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
Dementia Support Clinic
We would like to inform all our patients that we are now holding regular monthly clinics to provide support and advice to patients with dementia, and the families and carers of those with dementia. These clinics are run by a Dementia Support Worker from the Alzheimer's Society, and will usually be on the last Tuesday of every month. Our next clinic will be on Tuesday 28th February from 9.30-12.30.
If you are interested in finding out what help and support is available, please contact us and ask for an appointment. You do not need a referral, and any of the Practice staff can make an appointment for you. You can also attend alone as a carer or family member - you do not necessarily have to bring a patient with you. This service is available to anyone whose lives are affected by dementia, or who feel that they would benefit from knowing more about it.
Appointments & pressure on the NHS
We would like to apologise to our patients if they are currently finding it difficult to get an appointment at Leacroft Medical Practice. As you may be aware from the media, there are currently huge pressures on the NHS due to unprecedented patient demand.
Please think carefully about whether you need a GP appointment or if there may be a better solution for you.
We are sorry to inform our patients that Dr. Haidar Saad, GP Partner, will not be available to see patients at Leacroft in February due to sickness. We wish him a speedy recovery.
We would like to reassure our patients that we have recruited extra high-quality locum GPs to cover his duties, so that we can maintain our levels of service and number of appointments offered.
2016 Winter 'Flu Campaign
We will be taking bookings for 'flu vaccinations from 2pm on Monday 26th September. For further information regarding eligibility please read the attached newsletter, enquire at Reception, or call us on 01293 574747.
We also offer pneumonia and shingles vaccinations to eligible patients - please check the newsletter below or ask us if you are unsure.
2016 Flu Newsletter
The latest CQC report has now been published and can be viewed by clicking on this link : CQC REPORT
Leacroft Medical Practice's response to the report can be viewed by clicking on this link : LEACROFT MEDICAL PRACTICE RESPONSE
We regretfully wish to inform the community that from Monday 5th September, Leacroft Medical Practice will be capping its patient list. This means that with the exception of newborn babies and family members living at the same address as a current patient, we will be temporarily disallowing all new patient registrations. Existing patients will not be affected.
There is currently a national GP shortage, and this means we cannot safely continue to register new patients. We have not taken this decision lightly, and we have done so in the best interests of our existing patient population. We thank you for your understanding, and we hope we will be able to open our list again soon.
If you are not currently registered with a GP surgery and are finding it difficult to locate one, please call NHS England on 01293 729298 and ask to speak to the GP Allocation Team.
On Wednesday 13th July, we were proud to host some local charities and organisations who came to Leacroft to provide information to our patients. The organisations involved were the Carers Support service, who offered advice about the support available to carers both young and old; Springboard Project, a local community-based charity who support disabled children and young people in developing active social lives with inclusive recreational activities; and representation from the International Glaucoma Association, who raised awareness of the disease and the help available to those affected.
The day was very successful, and we would like to thank everyone involved. If you would like any further information about any of the services please contact the Practice.
The NHS Friends and Family Test
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In addition to the national Carer's Direct network, the details of which can be found in the Right-Hand Pane of the website, we would like to direct your attention towards the West Sussex-based Carer's Support group.
For further information please visit www.carerssupport.org.uk
Registered Charity Number 1123359
Our doctors, nurses and staff welcome you to Leacroft Medical practice. Please do find time to browse this website as it is designed to provide you with essential information and assistance in using our services.
Leacroft Medical practice is a fully approved training practice with approximately 9,500 registered patients. We provide a full range of medical services from our purpose built surgery located in Langley Green, Crawley, West Sussex which opened in May 2010.
We have a number of Specialist GP registrars (SGPR) in training. A SGPR can stay with us for up to 1 year and is a fully qualified and competent doctor who after a period of hospital training wishes to continue his/her career in general practice.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
(Site updated 24/02/2017)