Medicines management – October CPRG- request for feedback

All PPGs are being asked for their views (as below) so please read the attached article Medicines Management CPRG Jay Voralia and give us your feed back answering these questions:

  1. Can you identify patient groups with possible scenarios and possible solutions which could apply?
  2. Can you add other patient groups to the list below?
  • Those with complex health needs
  • Those with Mental Health needs
  • Those with Disabilities
  • Those living in rural areas and living with a long term condition or vulnerability

Christmas Coffee Morning & Bric-a-Brac sale coming up Saturday 18th November

Venue: Auchinleck Court Crawley Down

Date: Saturday 18th. Nov 2017

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

Entrance Fee: £1.50 buys you a tea/coffee mince pie or biscuits.

Reason: Please come along, have a chat and help raise funds for the website and newsletter .

 More details click here:

Coffee Morning Nov 2017 ad


It is with sadness that we wish to announce that Dr Alan Clifford has decided to retire after 29 years at the practice.

His last working day will be Friday 2nd February 2018 and we wish him all the very best for the future.

We are delighted to announce that Dr Pavan Uppal will be joining our practice the week beginning 2nd January 2018.  Her normal working days will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr Bellamy will be leaving the practice to pursue other interests within the CCG at the end of December.

Dr Yousaf will be going off on maternity leave on 8th December.

Dr Saleemi will be returning back from maternity leave at the end of February 2018.

Alzheimer’s Society Sussex Helpline

Questions about Dementia?

If you are worried about someone who is confused and forgetful, affected by dementia, or concerned about your own memory call our Alzheimer’s Society Sussex Helpline . Our Advisors are here to discuss any of your concerns about all forms of dementia.

Call us now on 01403 213017

Or email us at:

[email protected]

We provide:

  • Support and a listening ear
  • Information to help you make decisions
  • How to get help locally
  • Contact with services in your area

Opening times 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, answerphone outside these hours

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Don’t forget about the Wellbeing Event being held this Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm at Chequer Mead East Grinstead

Click below for full details:

East Grinstead Health & Wellbeing Event on October 20th

Next Week: Crawley Down Care Bears Event – 1st Event

CDHC PPG Meeting 3rd October 2017

Please click here to read the minutes: CDHC-PPG-Minutes-3rd-October-2017

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

Newsletter No 9 September 2017

Click below to read the latest newsletter.

It will also be delivered to most homes in Crawley Down and Turners Hill in hard copy during the next few days>

This edition has, amongst others, articles on:

Successful Funding of a new ECG Machine

Location of Defibrillators

Same day appointments for 5 year olds

Click here to read: Newsletter No9 GR

Information on what to expect from a GP Practice and/or when onward referral occurs

This attached note has been circulated to GP practices in order to try and provide greater clarity to patients of what to expect from their GP and what happens when they are referred on for further treatment:

Click here to read: My referral and beyond

East Grinstead Health & Wellbeing Event on October 20th