Ageing well in LGBTQ communities

A new report from MindOut on the mental health challenges faced by older LGBTQ communities. Ageing well in LGBTQ communities

Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

The BBC has launched its NHS Tracker project. The online search allows users to find out how their local services perform against the three key targets covering accident and emergency departments, cancer care and planned operations and treatment. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH)  performance was as follows: 1. A&E – 81% within 4 hours (Target … Read more

New STP website launched

A new website dedicated to explaining and updating you on the work of the Sustainability Transformation Partnership (STP) has been launched. To view the site please click here or cut and paste this link into your browser

Diabetes consultation and online survey

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is helping people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes become healthier and avoid the condition. It’s the first national programme to do this. In March 2019, the programme will be renewed and they’d like to hear your views on plans to make it even more accessible. You … Read more

NHS England publishes guidance on over-the-counter medicines

NHS England has published final guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups on the prescribing of over the counter medicines. The move should free up to almost £100 million for front line care each year by curbing prescriptions for ‘over the counter’ medicines such as those for constipation and athletes foot. Curbing routine prescribing for minor, short-term conditions, … Read more

Sussex Interpreting Services – drop-in sessions

A regular `drop-in` has been developed by Sussex Interpreting Services (SIS). Volunteer linguists support self-advocacy by modelling `how to` sessions. Individuals can be referred to community interpreting service. People can be `sign-posted` to other services. Translated information can be shared. People can discuss how to cascade information amongst their networks. Partners can run surgeries about … Read more

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