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Peer Support campaign encourages young people to seek support from peers

21/03/2019

The NHS Youth Forum also encourages services to provide opportunities for peer support to take place

Going Local referrers (L-R) Leona Dore, Tom Visconti, James Hardy and Emma Morris

Pioneering project helping GP patients get help in the community to be expanded

14/03/2019

A project which has helped over 1,000 people with problems such as social isolation, debt and housing difficulties is to be rolled out across Adur and Worthing

Weekly 'Sporting memories' group in Worthing for people affected by dementia

13/03/2019

Older sports fans can share their love of sport in a relaxed environment

Today is the day…and tomorrow, and even the day after

12/03/2019

Thousands of people across the country are beginning their smokefree journey this week and you can join them.

1 in 4 miss their cervical screening appointment

05/03/2019

The local NHS is urging women to respond to their cervical screening invitation letters, and if they missed previous invites, to book an appointment at their GP practice.

Family fun and free activities for all ages at the Regis BIG Event

28/02/2019

Come and find out what is happening in your local area helping you to keep healthy, stay well and feeling good

Invite to a public meeting to talk about health services in Midhurst

26/02/2019

Local doctors and health professionals are looking at how health and care services could best support people in and around Midhurst now and for the future - and we want to hear from you.

Plans for Littlehampton and Rustington GP practices to merge

25/02/2019

Fitzalan Medical Group is planning to join forces with Westcourt Medical Centre and The Park Surgery to form a new 40,000 patient practice.

Need to see a GP or nurse this half term? Think the evening and weekends

19/02/2019

In October last year evening and weekend appointments went live across Coastal West Sussex and more than 17000 people have benefited.

February 2019 pop-up dementia hubs by Dementia Friendly Worthing

06/02/2019

Various events are taking place in Worthing over the coming weeks for people living with dementia and for their friends, family and carers

People urged to check on vulnerable neighbours

01/02/2019

A forecast of low temperatures this week has raised calls for people to check on their neighbours, especially those who are elderly, housebound or those who may be vulnerable.

Latest news: The Lawns Surgery closure

31/01/2019

Dr Shlosberg, the GP Partner at The Lawns Surgery in Rustington, has formally informed NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), of his intention to retire this summer, and as a result The Lawns Surgery will close on 30 June 2019.

Your chance to influence the future of our local NHS

30/01/2019

Local people and clinical staff are being asked to help answer questions about the future of the local NHS in a series of engagement events across Sussex and East Surrey.

Do you care for a loved one living with dementia?

29/01/2019

Come to a free event in Littlehampton with a talk from Care UK

Watch the CCG's January 2019 Governing Body meeting videos online

28/01/2019

Videos of the CCG’s Governing Body meeting in public are now available to view

NHS health warning as freezing temperatures predicted to hit

25/01/2019

The local NHS is urging residents to look after themselves after the Met Office issued a Cold Weather Alert for the region over the coming days

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England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals rates Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as Outstanding

18/01/2019

The Chief Inspector of Hospitals has praised staff in Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust for their work which has led to the trust’s Outstanding rating.

Calling all women…time to get checked

16/01/2019

Right now the number of women attending their smear test is at a 21 year low and is declining across the UK.

Pop-up dementia hub by Dementia Friendly Worthing

08/01/2019

Various events are taking place in Worthing over the coming months for people living with dementia and for their friends, family and carers

NHS Long Term Plan to tackle major killer conditions and save up to half a million lives

07/01/2019

The NHS long term plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer.

Chief Inspector of Hospitals recommends Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is taken out of special measures

07/01/2019

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust should be taken out of special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Memory Cafe: Dementia friendly events in Worthing

07/01/2019

A new local service for people with memory loss, Alzheimers or other dementias and their carers.

New Chief Executive appointment for CCGs

04/01/2019

The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Sussex and East Surrey have appointed Adam Doyle as their single substantive Chief Executive Officer.

Evening and weekend appointments available over the festivities

19/12/2018

On 01 October 2018, GP and nurse appointments during the evening and at the weekend went live across Coastal West Sussex.

National recognition for the YES team

19/12/2018

The Youth Emotional Support (YES) team has received national recognition for the work it does to support young people in West Sussex with a range of mental health and wellbeing needs.

How to contact the communications team

You can reach our communication team by:

  • Calling – 01903 707447
  • Emailing – contactus.coastal@nhs.net
  • Writing to – Communications Team, NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, 1 The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN12 6BT