Healthwatch East Sussex has published a report describing what 648 people said matters most to them about the NHS in Sussex. The report is part of a national review NHS England and Healthwatch England asked local Healthwatch organisations to undertake. Continue reading
You can find out what’s happening by picking up the ‘Let’s Celebrate!’ booklet available from various locations across the county, including libraries and council offices, or download your copy here:
Given the recent soaring temperatures, it certainly doesn’t seem like the time to be worrying about winter. However, spending the cooler months in a cold, damp home can have a huge impact on our physical and mental health, causing more frequent coughs and colds, as well as more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression.
That’s why the East Sussex Warm Home Check service is encouraging people to plan ahead and think about preparing their home for winter. Continue reading
Patients visiting their GP in East Sussex will be offered better access to specialist health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Surgeries and practices across East Sussex will come together to form teams offering patients more convenient access to treatment and support from physios, therapists and other professionals. By giving more people access to different types of care, the new Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will free up family doctors’ time to devote more time and attention to the sickest patients. Continue reading
Two of our East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) have had their recent financial progress recognised by NHS Improvement and NHS England, as the Trust was removed from special measures for financial reasons and the commissioners were removed from legal directions. Both the Chief Executive of the CCGs and the Chief Executive of ESHT highlighted the hard work and commitment of staff and the role that joined up working had played in the improvements. Continue reading
Macmillan Cancer Support and Switchboard have launched two surveys, to get a better understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBTQ people living with cancer in Sussex and East Surrey. This includes people who are going through treatment, approaching the end of treatment, or who have finished treatment. Continue reading
A new £1.3 million Urology Investigation Suite at Eastbourne District General Hospital has opened its doors to patients for the first time. The new suite offers patients a dedicated one stop urology clinic and an enhanced experience. Continue reading
This follows research which showed that for working age adults, the council spends more on packages of care than similar local authorities, and that more people receive long-term care and care in a residential setting than similar areas. The council think they can improve the way they support working age adults, to build on people’s strengths and maximise their independence, and achieve better and more cost effective care. Continue reading
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is inviting local people and partner organisations to their Annual General Meeting on the 6 August at the Hastings Centre, in Hastings from 12.30 to 16:30. If you’d like to attend please click on this Eventbrite link to register and fill in your details. Continue reading
In June organisations across East Sussex said a big thank you to these dedicated individuals, and all the hardworking volunteers in the county, as part of Volunteers Week and Patient Participation Week. These campaigns raise the profile of our volunteers, and aim to inspire others to get involved in a broad range of volunteering opportunities. Continue reading