Welcome to Coachmans Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
The NHS has launched the NHS App with access to your record included
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. For details click here The New NHS App
Repeat Prescriptions are Changing
From the 3rd December 2018 we will only accept prescription requests from you or your carer. Pharmacies will no longer be able to do this for you.
What do you need to do?
1. Order online through our website (after registration)
2. Visit the practice and order in person
3. Post your repeat prescription request to us.
Self-refer for Physio
You can now self-refer to physio at Sussex MSK Partnership. Please fill in one of two form for Hand & Wrist or Crawley for all other.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
The NHS has published guides to making the most of your GP appointment and getting medical treatment when it's not an emergency at https://www.sussexhelpmy.nhs.uk/
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The Crawley practices are carrying out a Diabetes survey to help improve the service to local Diabetics. If you are Diabetic and wish to take part please go to : https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CrawleyDiabetesGPServices/
The clinicians of the practice occasionally attend training organised by the local CCG to keep themselves up to date with the latest requirements. On these days the practice is closed for the afternoon with urgent cover by NHS 111 organised by the CCG.
Coachmans Medical practice has been approved for GP and medical student training and 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.
How are we doing ?
The NHS have carried out a survey of all practices and Coachmans have done very well in the Crawley CCG group, especialy the reception staff, click to view a extract of the report click here GP Patient Survey Results Summary
To view the whole report from July 2017 click here.
The practice was recently inspected by CQC ( Care Quality Commission ) and we are pleased to report that we received a GOOD rating from them. If you wish to see the report please click here CQC Report. Did you get great care last time you attended the surgery. Please give us your feedback at: www.iwantgreatcare.org
Complaints and Compliments
If you have a complaint or concern about the service you have received from the doctors or any staff working at the practice, please let us know. We operate a practice complaints procedure as part of a National Health system for dealing with complaints. Our aim is to try and give you the highest possible standard of service and we try to deal swifty with any problems that may occur. Please follow this link for the practice complaints procedure. If you have any queries regarding the process you would like to discuss further, please contact the practice manager, Sarah Ruse on 01293 583320.
We are continually overwhelmed with the number of compliments we receive at Coachmans and really appreciate the time and effort our patients take to do this. It is a great morale booster to those who are on the receiving end as well as the team as a whole so please do keep them coming!
Why does the receptionist need to ask what's wrong with you?
The receptionists are members of the practice team and it has been agreed that they should ask patients 'why they need to be seen'. Reception staff are trained to ask certain questions in order to ensure that you receive the most appropriate medical care from the most appropriate medical professional at the most appropriate time. Reception staff, like all members of the team, are bound by confidentiality rules.
(Site updated 02/04/2019)