West Sussex PCT

A&E performance problem in Sussex

PERFORMANCE: A&E performance across Sussex was below the 95 per cent target for treating patients within four hours in January.

Sussex neuro patients likely to be referred to London

PERFORMANCE: Sussex patients needing routine neurosurgery may have to travel to London over the next few months because of pressure on the local provider.

Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG authorised with four conditions

STRUCTURE: NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has been conditionally authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board.

Coastal West Sussex CCG receives green light

STRUCTURE: NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has been conditionally authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board.

New smoking cessation service for West Sussex

STRUCTURE: NHS West Sussex has announced that a new stop smoking drop-in session is launching at Southwick Community Centre on a Thursday from 4-6.30pm.

Online alcohol test launched in West Sussex

PERFORMANCE: Patients across West Sussex are being encouraged to start thinking and talking about their drinking habits to coincide with national Alcohol Awareness Week.

West Sussex PCT slips slightly on mixed sex breaches

PERFORMANCE: NHS West Sussex recorded two breaches of the Department of Health’s rules on mixed sex accommodation during August, according to latest data.

AQP contract offered for Sussex hearing services

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in Sussex have issued a tender for the provision of adult hearing services, under the any qualified provider policy.

GP gains role on health and wellbeing board

WORKFORCE: A GP commissioner has been appointed as deputy chair of West Sussex’s emerging health and wellbeing board.

NHS Sussex to establish funding reserve for CCGs

FINANCE: NHS Sussex is set to establish an official reserve to transfer funds between clinical commissioning groups and help implement a two-year plan to get finances back on track.

Nursing agency seeks recruits in south coast area

WORKFORCE: The British Nursing Association has launched a major recruitment drive for nurses and healthcare assistants to fill temporary positions in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

Sussex FT makes plea to CCGs to boost mental health funding

FINANCE: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has warned that current primary care trust funding for mental health is below the level of need in many parts of Sussex.

Funding secured for West Sussex memory assessment service

STRUCTURE: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has announced that dementia patients are set to benefit from a new memory assessment services in West Sussex.

Plan to double radiotherapy service in Sussex

PERFORMANCE: NHS organisations in Sussex have announced plans to more than double radiotherapy provision by 2014, with the help of the private sector.

New tracking system helps learning disability patients

PERFORMANCE: A unique patient-tracking system has been introduced by Sussex Community Trust to help patients with learning disabilities in West Sussex get targeted specialist support on admission.

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Analysed: the foundation trust pipeline in Sussex

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: the challenges facing provider organisations in Sussex as they progress along the foundation trust pipeline.

PCT clusters to share chair

WORKFORCE: NHS Surrey chair David Clayton-Smith is to combine to role with that of chair for NHS Sussex.

PCT cluster chair to take over at Medway FT

WORKFORCE: Vernon Hull will be standing down as the long standing chair of Medway NHS Foundation Trust at the end of March.

South of England PCTs set to beat surplus target

FINANCE: Primary care trusts in the South of England region are expecting to beat their surplus targets by £5.5m, with a total combined surplus of £241m.

Warning over social care budget cuts in West Sussex

FINANCE: Local campaigners in West Sussex have written an open letter warning of the negative impact of social care budget cuts on vulnerable adults.