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Come to our annual general meeting


Our 2018 AGM is taking place on Tuesday 25 September 2018

NHS expecting large turnout for Pride and preparing for busy weekend


People attending Pride this weekend are being called on to #HelpMyNHS and those not attending to use services wisely.

Sun lovers urged to protect themselves from harm


People living in and visiting Coastal West Sussex being urged to protect themselves against the sun this summer to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Come and join the ‘Big Health and Care Conversation’


Do you want to get involved in the future of NHS services? Do you have ideas about how health and care services can be further improved? We want to hear from you!

Plans for new Glebe Surgery given the green light


Proposals to build a new state of the art GP surgery in Storrington have been approved.

Changes to gluten free items on prescription in Coastal West Sussex


Following a national consultation led by the Government on the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription, the government has decided to restrict gluten-free prescribing to bread and mixes only

Watch the CCG's July 2018 Governing Body meeting videos online


Videos of the CCG’s Governing Body meeting in public are now available to view

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Children across West Sussex encouraged to ‘Train Like a Jedi’ this summer


The summer holidays are soon upon us and with the heatwave conditions that we have been experiencing, a new health initiative is being launched to help get young people moving.

Papers published for the CCG's Governing Body meeting next week


Read more about the latest business of the CCG and the papers to be considered by the Governing Body next Tuesday, 24 July

West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board meeting in Littlehampton


The Board would like to invite local residents and organisations to come and see the Board in action.

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Help get the NHS to number one


To help mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir has teamed up with an array of celebrities to release The Beatles’ classic ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’.

NHS seeking patient and public views on the future of local community services


Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is seeking the views of patients and members of the public as it begins work designing community services

Happy 70th birthday to the NHS!


The National Health Service turns 70 on 5 July 2018

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Heatwave Level 3 issued


The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Watch Level 3 for South East England and there is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 09:00 on 02 July and 21:00 on 03 July 2018

Sussex and East Surrey STP update - June 2018


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

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Don't miss out on the very best healthcare


In England, 1.2 million people are estimated to have a learning disability. It is well recognised that people with learning disabilities have poorer physical and mental health than other people.

CCG team hits the streets of Littlehampton to talk to residents


Our engagement team will be out and about in Littlehampton tomorrow to share plans to improve access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends.

NHS 111/Clinical Assessment Service procurement for Sussex


As of Wednesday 13 June it was agreed by the seven Sussex CCGs accountable officers and clinical chairs to stop the procurement with immediate effect

A new scheme to help find vulnerable missing people with dementia


The 'Herbert Protocol' gives carers, relatives or friends the ability to prepare, in advance, information that police will need quickly if ever their loved one goes missing.

Calling all women…time to get checked


Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme.

Quality Improves at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


The quality of services provided at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has improved substantially and the Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that it no longer warrants being in special measures, for quality, as a result.

Carers Week to support West Sussex carers


West Sussex County Council, local NHS and charity providers, including Carers Support West Sussex, are recognising the vital contribution unpaid carers make to families and communities

Changes to over the counter meds to help our NHS


Help free up millions of pounds for frontline services by buying medicines for short-term ailments over the counter at a pharmacy

Watch the CCG's May 2018 Governing Body meeting videos online


Videos of the CCG’s Governing Body meeting in public are now available to view

Appointment of single Chief Nurse for eight CCGs across the STP


Allison Cannon has been appointed to the role of Chief Nurse/Director of Quality, uniting the quality and safety functions for commissioning across the whole of the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

How to contact the communications team

You can reach our communication team by:

  • Calling – 01903 707447
  • Emailing –
  • Writing to – Communications Team, NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, 1 The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN12 6BT