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.
Patients are advised that the practice still experiences intermittent technical issues with its telephone system, this is a wider area issue and not unique to Cowfold Medical Group. We are assured that the technical wizards are working on this and hope to resolve these issues shortly.
Meanwhile, would patients please make use of the e-consult functionality accessible through this website (see banner), call NHS111 by dialling 111 for non-urgent advice or 999 for emergency healthcare.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while the engineers work towards a solution.
CORONAVIRUS - updates for our patients
PARTRIDGE GREEN SURGERY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS BUT WILL REMAIN OPEN BETWEEN 09:00 and 10:00 MONDAY AND THURSDAY FOR PRESCRIPTION COLLECTIONS ONLY.
COWFOLD DISPENSARY IS CLOSED FROM 13:00 ON MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS AND ON WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
DO YOU REQUIRE HELP FROM AN NHS VOLUNTEER? Please click link NHS Volunteer Website.
Please DO NOT attend the Surgery! Below are links to further information and advice:
NHS Information and Advice
Child unwell - Advice
Pregnant? Look after yourself information
Pregnant? Planning your birth information
New Born Baby - how to look after in these times info
Patients with Learning Disabilities or Accessible Information Standard requirement, read the information here
Stay at Home advice line
Domestic Abuse Help: Information for patients in Sussex; Contact numbers: West Sussex 0330 222 8181, Brighton & Hove 0300 323 9985
Watch the Sussex Police short film on domestic abuse here: You-Are-Not-Alone
New Registrations: Anyone wishing to register at the surgery, please refer to further information and instructions first by clicking the 'New Patients' tab above.
Following guidance from Public Health England, the advice is as follows:
Advice in other languages, please follow this link: Corona Virus advice in Other Languages
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 23/07/2020)