Calling all volunteers!

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is recruiting again. Do you have a passion for health and social care and would you like to make a positive difference in how these services are delivered in Brighton and Hove? If so, we would like to hear from you. Healthwatch Brighton and Hove are starting up a number of … Read more

Important notice for Ardingly Court surgery patients

From 1st April the service will operate as two separate practices, Ardingly Court and the Wellsbourne Centre in Whitehawk. If you want to be seen at Whitehawk you must register by 23rd March by calling 07927 404623.

“Critical incident” declared at Royal Sussex as all beds are full

The Royal Sussex Hospital have advised that they are dealing with a “critical incident” meaning the hospital is at capacity (i.e. all of its beds are occupied). Patients are urged to seek medical help from the 111 service, walk-in centres and pharmacies where possible. Some operations and clinics will be cancelled, and patients are advised … Read more

Healthwatch GP review published

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove’s 2017 GP review is published today. With feedback from nearly 1500 patients on all GP practices in the city we found mixed results on accessing appointments but generally strong performance on quality of care. GP review To see The Argus review click here

Healthwatch report is referenced by Caroline Lucas

Geoffrey Bowden talks with Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion & Co-leader of the Green Party, in an interview on the Vote.  Discussion centres around the recent Healthwatch report about the Personal Independence Payments and Employment Support Allowance and the unfair treatment of those requiring benefit for disablement and mental health challenges. Read more: Healthwatch report … Read more

Community Kitchen – Please support us!

Request by Brighton & Hove Food Partnership on behalf of the Community Kitchen You may have seen that we have started building a Community Kitchen on Queens Road, in the ground-floor of the Community Base building. This charitable cookery school will expand our offer of cookery courses, from masterclasses with local chefs to community cookery groups … Read more

Sign up to free GP online services

Sign up to GP online services and you’ll be able to use a website or app to: book or cancel appointments online with a GP or nurse order repeat prescriptions online view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results view clinical correspondence such as hospital discharge … Read more

Healthwatch PIP/ESA report in local press and news

Our report highlighting insensitive treatment of vulnerable people in PIP and ESA assessments is covered in local news: The Brighton and Hove News: Shocking and insensitive treatment of disabled people by benefit claims assessors found by Brighton health watchdog   The Argus: Health watchdog slams benefits system   Latest TV interview: An interviews with Healthwatch … Read more

Survey about the future of Brighton General

If you use services at Brighton General then we want to hear from you. Please complete the Patient & Public Survey which closes on Sunday 25th March. There is the potential to develop the East Brighton ‘Brighton General’ site into a state-of-the-art Community Health Hub for patients from across Sussex. Your feedback will help inform the options … Read more

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