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Advice sheets for parents and carers if your child is unwell

17/01/2018

Some childhood illnesses can be managed at home by parents and carers. Knowing when to look after your child at home and when to seek help can be difficult.

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More Sussex patients to benefit from expert advice from pharmacists at their GP surgery

12/01/2018

More patients in Sussex will soon be able to benefit from expert advice from a clinical pharmacist when they visit their GP surgery, thanks to the expansion of a national scheme

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A Good CQC rating for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust again

10/01/2018

SCFT has been rated Good overall for a second time by the Care Quality Commission.

Helping you to stay well this winter

10/01/2018

NHS services are extremely busy and are working hard ensuring those most needing help get the care and support they need

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CCG position in relation to FreeStyle® Libre glucose monitoring

09/01/2018

The latest position on FreeStyle® Libre availability

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Advice to patients with planned operations or outpatient appointments

03/01/2018

The local NHS is experiencing high levels of patients at A&E; you may have heard in the national media that appointments may need to be cancelled to cope with this emergency pressure

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Help the NHS get your loved ones home

02/01/2018

Our local hospitals are working hard to make sure everyone receives the best possible care

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Have your say on prescribing over-the-counter products

29/12/2017

NHS England would like to hear from you about prescribing for minor, short-term conditions

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Do you have enough repeat medication for the weekend?

28/12/2017

NHS 111 received hundreds of calls over Christmas from people who had run out of normal medicines. Make sure you have what you need for the weekend.

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Help your NHS as it experiences high demand

28/12/2017

The NHS in Coastal West Sussex has faced one of its busiest Christmas’s and is calling for people to help their local NHS and choose the most appropriate service if you need healthcare this week.

Make the most of your NHS this New Year

21/12/2017

Local teams have been doing a fantastic job but our hospitals, community services and GP practices are seeing extreme demand from people needing help and support.

Plan ahead for medical needs over Xmas holiday

21/12/2017

People are reminded to make sure they know where they can get medical treatment over Christmas in time for the festive Bank holidays.

Use NHS Minor Injuries Unit to free up A&E this winter

20/12/2017

The local NHS is urging people to use the local Minor Injuries Unit in Bognor Regis for treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, helping free up emergency care services for those most in need this Christmas time.

Need a GP appointment over Christmas and New Year?

20/12/2017

Local doctors and nurses will be working extra hard over the festive period to make sure that local people can get the care they need.

Let the NHS get you home this winter

12/12/2017

Local NHS in Coastal West Sussex aims to ensure patients spend no longer than needed in hospital

Stock up your medicine cabinet for Christmas

12/12/2017

Find out which pharmacies are open near you

Severe Weather Warning: Level 3 for Thursday and the weekend

06/12/2017

Freezing temperatures are expected including possible snow. Read how you can stay warm

Stay warm to stay well this winter

05/12/2017

Local doctors are encouraging everyone to take simple steps to stay warm and well

Prescription curbs free up hundreds of millions of pounds for frontline care

01/12/2017

NHS England has today agreed plans to save hundreds of millions of pounds each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be provided on the NHS, and launching a consultation on curbs to prescri

Watch the CCG's November 2017 Governing Body meeting videos online

01/12/2017

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

Changes to the CCG leadership

30/11/2017

On Tuesday, the Governing Body formally approved changes to the CCG's leadership.

Reassurance about potential change to Bognor Medical Centre

28/11/2017

Concerns have been raised about Bognor Medical Centre's possible move; we hope the latest position helps reassure local people

Local people called to HelpMyNHS this winter

28/11/2017

Local people are being called to help the NHS provide the best possible care this winter.

Do you look after someone who couldn’t manage without your help?

24/11/2017

People looking after a family member or friend are being encouraged by West Sussex County Council to come forward for support

How to contact the communications team

You can reach our communication team by:

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