Creative Future Workshops & Courses for 2018

Creative Future provide training, mentoring and the chance to publish or exhibit to talented people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health, identity or other social circumstance. They are a bridge from the margins to the mainstream and aim to inspire aspiration and artistic excellence amongst under-represented artists and writers. They have just launched their … Read more

Your Retirement, Your Choice

Are you? • Coming up to state pension age in the next year or so? • Worried about retiring and managing on your pension? • Wondering what you’ll do with your time? • Keen to make sure you look after yourself? • Thinking about part-time work? • Already retired but interested in free, friendly low … Read more

Family Shape Up and Cook – healthy eating and nutrition

Are you concerned about your family’s eating habits? Would you like to learn about healthy eating, cook some tasty meals and play games together? Family Shape Up and Cook is a programme from Brighton and Hove Food Partnership for children aged between 6-13 who’re above their ideal weight and their families. This programme is dietitian … Read more

Speak Up Against Cancer cervical screening questionnaire

Speak Up Against Cancer, Albion in the Community’s cancer awareness and early detection programme, is keen to find out from local people how they feel about cervical screening.  We would like to hear from anyone who has a cervix and lives in Brighton and Hove. Anyone with a cervix and aged between 25 and 64 … Read more

CQC Report: report into children and young people’s experiences of hospital

National survey shows most children and young people report good experiences of hospital care, but highlights some areas for improvement The majority of children and young people who stayed in hospital overnight or were seen as a day case patient were happy with the care they received, said that they received answers when they asked … Read more

GP Patient Survey – now closed

Over the summer Healthwatch Brighton and Hove sought patient’s views regarding their GP practice and the service the practice provides. An impressive 1,486 people had responded to the GP patient survey when it closed earlier this month. This is our most ambitious and comprehensive review of GP services across Brighton and Hove.  The results so … Read more

Priority setting – Keeping it real in the city

How do Healthwatch Brighton and Hove choose its Work Programme? We are often asked how we decide on our programme of work. Given that the remit of Healthwatch has the potential to span the whole of health and social care, we try to cover a broad range of areas. We review: GP surgeries – General … Read more

Annual assessments of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

Annual Report is published and shows continued improvements achieved across Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) Each year, an annual Patient-Led Assessment is made of the Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal hospitals. Results from 2017 were published on 15th August showing improvements in most areas. Read on to find out more about this assessment, the … Read more

Learning with Healthwatch and looking ahead

Healthwatch regularly review projects and areas of work. Our aim is to prioritise those projects which align with major changes taking place across our healthcare system, notably those being driven forward under the banner of the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).  Equally important to us is that we respond to emerging … Read more

The latest from the Healthwatch team

Our current projects: GP Survey. GP Enter and View and online patient and user surveys are now complete, and a small army of volunteers have been helping our Head of Intelligence Dr Roland Marden with what is likely to be two months of analysis and report writing. Already the CCG are using data from the … Read more

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