GP practice opens in Crawley community centre

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A new GP practice has opened in Ifield West Community Centre.

Langley Corner Surgery’s branch in Hyde Drive held a ‘grand-opening’ drop-in session on Friday (July 24).

Dr Ketan Kansagra, a Langley Corner GP partner, said the site would increase residents’ access to GP services and added: “Thanks to a partnership with the [borough] council and support from NHS Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group we can also use the space to host other health and social care services for the benefit of all our patients and the local community.”

The service will offer appointments with several of the Langley Corner Surgery doctors and nurses on Monday afternoons, Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings.

The practice will provide same day and pre-booked GP appointments, nurse appointments, NHS health checks and one blood test clinic a week. All other services, for example telephone appointments, minor operations and contraception, will continue to be available at their main practice building on Ifield Green.

Councillor Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Wellbeing, said: “This is a fantastic project and it’s looking to be a great success. It began with the cornerstone of good community engagement work – our residents! They told us what their priorities were and we’ve worked hard to make them a reality.

“We were initially unsure if we could help with a healthcare facility as this is not within the control of the borough council but with some determination, enthusiasm and good community facilities, we were able to get the right debates flowing to get the project off the ground.”

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