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New video focuses on getting patients home from hospital

06/03/2018

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

06/03/2018

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

01/03/2018

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

CCG response to articles on referral incentive schemes

28/02/2018

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?

28/02/2018

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

23/02/2018

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.

23/02/2018

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.

22/02/2018

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

13/02/2018

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

09/02/2018

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

08/02/2018

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

07/02/2018

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

01/02/2018

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

29/01/2018

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

24/01/2018

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

22/01/2018

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

17/01/2018

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

12/01/2018

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

10/01/2018

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

Helping you to stay well this winter

10/01/2018

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

09/01/2018

The latest position on FreeStyle® Libre availability

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Advice to patients with planned operations or outpatient appointments

03/01/2018

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

02/01/2018

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

Make the most of your NHS this New Year

02/01/2018

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

29/12/2017

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