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Healthwatch walk-in service at CAB
If you need help and advice in respect of health and social care services, support with a complaint against an NHS funded service, or you wish to share your experience, you can find Healthwatch West Sussex at your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). There are CAB centres in Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing, Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing. Further details including opening times can be found here.
Healthwatch West Sussex is all about people like you. As well as sharing your experiences of health and social care to help us improve these services, you could help Healthwatch make a difference by sharing your skills and your time too. Our volunteering opportunities are many and varied.
As well as our defined volunteer roles we would be interested to hear from you if you have, say, proof reading skills or enjoy data entry work and can spare a few hours from time to time. And we always appreciate help giving out our leaflets from our stands at events, and in shopping centres and other places where we meet the public and spread the word. So if you think you can help and would like to find out more please get in touch. Thank you.
The Healthwatch Team
Coastal Citizens views on Local Musculoskeletal Services (MSK)
There is much media speculation around the announcement by Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to award the new musculoskeletal contract to BUPA and CSH Surrey. Here at Healthwatch West Sussex we are focussing not on the political storm around privatisation but on the key issue which is, and must remain, the need for ensuring patients receive high quality services.
We will be talking to local people over the coming weeks. Please contact us if you have anything to share or say on this issue.
Need help making a complaint about health or social care services?
We know that it can be hard to know where to begin when making a complaint. Healthwatch West Sussex is here to help.
You might like to start by accessing accurate and up to date information contained in our resources pack that has been produced from joint working between Healthwatch and Citizens Advice.
Our specialist Independent Claims Advocacy Service (ICAS) will also be able to help you with advice and is experienced in providing on-going support with complaints against the NHS. You can contact the ICAS Helpline on 0300 303 8536, or email email@example.com See also ourICAS page on this website.
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Welcome to Healthwatch West Sussex
Healthwatch is the new consumer champion for health and social care. Healthwatch West Sussex is independent, transparent and accountable... and we're powerful - we have the strength of the law and the national influence of Healthwatch England behind us.
But we need your help. We want to hear your experiences - the good and the bad. Tell us what's going on in health and care services where you live in West Sussex an we will tell those who provide those services and hold them to account.