Invitation: Coffee Morning on 24th November

Calling all Waitrose Customers

We are delighted to tell that Waitrose in East Grinstead have selected the Friends of Crawley Down Health Centre as one of their Community Matters nominated local causes for October.

 

If you are willing to use your green token(s) to support us supporting the surgery it would be fantastic.

We will let you know […]

Repeat Prescriptions Are Changing

We have been advised of a change to the way repeat prescriptions are handled:

Your GP surgery will now only accept prescription requests from you or your carer. Pharmacies will no longer be able to do this for you.

What do I need to do?

There are three different ways to order your medicines:

Ordering […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Care Quality Commission Report of GP Surgeries

The government have just published an analysis of GP surgeries to identify risks to patient care. The good news is that our surgery is in band 6 which is the lowest risk band:

The report for Crawley Down Health Centre is available as a PDF file click here.

The analysis was done using a […]

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