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Opportunity for people to find out more about NHS plans for improvements to GP services in Littlehampton


Read more about how Arun Medical Group, The Lawns Surgery and NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working together to improve what they can offer local patients.

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New advice line encourages local people to find out more about alcohol


A new advice helpline has been launched to provide information for people who may have concerns about their drinking.

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Local people to benefit from new approach to health and social care across West Sussex


A new way for people with complex health and care needs to stay in their own home and receive the right care by the right professional every time is being rolled out across West Sussex.

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Adur GPs take action to tackle bowel cancer


Hundreds of men and women across CWS are offered bowel cancer screening every year but each year many decide not to take up the opportunity.

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Out of hours provider named in Sussex and East Surrey


A new contract has been awarded to provide GP services out-of-hours across Sussex and East Surrey.

Watch videos of our most recent Q&A session with the CCG


In November we held a question session so that people could ask senior members of the CCG about our plans or local health services.

We asked about diabetes – and you gave us your views to help improve services.


We’ve been listening to patients and carers about the support that’s available for people living with diabetes and how this can be improved across Coastal West Sussex.

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Recognise local nurses helping to make your care better - nominate them for a regional award.


Patients, their families and carers are invited to join the celebration of nursing in Sussex and Surrey by nominating an individual or team for the Proud to Care Nursing Awards.

Local GPs call on patients to make the most of your local pharmacist


People with minor winter ailments are being urged to think about how they can treat themselves better this winter by making the most of their local pharmacist.

Local doctors call for help to save lives this winter


Each winter thousands of people in England die as a result of cold weather. Most are over 75 and most of these deaths could be avoided. Read how you can help the local NHS this winter.

GPs call on patients to get better this winter without antibiotics


Doctors across Coastal West Sussex are encouraging people to think about how they treat colds and flu this winter – and avoid unnecessary antibiotics.

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Local doctors work to increase support for patients when you fall


GPs in Chanctonbury are taking the lead on a new project to look at the support in place for people when they fall, and how it can be improved.

New national drive announced to improve patient safety


NHS England has published its response to the Francis Report and what it is doing to improve the safety of patients as part of a co-ordinated response to the Francis Report.

New NHS Mandate published by the government


The refreshed mandate sets out the way the NHS needs to provide care for people across the country.

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National vision for urgent and emergency care published


During the summer, NHS England launched a period of engagement on urgent and emergency care. A report has now been published with its findings and recommendations.

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Let’s Talk…opportunity to meet with GPs leading local NHS services in Arun this week


Meet the CCG at an event at Littlehampton Town Council on Wednesday 13th November from 12.00pm.

Have your say on weight management services


We want to hear from people who have received help and support to lose weight, and how local services could be improved.

Get a free health check at Hotham Park next week


People have the opportunity of the free checks at Wednesday October 30, at Hotham Lodge, Hotham Park, Bognor Regis.

NHS launches a modern information service called


The service will use information from a patient's medical record to improve the way that healthcare is delivered.

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Have your say on dementia care


We want to hear from people living with dementia about their experiences of local services and support to help to shape a plan for care over the next five years.

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Call NHS 111 for advice, help and support


NHS 111 is a new telephone service for people in Sussex to call if they need medical help fast but are not in a life-threatening situation.

Muscles, bones and joints - share your views on local services


We want to hear from you to help improve a range of services to help patients with any injury, pain, disease or problems relating to muscles, bones or joints.

Find out more about the NHS in Adur next month


People in Adur are being invited to meet with the new leaders of local health services and find out more about what is planned for the local area on Wednesday 18th September.

Have your say on what 'healthy weight' means to you


West Sussex County Council is asking for views on what healthy weight means to local people.

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Choose well if you’re unwell over August Bank Holiday


A range of NHS services is available over the August Bank Holiday weekend to make sure people across Coastal West Sussex can get the help they need, when they need it.