Effective care in the NHS – the future of ‘Planned Care’ in the NHS

The NHS with help from local councils and public health are working to improve ‘Planned care’ – that is treatments that can be planned in advance, rather than emergency and urgent care which is more unpredictable and needs an immediate response. The process of Clinically Effective Commissioning The process they are using is explained in … Read more…

Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Update

Sussex & East Surrey Sustainability & Transformation Partnership The Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) brings together 24 organisations involved in the planning and provision of health and care services across the region. This includes CCGs, acute hospital trusts, mental health, community services, and local authorities. Together they are focused on how … Read more…

The future of the NHS and social care in Sussex & East Surrey

The future of NHS and social care services are being designed by Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). There are 44 STPs around the country and ours covers all of Sussex and East Surrey. Most people think of the NHS and social care as being one big organisation but it’s not. Healthcare is funded and provided … Read more…

Scam alert – fake Healthwatch Invoices

A number of people in the Brighton area have been sent fraudalent invoices claiming to be from Healthwatch Brighton and Hove. One example is worded as follows: Our records indicate that some payments on your account are still due. Please find details below. If the amount has already been paid, please disregard this notice. Otherwise, … Read more…

Sneak preview on insights from our GP Patient survey

A third of patients find booking an appointment by phone difficult. 96% find telephone consultations meet their needs 72% are satisfied with the hours their GP surgery is open For those who would like additional opening hours, most request after 6.30pm on weekdays. Many thanks for sharing your views!

The Annual Brighton Trans and Non-Binary Conference 2017

20th July 2017, 9am-5pm: University of Brighton, Grand Parade Building, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY The Annual Brighton trans and non-binary conference invites trans and non-binary people; researchers; people from the public, community and voluntary sector, and those who want to know more about trans lives and trans issues to the 2017 conference. Register here. 

Don’t let embarrassment prevent you having your cervical screening

Every day 9 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening (also known as the Smear Test) and the HPV vaccination programme. But, statistics show … Read more…

Have your say on Pharmacies in the city

Have your say about local pharmacies by completing the Community Survey for the Brighton & Hove Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment. Brighton & Hove City Council wants to find out what you think about local pharmacies (also known as chemists) in the city, so that it can identify any gaps or unmet health and wellbeing needs. To do … Read more…

Take part in our GP practice survey

Healthwatch is conducting a major review of GP practices across the city. We need your feedback to get assessments of all GP practices. Share your views by completing the GP Patient Survey and help us improve primary care across the city! GP Patient Survey  


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