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CCG team hits the streets of Littlehampton to talk to residents

Monday 18th June, 2018

Our engagement team will be out and about in Littlehampton tomorrow (Tuesday 19 June) to share plans to improve access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends.

We will be in the town precinct from 10am - midday and keen to speak to as many people as possible.

The aim is to share plans to improve care for you when you need help urgently.

We have heard from people living in Coastal West Sussex over the last three years about the services you use when you need help quickly, especially out of hours.

People felt the options were confusing; they didn’t know when services are open and didn’t know which are most appropriate for what illness or injury.

They all have different names, different opening hours and differing levels of service, making it really difficult for people to choose the right service for urgent care or advice.

The local NHS is working to simplify that.

Improving clarity about local services

To make it easier to access the urgent help you need when you need it, our plan is for help to be provided by:

  • GP services
  • Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) and
  • Accident & Emergency (A&E).

These options will work together to help you be seen by the most appropriate healthcare professional by the most appropriate service.

Read more about these plans.