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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.

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Disney characters working with the NHS to get children moving this half-term


Children across West Sussex are being given a shake-up, with a little help from Disney, over the half term holiday next week.

Act F.A.S.T. at any sign of a stroke


The local NHS is calling for everyone to make sure they know the signs of stroke and to act F.A.S.T. if you notice any of them in yourself or a loved one

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


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

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


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

Women are being urged to #SmearforSmear this week


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

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Advice sheets for parents and carers if your child is unwell


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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More Sussex patients to benefit from expert advice from pharmacists at their GP surgery


More patients in Sussex will soon be able to benefit from expert advice from a clinical pharmacist when they visit their GP surgery, thanks to the expansion of a national scheme

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A Good CQC rating for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust again


SCFT has been rated Good overall for a second time by the Care Quality Commission.

Helping you to stay well this winter


NHS services are extremely busy and are working hard ensuring those most needing help get the care and support they need

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CCG position in relation to FreeStyle® Libre glucose monitoring


The latest position on FreeStyle® Libre availability

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Advice to patients with planned operations or outpatient appointments


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

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Help the NHS get your loved ones home


Our local hospitals are working hard to make sure everyone receives the best possible care

Make the most of your NHS this New Year


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.

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Have your say on prescribing over-the-counter products


NHS England would like to hear from you about prescribing for minor, short-term conditions