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Improved Access Service for additional GP appointments
Evening and weekend access to GP appointments Patients registered with the majority of GP Practices in Crawley can now access evening and weekend GP appointments (from 1 October 2018). Patients can attend evening and weekend appointments at a primary care hub in the town. The service was designed by NHS Crawley CCG, working in partnership with local patients and clinicians. The hubs are run by Alliance for Better Care Ltd, the local GP Federation. How to book into the hubs The GP hubs offer both routine and urgent appointments which can be booked through the patient’s own GP practice in the normal way, during normal opening hours. Clinicians working at the hubs will be able to access a patient’s medical records with your agreement.
Patients will be asked before any information is shared and can decline if they wish. Your help to design this new service In preparation for this additional, improved access to GP care we sought the views and experiences of local patients and the public through a survey, shared at the end of last year. The results of this survey can be here www.crawleyccg.nhs.uk/news/your-views-on-evening-andweekend-access-to-gp-services/
We are committed to providing all Crawley residents with improved GP access, offering more appointments at times convenient for all patients in the near future. Out of hours care If you need health help now out of service hours, patients can access GP urgent care by telephoning 111. In addition, the Urgent Treatment Centre at Crawley Hospital continues to provide health help for minor injuries and illness.
AIS GP Appointments
Dr Williamson and Dr Procter reducing number of days per week at the Practice
Dr Williamson and Dr Procter will be reducing their days per week to two each from the 1st of March. Some of their existing patients will be distributed to other Doctors within the Practice including some of our newly recruited ones in anticipation of this change.
Patient Representatives Required by NHS England
Would you like to be involved in shaping future services to be provided by your GP?
NHS England are seeking patient representatives to join a Working Group looking into Online Consultations. If you would like to know more, please follow the link below:
Online Consultation Working Group
Routine Ear Syringing
As of the 16th of August 2018 the Practice will no longer be providing routine ear syringing. It has been recognised that good ear care can be as effective and syringing and we have developed a leaflet that can be accessed via the following link:
Ear Wax Leaflet
If you find that this does not prove effective you can book an ear check with one of the Health Care Assistants who can arrange for a referral to a local specialist service for you.
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
We have now started booking appointments for the flu vaccinations from the middle of September. This year this is a different vaccination if you are over 65 years old or if you are under 65 on the day of the vaccination. Please indicate this to the reception team when you book your appointment.
We will have Saturday and weekday appointments available at both surgeries. Please call 01293 540 620 to book your appointment.