New Physician Associate at Poundhill Medical Group
The Practice is pleased to welcome Francesca Davies-Meyers as a Physician Associate
What is a Physician Associate (PA)?
A physician associate is a dependent health care professional who has been trained in the medical model and works with supervision of a doctor or surgeon. PAs obtain medical histories, conduct comprehensive physical exams, request and interpret tests, diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries, and counsel on preventive health care.
In a GP surgery, PAs see patients of all ages for acute and chronic medical care. PAs can refer patients to other services or to A & E when clinically appropriate. Other duties include home visits, prescription reauthorisation, review of incoming post and laboratory results.
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
We have now started booking appointments for the flu vaccinations from the middle of September.
We will have Saturday and weekday appointments available at both surgeries. Please call 01293 540 620 to book your appointment.
Medication requests 3 working days for repeat items and 5 days for any other item
Please allow three working days from the time you submit your request to the Practice for any item on your repeat list and 5 working days for any other item.
Ear syringing is available from the practice. Please contact the practice for advice before booking your nurse appointment.
Please see the latest update on current and new health care initiatives from our local Commissioning Groups.
Practice Clinical Research - see our page for the latest studies we are involved in
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