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Under half of those at risk of serious illness getting free flu jab


People living with a long term health condition are being urged to protect themselves from becoming seriously ill this winter with a free flu jab

Help us help you this winter by getting your flu vaccination - it’s free because you need it


Certain groups are at particular risk from flu and vaccination is still the best protection we have against this unpredictable virus

Thousands of people in West Sussex set to benefit from improved GP care


Patients visiting their GP in West Sussex will be offered better access to specialist health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan

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


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.

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CCG position in relation to FreeStyle® Libre glucose monitoring


The latest position on FreeStyle® Libre availability

Time to Talk Health service making a real difference for patients in Coastal West Sussex


The free NHS Time to Talk Health service offers talking therapies for people who are finding it difficult to cope with their long-term health conditions.

Local woman who nearly lost arm after antibiotics couldn’t cure a septic horsefly bite backs new campaign to ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’


New campaign in Surrey, Sussex and Kent highlights taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk

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NHS bids to increase the number of people with learning disabilities with an annual health check


People with learning disabilities have poorer physical and mental health compared to others – but this doesn’t need to be the case.

Support for carers and education are key to diabetes services going forward


More than 70 people took part in three workshops across Coastal West Sussex last week to help the local NHS to shape diabetes services for the future.

Thousands are missing the chance to check-up on their health


In the last three months, 7866 people were offered an appointment but only 2780 booked one with their local GP or health team – that is roughly one in three.

Access to IAPT services in Coastal West Sussex


We have received a number of enquiries about access to IAPT services in Coastal West Sussex and we would like to reassure people about the current position.

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Are you or a loved one living with diabetes?


The local NHS is really keen to hear from local people about your experience of local diabetes care to help us to further improve current services

Expansion of Time to Talk service in West Sussex


Time to Talk, has been expanded to provide more support to people living with diabetes and/or heart disease.

Restrictions in accessing test strips for diabetes management


We have received a number of requests for information about restrictions in accessing test strips for diabetes management and so we wanted to share our response with everyone

Three hundred thousand Sussex GP patients benefiting from the online revolution


In just nine months and with the click of a button they have booked and cancelled more than 317,000 appointments

Our NHS: who would you turn to?


It's week three for 'Our NHS' - imagine what you would do if you could no longer look after yourself or a loved one

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Tell us about your experience of diabetes care in Coastal West Sussex


The long-term conditions team at CWS CCG are reviewing diabetes care across Coastal West Sussex and are keen to hear from both patients with diabetes and people who care for someone living with diabetes.

West Sussex residents to benefit from new diabetes scheme


West Sussex residents at risk of type-2 diabetes are to be offered healthy-lifestyle support to help them prevent the condition developing

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Protect yourself against flu


GPs across the local area are calling for more people to get protected against seasonal flu.

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Do you or someone you care for have diabetes?


If so, then we would like to invite you to attend a focus group (a small discussion group)

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Live Well


With people’s lives getting busier and busier we can sometimes neglect our own health and wellbeing. But did you know there are small changes you can make to help you stay healthy and the NHS Choices website is filled with excellent advice, hints

Action on Stroke


This week marks the start of ‘Action on Stroke’ month across the country. Stroke is a key priority for the local NHS and we are joining with NHS organisations across Sussex to raise awareness of stroke, how it can be prevented and to share m

Number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Coastal West Sussex increases by 9.18% in three years


The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Coastal West Sussex has now reached a record high of 27,591, an increase of 9.18 per cent since 2012.

Reduce the risks of flu to you and your baby


Pregnant women across Coastal West Sussex are being encouraged to get protected against seasonal flu.