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Local woman who nearly lost arm after antibiotics couldn’t cure a septic horsefly bite backs new campaign to ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’


New campaign in Surrey, Sussex and Kent highlights taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk

Our commitment to children who have been abused and neglected


We have received a number of requests for information about the work we are doing to support children and young people who have been abused and neglected following the publication of a report from NSPCC, and we would like to set out the local position and

Support women with learning disabilities to take care of their breasts


This October the NHS is calling for more women with learning disabilities to check their breasts.

Carers...time to care for yourself too – get a flu jab


Family and friend carers are being encouraged to get a flu vaccination to protect both themselves and the person they care for this winter.

Hospices offering more ‘Outstanding’ care than other services regulated by CQC


Hospice care across England has the highest percentage of services rated ‘Outstanding’, according to a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Sussex and East Surrey STP update - 11 October 2017


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

NHS launches campaign to protect the most vulnerable this winter


Today people are being urged to make sure they are protected against flu, as the NHS launches its national Stay Well This Winter campaign.

People aged 65 and over urged to get protected against flu


The flu vaccine is also available to those in groups at particular risk of infection and complications.

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West Sussex Emergency Heater Scheme


We are pleased to confirm that the West Sussex Emergency Heater Scheme will continue to run this winter.

What can West Sussex Care Month do for you?


West Sussex Care Month is back this October! Packed full of information, advice and ideas, it can help you stay living independently in your own home for as long as possible.

Response to the CQC report on South East Coast Ambulance Service


Joint statement from the clinical commissioning groups in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week 09 -14 October


A week long programme of events will be held with the aim of challenging the stigma around mental health and providing good quality information

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Challenge accepted: Stop smoking for Stoptober


This month we’re backing our smoking population to be successful in their month-long quit attempt this Stoptober.

Watch the CCG's September 2017 Governing Body meeting video online


Video of the CCG’s Governing Body meeting in public is now available to view

Watch the CCG's 2017 AGM video


Video of the CCG’s AGM is now available to view on our website

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NHS bids to increase the number of people with learning disabilities with an annual health check


People with learning disabilities have poorer physical and mental health compared to others – but this doesn’t need to be the case.

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Patient Transport Service is delivering an improved service


75% of patients are satisfied with the quality of non-emergency Patient Transport Service they received

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Pensioners in Surrey and Sussex urged to make sure they have had their shingles vaccine


By the end of July, just over half of all eligible older patients in Sussex had been vaccinated against shingles but the NHS is encouraging everyone who is offered the vaccine to take it up.

Come and find out more about the CCG's work at our AGM


The AGM will take the opportunity to review our achievements and challenges as well as look at our plans for the coming year.

Have your say on the future of prescribed medicines


Share your views about a national consultation on 3,200 prescribed products which could otherwise be purchased over the counter.

Disney characters are calling for children to keep active this summer


Children across West Sussex are being given a shake-up, with a little help from Disney, over the summer holidays.

One Call nominated in Nursing Times awards


We’re delighted to announce that our OneCall service in Coastal West Sussex has been nominated for a Nursing Times award in their ‘care for older people’ category.

Vacancy for Governing Body Lay Member: Finance and Performance


The CCG is seeking a suitably qualified lay member to sit on the Governing Body and to chair the CCG’s Finance and Performance Committee.

Support for carers and education are key to diabetes services going forward


More than 70 people took part in three workshops across Coastal West Sussex last week to help the local NHS to shape diabetes services for the future.

Research at Sussex Community top 5 nationally


Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is named in the top five community NHS trust nationally for research activity by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).