Welcome to Newtons Practice Website
Newtons Practice is an established medical centre with eight doctors serving nearly 14,000 patients in the Haywards Heath area. Centrally located in the town, the surgery provides the highest quality healthcare.
Our Practice opening times are 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday - Please note we no longer offer late evening appointments.
Please note any emergencies should be called through before 6pm as our phone lines go over at this time. You'll be triaged and be able to speak to the 'Duty Doctor' as they are the only on call emergency doctor available. (Appointments and routine enquiries cannot be dealt with during this time).
Dr While is retiring on the 31st July 2018
After 35 years with the practice as a partner, Dr while will be retiring.
In this time she has worked with a succession of partners in a developing patient focused care. She took on the role of senior partner 8 years ago.
Through her career, Dr while qualified to become a GP trainer, focusing in training doctors to become GP's.
As a member for many years and a fellow for the last ten years, of the faculty sexual and reproductive health, she has managed the practice Gynea clinic and supportive other GP's through this specialist training.
The royal college of GP's awarded her a fellowship three years ago, for her hard work and dedication.
She has consulted with many thousands of patients over the years and we want YOU to have the opportunity of writing some words on the cards provided which we intend putting in a book for her to read in her retirement.
We also have a collection should you wish to contribute. The reception team have envelopes.
Thank you in advance
Dr Murchison is unfortunately undergoing emergency treatment at the moment and is therefore expected to be away from the practice for some time.
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 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 or you can call them on 0300 311 2233. 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.- June 2016
Reviewed 29th June 2018
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.
Please make sure you give us your up to date mobile phone number and notify us if you are happy for a message to be left should you not answer.
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.
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 20/07/2018)