Easter Closing 2018
Please note Leacroft Medical Practice will be closed for routine enquiries from Friday 30th April until Tuesday 3rd April. We will have some limited appointments and some limited minor illness and injury Crawley Access Hub appointments available on Saturday 30th April at Leacroft between 8am and 12pm. These appointments will be bookable from 8am Thursday morning until capcaity is reached. Our telephone lines will be closed from Thursday, 6pm until Tuesday, 8am. Test results and prescription ordering will still be available 24 hours a day if you have signed up for Online Services.
If you need urgent medical assistance when we are closed, please call 111 or visit the Urgent Care Center at Crawley Hospital. If you have a medical emergency please call 999.
Many congratulations to our Nurse Partner Joan Jefferis, who was presented with her Nursing degree last weekend.
Saturday Morning Opening - Starting 17th February
In order to improve access for all our patients, and especially our working patients, we will be trialling Saturday morning clinics with our doctors between 17th February and 31st March 2018. Appointments will be available to book up to 1 week in advance. Please let us know at Reception if this service is convenient for you, as your feedback will help us to evaluate the service.
Choosing the right service
Please refer to the chart below to see if a call to our surgery is the best option for you. Many minor illnesses can be dealt with most quickly by visiting your local community pharmacist.
You can now refer yourself to physiotherapy without seeing your GP first if you are a registered patient at Leacroft Medical Practice.
Physiotherapists treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions such as:
- Joint pains
- Spinal pain
- Arthritis management
- Rehab following surgery
- Sports injuries
If you would like your condition to be assessed please click the link below and complete the online referral form.
Sussex MSK Online Self-Referral Form
CRAWLEY ACCESS HUB
Beginning Monday 20th November, Leacroft Medical Practice will be participating in and sometimes hosting the new Crawley Access Hub GP service. This service is designed to increase the number of appointments available in normal opening hours to all Crawley patients.
The Crawley Access Hub is a new type of service in which several practices work together to try to meet the increasing demand on GP services. It means that you may be offered a GP appointment at another local surgery where the hub is operating. The hub will operate from various surgeries on different days, including Leacroft.
It is a challenge for all local practices to meet demand, and we understand that sometimes it is not possible or desirable to wait at the Urgent Care Centre to see a GP. If you require an urgent on the day appointment, which is not related to a long term or ongoing condition, Crawley Access Hub may be able to see you. Please note you will need to give consent for the GP at the Crawley Access Hub to view your medical record in order to treat you. Without your consent, we will not be able to offer an appointment. Please also note that this new service does not guarantee to provide an appointment, but it will increase the number of appointments available for urgent same-day requests.
Link to our profile on CQC website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-548084556
Link to the report from the revisit: CQC Final Report 2016-17
Leacroft Medical Practice is extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded a national PACE Setter award for our work in assisting children and young people, particularly those with complex medical needs. The majority of the work was initiated and performed by Dr. Patience Okorie, who has sadly left us but is now Paediatrics Lead at Crawley CCG. We have continued with the initiatives that she has put in place and are also continuing to develop and build on them.
Full article available here: http://www.crawleyccg.nhs.uk/news/awards-season-at-leacroft-medical-practice/#.WLAnyzjz5Fs
(Site updated 28/03/2018)