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Have you had your say on West Sussex pharmacy services?


There’s still time to have your say on pharmacy services in West Sussex and how they’re provided.

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Get nominating in West Sussex’s care ‘Oscars’


Do you know a fantastic carer in West Sussex? Has a local care organisation shown outstanding care to you or someone you know?

What matters to you in West Sussex?


West Sussex County Council has launched this year’s budget consultation called “What Matters to You?”

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New activities to improve and promote physical activity and healthy living for over 65s in Arun


The Young at Heart programme run by Albion in the Community (AITC), in partnership with Arun District Council’s Wellbeing Programme has been launched to improve health and wellbeing.

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New alcohol and wellbeing pilot proving successful in Adur and Worthing


A new service to support people who are putting their health at risk by regularly drinking too much is providing vital help to local people.

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Plans move forward to further improve GP services in Littlehampton


Plans to improve local GP services in Littlehampton have taken a step forward as a crucial planning application has been considered.

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Read our first Patient and Public newsletter


This first issue contains the latest news and updates from the CCG, including what we are currently doing about dementia and the latest on our Let's Talk programme, and opportunities to getting involved in our work.

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Work with us to improve end of life care


We are looking for a member of the public to work with us on end of life care locally and how it can be improved.

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Have your say on how the NHS can make information more accessible


The NHS is consulting on improving access to information formats such as ‘easy read’ and braille and to British Sign Language interpreters.

Experiences of mental health services are shared


Users of mental health services in West Sussex have been sharing their experiences to help the services’ commissioners shape their future plans.

CCG steps up approach to improve dementia care across Coastal West Sussex


A local GP has been appointed to lead improvements in local health and care for people with dementia and their families and carers

Have your say on local cancer care and services for people suffering heart failure


We are currently looking at how we can improve local health care for people with cancer and who've experienced heart failure, and their carers and loved ones. Have your say.

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Help us to cut-down on repeat visits to hospital for local patients


We are currently working with the local hospitals to design one-stop clinics for suitable patients so that all your tests and appointments can be performed on the same day.

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Changes to the adult and children social care Emergency Out of Hours Service


From Tuesday 1st July 2014 the adult and children social care Emergency Out of Hours Service will be replaced with dedicated phone numbers for each service.

Plans move forward for new GP practice in Littlehampton


The local NHS has submitted formal plans to open a new GP practice on Courtwick Lane in Littlehampton, improving local healthcare for the town’s residents.

Calling all carers to a special event in West Sussex


A special event for all West Sussex carers is being held at the Assembly Rooms in Chichester on Thursday 12 June as part of Carers Week 2014.

Have your say on local stroke services


We are looking for a number of local people within the Coastal West Sussex areas to work with us to inform the Sussex-wide Stroke Services review by sharing their experiences, feedback and ideas.

Have your say on how patients can be more in control of their care


We have heard from patients that they would like to be more in control of their care, that they want to have a greater say on how they are cared for and where. Share your views in this new survey.

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“Think carer” this June


People across West Sussex are being asked to “Think carer” this June as the role of unpaid carers is highlighted during Carers Week.

Let's Talk...CCG to meet in public next week


People have the opportunity to hear from the GPs leading local health services in Coastal West Sussex next week (Wednesday 28 May 2014).

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Extra support at home available for people across Coastal West Sussex following hospital care


Three home support services available to adults and older people if they have just come out of hospital, require some additional help with light tasks around the house, or are feeling lonely and isolated.

Events across Coastal West Sussex for Dementia Awareness Week


NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group is pledging its support to help people have access to the best possible advice and suppport.

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Shoppers flock to bowel awareness event


More than 500 shoppers joined Brighton & Hove Albion players, local health professionals, volunteers and the club’s mascot Gully in Shoreham to help raise awareness of bowel cancer.

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Health event to raise awareness of bowel cancer with Sunday shoppers


A walk-through inflatable colon will help to raise awareness of bowel cancer at a health event being held in Shoreham on Sunday (27 April 2014).

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Plan published for closer health and social care working across West Sussex


The Better Care Fund is a new single, shared budget between health (NHS) and social care that is designed to bring about closer working to deliver better services for the population of West Sussex.