experiencing over the last few years an ongoing issue with Doctor staffing levels. This is a situation experienced nationally – not just at Crawley Down.

We are in a […]

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 […]