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)

Carers Support Newsletter and Contact Details

Please find attached our Summer/Autumn Newsletter, along with listings of our Carers Support Groups.

Please click here for this information Carers Support Groups – Crawley, Horsham District and Mid Sussex July 2016 CSWS Newsletter Summer Autumn 2016 final

Best wishes

Liz Catchpole

Information Worker

My usual working days are Tuesday and Thursday

Mobile: 07900 742183 | Email: liz.catchpole@carerssupport.org.uk

Age UK – East Grinstead Branch Newsletter

Please click here Age UK PR July to read their newsletter

Do you need Physio? You can self refer yourself to The Queen Vic Hospital.

If you think you might need some physiotherapy treatment you can now self-refer yourself to The Queen Vic Hospital.

Click here for details of how to do it Physio – self referral

Latest Committee Meeting Minutes

Latest Committee Meeting Minutes

Horsham & Mid Sussex CCG Spring Newsletter

A little late to post this, I know, but have just found it myself.

Dr. Minesh Patel (Clinical Chair) of our CCG comments as follows:

“Many surgeries were originally designed and staffed to look after far fewer patients than they have now.”

Now click here to read the full text of his message HMS Newsletter Spring 2016 V4

Another interesting Patients Association Newsletter

This one has information about Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Trust being served a warning notice by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which has cited ‘unnecessary risk’ to patients as a key concern and also a hint on how the referendum result could affect NHS funding.

Click here to read

Newsletter for Friday 1st July 2016 click here

Newsletter for Friday 8th July 2016 click here


Resurfacing of path alongside the surgery

Good news!

Thanks to the efforts of committee member Caroline Custard the path has now been resurfaced.

Well done Caroline!

Patient Association Weekly Newsletters

I start a new page for these newsletters every now again when a particularly informative one is published so that they are emailed out to all register members of the website.

To read the 3rd June edition click here

This one deals with the tragic deaths of toddlers Sam Morrish and William Mead and failures in the system which contributed to their demise.

Readers will be interested to learned that our own NHS CCG’s (Horsham/Mid Sussex plus Crawley) are currently trialing a project which, if successful, will streamline services like 111 and IC24 putting them all under one central hub with trained clinicians taking telephone calls in order to provide a better service.  Once more information is available I will share it with you.

To read the Newsletter for week ending 11th June please click here

Do you live with a heart condition, chronic lung disease or diabetes?

If  so Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group invite you to a learning and engagement event on Thursday 30th June 10:00-13:00 at Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 9NN.
Over tea, coffee and a light lunch, experts will be on hand to share their experience and answer your questions about improving your support in the community.

Click here for full details:

Invitation to Community Event 30Jun2016
Dr Karen Eastman, GP
Clinical Director, Long-Term Conditions
Horsham & Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group

Patient Information Notice

The Surgery have asked us to pass on the following information:

Please note that the surgery will be closed for Protected Learning Time on Thursday 26th May 2016 from 1.00 pm.

Dispensary Upgrade – Due to up-grading of our computer system within the Dispensary Department, also on Thursday 26th May, at 11:00 am our Dispensary Department will be closed and re-open at 10:00 am on Friday 27th May to allow for stock-taking and transferring of information onto our clinical system.

This may result in some delays in receiving your prescriptions and we would ask that patients bear with us.  We apologise in advance for any inconvenience which this may cause.  We will make every endeavour to ensure that we process prescriptions as quickly as possible.