Ifield Medical Practice
AFTERNOON CLOSURE - Wednesday 20 September 2017
Most GP surgeries in Crawley will be closed for Protected Learning Time for the afternoon of WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2017.
Ifield Medical Practice will be closed from 12.30pm for the afternoon and will be re-opening at 8.30am on THURSDAY 21st September 2017. We are sorry for inconvenience.
An emergency service will be in place during the afternoon with the 111 telephone service and IC24 providing the on call service for emergency appointment and/or home visits.
If you require any health advice in the first instance please call 111. NHS111 is a free telephone call providing patient with expert health advice and reassurance
If your condition is life threatening then call 999.
Flu Season 2017-18
We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations. We will be running bookable and walk-in clinics on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 September. We have an improved vaccination on offer this year, so book early whilst we still have some available.
You are eligible for a free vaccination if you:
- are 65 years of age and over on March 31 2018 (ie. born before March 31 1953)
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions such as:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis (MS)
- problems with your spleen – for example sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
WE WILL BE COMBINING OUR FLU CLINIC ON 29 SEPTEMBER WITH A MACMILLAN COFFEE AFTERNOON WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP. PLEASE FEEL TO JOIN US FOR A CUP OF TEA OR COFFEE AND SOME CAKE WHILST YOU ARE HERE FOR YOUR FLU VACCINATION
You can now refer yourself to physiotherapy without seeing your GP first.
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 complete the online referral form at the link below or pick up a paper form from our reception team.
Sussex MSK Online Self-Referral Form
Unfortunately we unable to continue to offer our Extended Hours service on a Wednesday evening as we are unable to staff these hours. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
How are we doing?
Did you get great care last time you attended the surgery. Please give us your feedback at: www.iwantgreatcare.org/gpsurgeries/ifield-medical-practice
All patients now have a named allocated GP, this does not affect your choice of clinician when you request an appointment. If you wish to know who your allocated GP is, please contact us.
The Ifield Medical practice is a group of six doctors - three female and three male - working as a general partnership known as Ifield Medical practice. The partnership cares for around 10,000 patients.
The practice has been approved for GP and medical student training. Each year one or more fully qualified doctors with experience in hospital medicine may spend time with the practice as part of their preparation to become general practitioners. They share all aspects of patient care and the partners welcome their contribution to the team. Occasionally, medical students, district nurses in training and student community midwives may also spend time with the practice.
If you are unwell out of hours, please Choose Well and choose the most appropriate service.
Online access to your medical record is now available , as well as the ability to book/cancel appointments and order repeat medication online. These services are available for all patients over the age of 16. If you wish to take advantage of this service, please read the information leaflet and complete the registration form below and bring it into reception with some photo id. We will require photo id for all online access going forward.
Patient information leaflet
Patient Access Registration Form
In view of patient safety it is sometimes necessary to move medication from the repeat list to acute medication. This does not mean that the medication has been stopped, but it cannot be ordered on-line.
(Site updated 19/09/2017)