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NHS 111 online hits one million triages mark

15/05/2019

NHS 111 online has been used more than one million times to get people the medical help they need since its launch in December 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

Help us help you this winter

17/12/2018

Our local health and social care services are very busy during the winter period, which can mean that some patients have to wait longer than we would like to be seen, treated or transferred to where they need to be.

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Have you booked an evening or weekend GP appointment yet?

25/10/2018

From 01 October, people across Coastal West Sussex have been able to book GP and nurse appointments into the evening and at the weekend.

Major transformation programme announced to improve patient care

24/10/2018

South East Coast Ambulance Service and the region's 22 clinical commissioning groups welcome plans for major patient care improvement

We are improving access to GP appointments

01/10/2018

GP and nurse appointments are now available during the evening and at the weekend for people across Coastal West Sussex

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CQC take action at Horncastle House

19/09/2018

As a result of serious concerns found by inspectors last week, the Care Quality Commission has taken urgent enforcement action to protect people living in Horncastle House, at Sharpthorne, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Premiere for new film to tell local people’s stories about the NHS at 70

11/09/2018

A brand new film that shares the stories of people from across Coastal West Sussex celebrating the NHS at 70 will be premiered in Worthing this month.

NHS expecting large turnout for Pride and preparing for busy weekend

02/08/2018

People attending Pride this weekend are being called on to #HelpMyNHS and those not attending to use services wisely.

CCG team hits the streets of Littlehampton to talk to residents

18/06/2018

Our engagement team will be out and about in Littlehampton tomorrow to share plans to improve access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends.

NHS 111/Clinical Assessment Service procurement for Sussex

14/06/2018

As of Wednesday 13 June it was agreed by the seven Sussex CCGs accountable officers and clinical chairs to stop the procurement with immediate effect

Quality Improves at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

06/06/2018

The quality of services provided at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has improved substantially and the Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that it no longer warrants being in special measures, for quality, as a result.

Our plans to improve care for you when you need help urgently

25/04/2018

We have heard from people living in Coastal West Sussex over the last three years about the services you use when you need help urgently.

Improving care for you when you need NHS help urgently

18/04/2018

We want to make it as easy as possible for people to know where to turn when you need healthcare quickly.

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Order your repeat prescriptions early this Easter

19/03/2018

Local people are being encouraged to plan ahead so they enjoy a healthy and happy Easter break by stocking up on essential medicines and finding out how to access the right service for their medical needs if they get ill over the long bank holiday weekend

Order your repeat prescriptions early this Easter

09/03/2018

Local people are being encouraged to plan ahead so they enjoy a healthy and happy Easter break by stocking up on essential medicines and finding out how to access the right service for their medical needs if they get ill over the long bank holiday weekend

Health and care services continue to manage high demand

08/03/2018

Find out where to go for for urgent care when it is not an emergency

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CQC rate Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Good overall and Outstanding for Caring

24/01/2018

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has found improvement in the quality of services for patients during the latest inspection of SPFT

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Advice sheets for parents and carers if your child is unwell

17/01/2018

Some childhood illnesses can be managed at home by parents and carers. Knowing when to look after your child at home and when to seek help can be difficult.

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Advice to patients with planned operations or outpatient appointments

03/01/2018

The local NHS is experiencing high levels of patients at A&E; you may have heard in the national media that appointments may need to be cancelled to cope with this emergency pressure

Make the most of your NHS this New Year

02/01/2018

Local teams have been doing a fantastic job but our hospitals, community services and GP practices are seeing extreme demand from people needing help and support.