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Happy 70th birthday to the NHS!


The National Health Service turns 70 on 5 July 2018

Couple walking dogs on a beach in heat haze

Heatwave Level 3 issued


The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Watch Level 3 for South East England and there is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 09:00 on 02 July and 21:00 on 03 July 2018

Sussex and East Surrey STP update - June 2018


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

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Don't miss out on the very best healthcare


In England, 1.2 million people are estimated to have a learning disability. It is well recognised that people with learning disabilities have poorer physical and mental health than other people.

CCG team hits the streets of Littlehampton to talk to residents


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


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

A new scheme to help find vulnerable missing people with dementia


The 'Herbert Protocol' gives carers, relatives or friends the ability to prepare, in advance, information that police will need quickly if ever their loved one goes missing.

Calling all women…time to get checked


Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme.

Quality Improves at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


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.

Carers Week to support West Sussex carers


West Sussex County Council, local NHS and charity providers, including Carers Support West Sussex, are recognising the vital contribution unpaid carers make to families and communities

Watch the CCG's May 2018 Governing Body meeting videos online


Videos of the CCG’s Governing Body meeting in public are now available to view

Appointment of single Chief Nurse for eight CCGs across the STP


Allison Cannon has been appointed to the role of Chief Nurse/Director of Quality, uniting the quality and safety functions for commissioning across the whole of the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

28 May 2018 bank holiday pharmacy opening times


Find out which pharmacies are open near you

NHS plea to get ready for the bank holiday weekend


In the run-up to the May Day bank holiday weekend (26-28 May 2018) the local NHS is asking everyone to plan ahead to ensure they have all medications they need to stay healthy until normal opening hours resume Tuesday 29 May.

Sussex and East Surrey STP update - May 2018


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

It's Dementia Action Week 2018


Find out what small things you could do to make the world more dementia-friendly

Help us improve dementia care and support further


We want to hear from people across Coastal West Sussex about the care and support available locally for people living with dementia and their carers and families.

Governing Body meets in public


Today, Tuesday 22 May, is the first Governing Body meeting in public for our new Accountable Officer and new Clinical Chair. Find out more and read the papers.

Pioneering new approach to mental health support in West Sussex


Pathfinder West Sussex brings together an alliance of ten third sector providers working across the county in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their me

Flyer - Dementia Awareness week sessions at Park Surgery

Dementia sessions at Park Surgery


Age UK West Sussex are hosting a dementia awareness week 21-25 May at the Park Surgery

Four GP practices receive PACE Setter Award for leading the way in mental health


Mental health charity Coastal West Sussex Mind and the local NHS have awarded four GP practices the new PACE Setter Award which recognises how they are leading the way in changing culture and improving services around mental health in primary care.

Information about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70-79


Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. The offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.

Children's artwork at New Pond Row Surgery


New Pond Row Surgery in Lancing has opened its new extension which is decorated by artwork from local children

Renewed drive to widen support for Stopping Over-Medication of People with a Learning Disability (STOMP)


NHS England urges more doctors and health care professionals to sign up to national pledge to stop overmedication for people with a learning disability, autism or both

Our 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 urgently.