Management of Long Term/On-going Medical Conditions
On-going medical conditions including COPD, Asthma, Diabetes and Mental health will now be reviewed in a patients birthday month. This enables us to predict the number of appointments we need to offer at any given time, and ensures accurate, annual recalling of patients. Diabetics will also be asked to come for a review at 6 monthly intervals (so in their birthday month and again 6 months later). You will receive an invitation via text message if we have your mobile telephone number on file. Otherwise, we will send you a letter. Many thanks for your cooperation.
We have recently been accredited as an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Practice. If you (or someone you know who is registered with us) are ex-services, please let us know.
Click here for your patient information leaflet.
Furnace Green Surgery is a four Doctor Partnership - two female and two male. The Partners are supported by a team of Nursing and non-clinical staff with vast experience.The practice operates from its surgery premises in The Glade, Furnace Green and cares for around 7,300 patients. On the rare occasion, locum doctors also help but we have a policy of using the same locum whenever possible to give continuity of care.
Furnace Green Surgery 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. Occasionally, medical students may also spend time with the practice. The practice is visited at times by other doctors, representing KSS GP Deanery, who oversee standards of training within the practice and inspect patient records during the visit. Please notify reception if you wish to exclude your medical records from this process.
BOOK TO SEE THE SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST INSTEAD OF A GP FOR ANY BONE/MUSCLE STRAIN PROBLEMS,
or click here for a self referral form to the Musculoskeletal (physiotherapy) Team.
Drink Coach is an online support service if you would like help or advice regarding your drinking behaviour.
General Data Protection Regulation - May 25th 2018.
The law has changed from the above date. If we need to contact you about your medical care, nothing will change in regards to the new law. However, if we need to contact you regarding anything else, we need your explicit consent to do this. For example, if we need to contact you regarding an appointment, test result, call back from our triage system, etc., we are allowed to continue to do this. Anything that is classed as 'non direct medical care', we need your consent from May 25th.
You can set your preferences on how we contact you as follows: Reason for Contact confirmation form
We need you to tell us if you DO NOT want us to contact you. Please email: email@example.com
Data Protection Impact Statement for Patients
Access Records Request Form
Data Protection Privacy Notices for Patients
Proxy Access, what does it mean?
If you need medical help or advice when we are closed, please dial 111.
Only if you have a life threatening event dial 999.
Patient Self Help Information or NHS Choices Advice - Before you phone the surgery for a GP appointment, please check if you could self manage yourself first.
Should you have the need to be referred by your GP to the hospital, please check out this patient leaflet as it describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant at a hospital or a community health centre.
Patient Referral Checklist Leaflet
See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times.
We are all grateful for the National Health Service in the UK but, did you know that it costs:
£ 00.46 to click on the NHS Choices Website
£ 23.00 to call NHS 111
£ 32.00 for a GP appointment
£124.00 to visit A&E - before any treatment
£191.00 for an Outpatient appointment
£502.00 for an average hospital stay
Please call 111 instead of going to A&E if you are experiencing a non life threatening event.
Subject to Violence or Abuse? Girls and Young Women’s Counselling at the YMCA working with young women aged 16-25 who are affected by insecure housing and/or violence. This is a free service for young women in Crawley.
Sussex Oakleaf - Need someone to talk to?
Find It Out Centre - Information and advice for those aged 13 - 25 or aged 11 - 12 if accompanied by a parent.
Can help with:Employment and Training, Careers, Education, Housing, Homelessness, Money, Justice and Equality, Health, Family and Relationships, C Card Distribution and much more.
Find, Get, Give is a YMCA produced national website that supports young people, parents and carers and professionals around mental health. The site has been co-produced with young people and provides access to a range of self-help tools, resources, guides and blogs as well as a service directory of national mental health services that young people can rate and review https://findgetgive.com/
For information and advice about mental health support the following websites are also available for young people, parents and carers and professionals:
Young Minds: Includes resource booklets, self-help guides, service directory and a parent and carers helpline https://youngminds.org.uk/
Your Space: West Sussex’s site for young people, includes information on Find It Out Centre's and other local support services https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/
There is now a section on the West Sussex Local Offer where you will be able to access information about Schools and Colleges emotional health and wellbeing. https://westsussex.local-offer.org/
And now..... something for the kids
Change for Life - Click here for fun, food and activities
10 Commandments of Health (youtube video)
What does Sugar do? (youtube video)
Crawley Deaf Social Club meet every 3rd Saturday (except January and August) at Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Crawley. For more info contact John Redwood firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE, THIS SURGERY TAKES PART IN CLINICAL RESEARCH.
(Site updated 22/01/2020)