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 practice received a GOOD rating from the CQC***
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 .
*** New General Data Protection Regulations ***
The law for data protection changed in May 2018. For more information click here.
Use eConsult to contact us
Click on the banner on our home screen to contact us via eConsult. Do not attend the surgery unless invited, and please keep our phone lines free for emergency calls.
At-risk group & free Vitamin D supply
Over winter, millions of vulnerable individuals in England will be offered a free supply of Vitamin D by the Government. Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/at-risk-groups-to-receive-free-winter-supply-of-vitamin-d for more information. Please do not contact your GP for this as it is not managed by GP Practices and we cannot issue Vitamin D supplies for this programme.
Alcohol Advice: Drinkaware
Crawley Council are paying for patients to receive free counselling advice to reduce their alcohol intake if it is a problem. Please go to: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/ for more information.
COVID19 Vaccination Programme
The GP in Crawley and surrounding areas are going to be working together to organise the mass vaccination programme for our local area. Saxonbrook in Maidenbower has been approved as our local base. Please DO NOT contact your Practice about vaccinations or recruitment as we will contact you depending on your "risk tier" and are not managing the recruitment/applications.
Face Covering exemptions in shops**
Please be advised we are unable to provide an exemption letter or card for patients not wishing to wear a face covering in public. It is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#exemptions-to-wearing-a-face-covering-where-they-are-mandated for more information.
COVID-19 Certification for sickness
Please see " Medical Certification " for more information and the Coachmans Medical Practice letter for COVID-19 Sickness.
NEW Doorbell system
We are operating a new doorbell system at the front foor for patients attending the surgery, please speak clearly into the monitor when arriving and a receptionist will answer.
Carers Support have released a new video which explains who Carers are and help that is available to them and how to access it: Click here to watch the video
Crawley Wellbeing Support during COVID19
Crawley wellbeing are offering telephone and online support to residents and local businesses. They can support you with: 1-2-1 online appointments, nutrition, weight management, alcohol, exercise, smoking cessation, low mood, sleep and general wellbeing. Contact them on 01293 585317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FLU APPOINTMENTS UPDATE 22.10.2020
We have had a hugely successful run of flu clinics at the Practice and we appreciate our patients understanding of the changes to this years flu seasons appointment process. We still have available vaccinations for OVER 65'S. This is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please only call the Surgery if you have an invitation text, call, email or letter from us. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/coachmansmedicalpractice/posts/207497807377262 for an update. We apologise that we unfortunately have no under 65 vaccinations left, any one who is aged 16-65 and would like a flu vaccine can have this done at their local Pharmacy.
Dementia Connect Support Line
This service connects those affected by dementia with free support and advice available by telephone and online. From practical advice about living with dementia, to someone to talk to when things get tough. Call 0333 150 3456 (Mon-Wed 9am-8pm, Thurs-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm).
We are looking for patients interested in joining our patient participation group. For more information click here.
LIVI is now live
Download the LIVI App at https://bit.ly/2YwzqWu to see an NHS GP via video consultation. Open Mon-Fri 7am-10pm and Sat-Sun 8am-10pm.
NHS 111 NOW ONLINE
NHS 111 now offers access via an online website. Fore more information click here
Repeat Prescriptions are Changing
The way repeat prescriptions are carried out has changed. We now 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.
4. Email us at email@example.com
The Tilgate parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am. It's a 5km run and free to join - all you have to do is register with parkrun before your first run. Everyone runs for their own enjoyment so parkrun is open to all, whatever your pace! For more information click here.
New Cancer Support Page
Following a informative Cancer Research education meeting, we have a new page on the website aimed at providing services, support and advice to those affected by cancer. To view the page click here.
Change your drinking habits
DrinkCoach online coaching sessions offer professional, convenient and confidential discussions about your drinking where you can receive expert guidance from an alcohol treatment specialist. For more information click here .
Do you have any communication needs?
Read the following AIS Handout and if you have any communication needs listed please let a member of staff know at reception.
Autism Support Crawley
Following the success of Coachmans Medical Practice Autism Awareness Open Afternoon and the completion of staff training, we are proud to announce that Coachmans is now an Autism Friendly Practice.
Do you care for someone on the autistic spectrum or who has social communication difficulties? If so, you are warmly invited to join the Carers' Support Group of Autism Support Crawley. For more information click here.
New Cancellation Line
You can now leave an appointment cancellation message 24 hours a day by dialing 01293 583320 and selecting option 2 to leave a message on the cancellation line.