Welcome to Newtons Practice Website
We offer GP Appointments on line - please go into the appointments page and click on the 'on line' tab for details.
Newtons Practice is an established medical centre with eleven doctors serving nearly 14,000 patients in the Haywards Heath area. Centrally located in the town, the surgery provides the highest quality healthcare.
Our Normal Practice Opening times are 8.00am to 6.30*pm Monday to Friday. Please note that between 6.00 and 6.30 our emergency on call 'Duty Doctor' is the only person available to speak to on the phone. (Appointments and routine enquiries cannot be dealt with during this time).
See the Appointments Page for more information and details of our extended surgery opening times (by appointment only).
Have you been referred to the hospital for an outpatient appointment and have still not heard, please go to the Appointments Hospital 'Tab' and use the link to show you what the current waiting times are.
WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Newtons Practice list size has increased over the last few years due to new housing in the area. We have introduced the daily Urgent Care Clinic to try and meet this demand, and have subsequently found this has also increased the amount of people wanting to register at the practice. This additional work means that we are finding it difficult to sustain a workload that is safe and manageable.
We have therefore taken the very difficult decision to ‘cap’ our list size. This means we will not be registering new patients for the next 3 months or until our list size falls to a more manageable number. We have advised NHS England of this decision.
Information on where to register at other surgeries in the area can be found on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk We regret that we have had no alternative but to reach this decision but feel that patient safety for our existing patient population is paramount.
The Partners of Newtons Practice
If you do not have access to the internet and need to register with a new practice please contact NHS England on 0300 311 2233 for details of practices which are currently accepting new patients.
Reviewed January 2017
WHEN WE ARE CLOSED: Should you need the services of a GP when we are closed please contact our Out of Hours Provider - via telephone number 111. They will advise you as to which is the most appropriate service for your immediate needs. If you need to be seen by a doctor, they will transfer your call to 'IC24', an out of hours GP service.
Your call will be triaged and if appropriate they will ask you to come into their base at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.They will also contact us with details of your telephone call or visit when we re-open so your medical records will be kept up to date.
We are pleased to be able to offer all our patients the opportunity of checking their blood pressure and weight using the equipment in the waiting room located behind the screens.
When our practice list opens again -new patients registering with the practice will be automatically invited to measure their BP at the point of registration. Instructions are available, please ask a receptionist to assist you. You can discuss your result with your GP/Nurse at your next consultation.
There is access for disabled patients from the car park. All the consulting rooms are on one level. Please allow plenty of time for parking as it is often full and spaces are very limited.
(Site updated 02/02/2017)