About the Practice
Southgate Medical Group is a group of 6 doctors - 5 female and
1 male - working as a general partnership known as
Dr Bhargava and Partners. The practice operates from 137 Brighton Road, Crawley and the partnership cares for over
Dr Philip Wynn-Jones started the practice when he first came to Crawley in 1956 and his first surgery was in a flat on the Brighton Road, which later moved to 2 Forester Road. In 2011 the partnership moved to a purpose built surgery in Brighton Road which enables the Doctors to offer more healthcare services to its patients.
There have been many changes in the Doctors over the years since Dr
Wynn-Jones retired in 1982. Dr Kirwan retired in 1991 having been in the
practice since 1969. Dr Wellbelove joined in 1971 & retired in 1997. Dr
Blechynden joined in 1982 & retired in August 2014, Dr Bhargava joined
in 1991, Dr Wilkinson joined in 1997, Dr Patel joined in 2011 and left
in February 2016, Dr Morgan joined in 2012, Dr Olivier joined in 2013,
Dr Hill joined in April 2014 & Dr Slater joined in November 2016. Dr’s Bhargava, Wilkinson & Olivier are Partners & Dr’s Morgan, Hill & Slater are salaried GP's.
The Practice has a long commitment to prevention of disease & health promotion. The Doctors & their supporting staff continue to update their skills & expertise by attendance at both in-house & external training. The shared vision for the practice is to provide out of hospital integrated care for its patients.
This includes providing other healthcare services such as Minor Surgery, Hearing Services, Wellbeing Clinics, Mental Health and Social Prescribing alongside Fracture Liaison Services and Carer Support in addition to GP & Nursing services. The Proactive Care Team (a team who support the patients of all surgeries in Crawley with long-term health conditions or complex health & social care needs) are based at Southgate Medical Group & occupy the first floor.