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West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board meeting to meet in Worthing


The Board would like to invite local residents and organisations to come and see the Board in action.

Sussex and East Surrey STP update - March 2018


The latest news from the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)

Adam Doyle confirmed as the CCG’s new Accountable Officer


NHS England have asked Adam Doyle to become Accountable Officer at Coastal West Sussex CCG from 01 April 2018, in addition to his role as Accountable Officer for the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance

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Governing body meeting - change of venue


The meeting on Tuesday 27 March will now be held at Worthing Leisure Centre

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Calling all dads – we want to hear from you


For the last four weeks the local NHS has been asking parents about their experiences of maternity services – and this week we need to hear from more dads

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Advice following recent cases of measles in Surrey and Sussex


Public Health England (PHE) South East is urging people in Surrey and Sussex to check they are up-to-date with two doses of MMR vaccine.

New video help make new mothers aware of the support available to them


Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust's Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service

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Order your repeat prescriptions early this Easter


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

Easter 2018 bank holiday pharmacy opening times


Find out which pharmacies are open near you

A conceptual view of what plans for a new NHS hub on land at Worthing Town Hall could look like

Have your say on new multi-million pound Worthing health hub


Plans for a new health hub in the centre of Worthing are set to go on display to the public next week.

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New video shows partnership working between NHS and Local Government in East Sussex


A new video launched by NHS England looks at the opportunity to integrate health and care

Praise for scheme to bring doctors and specialists closer together


Local GPs have praised a new scheme that allows doctors the ability to immediately speak to a local specialist, often with the patient still in the room.

Order your repeat prescriptions early this Easter


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


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

New video focuses on getting patients home from hospital


The local NHS in Coastal West Sussex is working together to make sure that patients spend no longer than they need to in hospital.

Help your NHS as it experiences high demand


NHS services are extremely busy, and are working incredibly hard to make sure those that most need help can get the care and support they need.

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March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


Over 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the UK.

CCG response to articles on referral incentive schemes


We understand that there have been several newspaper articles about an agreement we have with GP practices to improve the quality of patient referrals and invest in community services.

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What should Healthwatch West Sussex be working on?


Healthwatch West Sussex want to make sure their proposed priorities for 2018/19, and the work they think they could carry out, are right.

Glaucoma awareness session


Queen Victoria Hospital is running a glaucoma support group on Monday 12 March at the hospital in East Grinstead for anyone with the condition.

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1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70, so don’t assume you’re past it.


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in England with around 44,300 women diagnosed each year so it is important to know what to look out for.

We want your views about maternity services in Coastal West Sussex.


The NHS wants to hear from new mums and dads, and families about the support available during pregnancy and as your little one arrived. Have your say.

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Parents urged to think pharmacist first for minor illness in their children


A major new public health campaign has been launched this week to urge parents to consult a pharmacist first for minor illness, instead of GP or A&E.

Sussex CCGs invite potential providers to tender for Sussex 111 services


The seven Sussex clinical commissioning groups are acting together to procure a service provider for the NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service, Home Visiting and Out of Hours Service for Sussex

Medicines on prescription that can be bought over the counter – we want your views


Have your say on whether medicines for a range of health issues should be available over the counter.