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Wednesday 12th June, 2019

People across Coastal West Sussex are invited to a public meeting this month where you can find out more about the local NHS and how healthcare has improved over the last twelve months.

It is also an opportunity to find out more about plans for healthcare for the year ahead and how you can get involved.

The event is being organised by NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, which plans, buys and monitors local health services.

It is taking place on 25 June from 1pm at Field Place in The Boulevard in Worthing, BN13 1NP.

There will be a “market place” event first from 1–2pm to showcase some of the key areas of local work to improve healthcare over the past year.

This will also include details of some of the engagement the local NHS has been carrying out over the past few months under the “Our health and care, our FUTURE” programme.

You will be able to meet NHS teams, find out more about the plans for health services locally and across the Sussex area.

This will then be followed by the CCG’s Annual General Meeting from 2pm to 3pm.

The AGM will be an opportunity to look back on achievements and challenges, as well as look at how the CCG is working now and the plans for the future.

2018-19 was a challenging year for the CCG and the local NHS, but it was also a year of achievement.

The CCG began the year in Legal Directions, with a challenging financial plan to achieve, and significant areas of patient care it needed to address.

Over the course of the year, there have been improvements in a number of areas: the number of people living with dementia who have received a formal diagnosis, the care for our most frail and vulnerable, and introducing social prescribing across the whole of Coastal West Sussex. 

The CCG has also worked closely over the year with our partners across the health and care system to better manage the numbers of people who are attending A&E for treatment and to help patients who are in hospital to safely leave when it is appropriate for them to do so. 

This work was particularly important during the busy winter months, and although it was challenging as expected, we saw an improvement in how our patients were supported when they needed help most.

People will be able to hear more about this work and ask any questions you have at the event.

The AGM will also be a formal presentation of the CCG’s Annual Report for 2018/19 which sets out in more detail the CCG’s work over the last 12 months.

If you would like to find out more at the event, reserve a place via the CCG’s website.

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