CQC publishes report on Goodwood Court Medical Centre

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published today report from its un-announced comprehensive inspection carried out at Goodwood Court Medical Centre on 4, 8 and 9 June 2015. Overall the practice was rated as inadequate. For more details see: http://www.cqc.org.uk/locat…/1-614976812/inspection-summary… Healthwatch wants to hear your stories! If you an ex- patient of Goodwood Court Medical … Read more

Become a governor and get involved

    Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) has started the process of creating its first Council of Governors. It has written to all its 5,000 public members across West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, together with all eligible staff, asking them to think about becoming a governor and play a part in achieving the trust’s … Read more

Sussex Partnership Carer Survey

    This year Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has a business objective to carry out a survey to establish a baseline in terms of our levels of engagement and involvement in the support that we provide to Carers. In collaboration with The Carers Centre Brighton & Hove and Healthwatch Brighton & Hove we have … Read more

Carer Case Studies Needed

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. We register, monitor and inspect services to make sure they provide safe, effective, compassionate, high quality care, and we encourage them to improve. There are an estimated six million carers across England. To ensure that carers have … Read more

Matthew Kershaw’s message (Monday 17 August 2015)

This week there is an a more detailed narrative about Trust’s plan to improve its performance, and therefore the quality and safety of the care the Trust provides. CEO message 17 August 2015. CEO message 17 August 2015

Become a CCG Health Champion

The local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking for “Health Champions”,  people who with training and support volunteer by using their life experience, understanding and position of influence to help their friends, families, neighbours, communities and work colleagues lead healthier lives. Anyone can apply to become a Health Champion. Training is free and is available locally on … Read more

Macmillan’s Isolation Box

Macmillan’s Isolation Box is heading to Brighton’s Churchill Square on 28 August. The aim of the experience is to raise awareness of the loneliness and isolation often experienced by people living with cancer. The box is made of glass that allows passersby to see you inside, but you can only see your reflection. The Isolation … Read more

Closure of Goodwood Court Medical Centre: our actions

The closure was triggered by findings from inspections by the Care Quality Commission and put in place by the NHS England South (South East), who are the responsible bodies. We were not informed of the last inspections or of their outcome. We were informed about the situation late in the evening of Wednesday 10th June. … Read more

Call for stories on the Sussex Mental Healthline

Have you contacted the Sussex Mental Healthline in the last 12 months? Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is interested in hearing your views on the service, which could include the quality of the service, how easy it is to get through to them, and the quality of information they provided to you. If you would like … Read more

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