Welcome to Cowfold Medical Group
The Surgeries in Cowfold and Partridge Green provide the highest quality healthcare to patients in the West Sussex area. Our doctors, nurses and ancillary staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and we hope this surgery website will help keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide and how to access them, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. We welcome your feedback on the site to improve our online services and further develop its contents.
You will also be able to access any surveys we are running via the website.
CORONAVIRUS - URGENT Message from the Surgery
PLEASE NOTE PARTRIDGE GREEN SURGERY IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PARTRIDGE GREEN SURGERY WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 9AM-10AM EVERY DAY FOR PATIENTS TO COLLECT THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS ONLY
PLEASE NOTE THE DISPENSARY AT COWFOLD WILL NOW CLOSE FROM 1PM ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Please DO NOT attend the Surgery! Below are links to further information and advice:
NHS Information and Advice
Patients with Learning Disabilities or Accessible Information Standard requirement, read the information here
Stay at Home advice line
Following guidance from Public Health England, the advice is as follows:
If you have symptoms of either a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough, please
- self-isolate at home for 7 days
- do not visit the GP surgery, dispensary or the hospital.
This will help protect others in our community while you are still infectious.
Swabs - GP practices are not currently able to take swabs to confirm coronavirus infection in the community. If you have mild symptoms, you do not need to contact 111 to inform them you are self-isolating at home.
“Stay at home” guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection” - please click on link above.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call 111 if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.
As a Practice, we want to continue to be able to care for our patients but in a way that reduces as much as possible the risk of spreading the virus to patients and staff. As a result, if you have an appointment already booked, please be prepared for the surgery to contact you, either by phone or text, to cancel non-urgent appointments, or change them to a telephone or video consultation. We will be using telephone calls for clinicians to triage urgent, on the day appointment requests and where appropriate offer appointments at either Cowfold or Partridge Green sites. It is possible that you will be asked to wait in your car until your appointment, and be greeted by a GP or nurse wearing a facemask, gloves and apron, and enter the building through a different door.
We appreciate that this is a rapidly evolving and concerning time and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please help us to help you. Thank you.
UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 INFECTION AND THE USE OF ACE INHIBTORS OR ARB MEDICATIONS
It has been suggested in the press and social media recently that some commonly used drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure (namely ACE inhibitors e.g.Ramipril or ARBS e.g. Losartan) may be associated with an increased risk of infection with COVID-19/coronavirus.
On 13th March 2020, the Council on Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology released a statement that there was no clinical or scientific evidence to suggest that taking these medications were associated with any harmful effect in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. They strongly recommend that patients continue to take their usual treatment for high blood pressure.
Online appointment booking may be temporarily suspended in line with national NHS guidance due to the Coronavirus spread. Please contact the surgery for further information.
We would like to invite Patients to join a Patient Representative Group for their feedback and to help us improve the services we offer.
Please see our "Patient Representative Group" tab on the right hand side of your screen.
(Site updated 30/03/2020)