launch of Healthwatch 2018 GP review

We are delighted to publish the reports from the Healthwatch 2018 review of GP services in Brighton and Hove: GP review This was a comprehensive review involving all GP practices in the city – observational visits to 29 of the 36 practices and an online survey involving 1500 local people. The results have a high … Read more

Personal Independence Payments and Employment Support Allowance Examining the impact of PIP and ESA assessments on vulnerable people in Brighton and Hove

Press release 12.00 Thursday 15th February 2018 Healthwatch Brighton and Hove has found that vulnerable people applying for PIP (Personal Independence Payments) and ESA (Employment Support Allowance) have their applications routinely declined.  David Liley, Chief Officer, Healthwatch Brighton and Hove said: “There is concern in Parliament over the way vulnerable people are treated by the … Read more

Launch of research into experiences of LGBTQ people affected by cancer

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard Press Release – 18 January 2018    Survey for LGBTQ people affected by cancer launched Macmillan Cancer Support and Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard are working together to engage with the local community to learn about the experiences and needs of LGBTQ people in Brighton and Hove and Sussex who are affected … Read more

Patient Transport Service in Sussex delivering an improved service says Healthwatch

In a report published today, local Healthwatch reflect that 75% of patients we talked too, across Sussex, are satisfied with the quality of non-emergency Patient Transport Service they received, including 44% who were very satisfied. “The New Sussex wide Patient Transport Service – a report of what you told us” says that although satisfaction levels … Read more

CQC finds significant improvement at Royal Sussex County Hospital

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove (HWBH) welcomes the latest Care Quality Commission [CQC] report published today on the Royal Sussex County Hospital [RSCH], and for their sister hospital, the Princess Royal Hospital [PRH] at Haywards Heath. The reports can be accessed by clicking on the links below: Royal Sussex County Hospital Princess Royal Hospital In April … Read more

NHS England publishes reports showing improvements in local services

Independent reports indicate improvements in local NHS provision Last week, two important reports were published by NHS England showing the performance of local NHS services. These showed a ‘mixed bag’ of news for Brighton & Hove and for Sussex and East Surrey.   The Clinical Commissioning Annual Assessment 2016/17  The CCG Annual Assessment 2016/17 report … Read more

The Big Health and Care Conversation:Brighton & Hove ‘Caring Together’ and the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

“Healthwatch Brighton and Hove welcomes the Big Health and Care Conversation and is keen to support open and frank discussion of the challenges that face health and care in the City.” – Fran McCabe, Chair, Healthwatch Brighton and Hove, June 2017 “Healthwatch expects the Big Conversation will bring more transparency and openness, more information about … Read more

Healthwatch response to Bon Accord care home inspection

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove have been disappointed to see the Bon Accord Care Home in Hove placed into Special Measures following a Care Quality Commission [CQC] inspection. The home is part of a national group of privately owned care homes run by the Four Seasons Group. The Bon Accord provides a home to around 30 … Read more

CEO’s comment on closure of Lewes Road GP surgery

“Healthwatch Brighton and Hove has been concerned to learn about another GP Practice closure in the City. The closures of GP practices  and practices being placed in special measures by Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) have impacted on around 10% of the population of Brighton and Hove in the last two year. Disruption to this extent … Read more

PTS report highlights poor service for patients

A report examining the experiences of Sussex dialysis patients using the Patient Transport Service provided by Coperforma reinforces the decision to terminate its contract early. The report prepared by Healthwatch Brighton and Hove highlighted a litany of failures and is being used by local Clinical Commissioning Groups to ensure that the lessons learnt from the … Read more

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