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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


Sussex Patient Transport Service (PTS) update


Sussex Patient Transport Service (PTS) will be run by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) from 1st April, 2017

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March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


Recent research shows an alarmingly low awareness of the symptoms among woman.

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Were you a patient at Arun Medical Group?


The CCG would like to understand how the closure of Arun Medical Group felt for patients and if there has been any impact from the closure that we can learn from

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Help shape your local NHS services


Tell us your views on Our NHS by completing this survey.

You can contribute to the way health services across our area are run


Members of the public who are keen to contribute to the way the health service operates are being asked to consider filling places on several committees and groups at Coastal West Sussex CCG

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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.

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February is The British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month


Heart disease is heartless. It can strike anyone at any age, at any time, shattering the lives of family and friends that people tragically leave behind.

Feedback invited on our Constitution


We are reviewing and updating our Constitution and would like to hear from patients, their families, carers and the wider public about this important document

Winter is a very busy time for NHS services - please get the right care in the right place


A message from Dr David Whitehead our Clinical Director

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Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health – how to keep warm and well


The start of 2017 looks set to be a bitter one if weather reports are accurate.

Primary Care Commissioning Committee 10 January papers available


Questions welcome before 5pm on 9 January

Put your health first this bank holiday weekend


As the NHS in West Sussex prepares for one of its busiest periods of the year, Dr David Whitehead, NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group’s Clinical Director, is asking residents to put their health first

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Find out which local pharmacies are open during the festive season.

Put your health at the top of your Christmas to-do list


As the NHS in West Sussex prepares for one of its busiest periods of the year, Dr David Whitehead, our Clinical Director, is asking residents to consider their health this Christmas

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

Patients set to benefit from new working arrangements


NHS Improvement have announced a new working agreement between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust


South Central Ambulance Service is to take over the contract for the Sussex Patient Transport Service


SCAS has 40 years’ experience and was also the preferred bidder to take over the patient transport service for Surrey, Hampshire and Hounslow from April 2017

Agenda now available for November Governing Body meeting


Our Governing Body meets on Tuesday 22 November, please see the agenda for more information

Do you want to find out more about our work and our role within the local NHS?


On Thursday 29 September, we will be holding our annual general meeting (AGM).

Help save and improve people’s lives


Did you know that less than 3% of us actively give blood?

Looking after yourself during hot weather


People in Coastal West Sussex are being encouraged to look after themselves, their families and vulnerable members of the community, as temperatures are set to soar this week.

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What local people think about urgent care and how they choose where to go


This week we’re focusing on urgent care and we were particularly interested in hearing about how people decided what to do when they needed health care urgently – i.e. to see or speak to some that very same day.

Busiest day of the year for A&Es - please help save A&E for saving lives


As the temperatures rose last weekend the number of people attending A&Es in West Sussex soared.