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Calls to strip Coperforma of Sussex patient transport service contract

Embattled patient transport service provider Coperforma should be stripped of its contract, one union has suggested.

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Arun Medical Group's surgery in East Street, Littlehampton

GP patient vote ‘stage managed’, says councillor

A councillor has criticised the decision made by the Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group to move patients to other surgeries, saying the vote was ‘stage managed’.

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Sharon Sheppard is part of the clinical nurse specialist team at St Wilfrids Hospice in Chichester

Sponsor a Nurse scheme launched at St Wilfrid’s

St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester has launched a new fundraising initiative, aimed at engaging the community with the work of its nurses.

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Dental survey

Tooth decay ‘acceptable for children’ in South-East

Almost a quarter of parents in the South-East think that it is acceptable for a child to have experienced tooth decay before they have reached their teenage years.

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Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Damning report is ‘shot in the arm’ that Brighton hospital needs

There is no quick fix for the ‘stark’ situation at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), but the damning CQC report which branded the hospital ‘inadequate’ should be ‘the shot in the arm’ needed to kick start improvements.

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How much sunshine can your skin stand?

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Sussex to benefit from new diabetes prevention campaign

Sussex to benefit from new diabetes prevention campaign

People in the South-East at greatest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are set to benefit from increased help to avoid the disease.

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Coperforma suspends six staff working in Sussex patient transport service

Coperforma has suspended six staff working on its Sussex patient transport service contract.

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Product recall

Metal flakes found in supermarket puddings

Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have been forced to recall chilled desserts after the manufacturer reported that they could contain flakes of metal.

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Union to ballot patient transport service staff on strike action

Staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service could strike in September over an estimated total of £45,000 unpaid back-pay.

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SECAMB vehicles SUS-140228-090646001

Sussex ambulance service agrees to joint working with neighbouring trust

Sussex’s ambulance service has agreed to formal collaborative working with a neighbouring trust covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire.

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Giant hogweed. Photo: Olaf Booy

Sussex parents warned about the dangers of the giant hogweed

A warning has been issued about keeping clear of the invasive weed giant hogweed which can damage skin.

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Product recall

Supermarket recalls nut product because of presence of... nuts

Waitrose has recalled a peanuts and raisins product because of the undeclared presence of nuts.

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Outdoor gym equipment provided by Arun District Council and its partners

Al fresco fitness for all ages

An outdoor gym roadshow has been organised by Arun Wellbeing to encourage al fresco fitness.

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Product warning

Top five supermarkets recall over 20 different yogurt brands after health scare

Five of the UK’s leading supermarket are recalling a number of own-brand yogurts after the Food Standards Agency found they may contain pieces of rubber.

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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store.

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Product recall

Plastic shards found in packets of Fridge Raiders

Mattessons Fridge Raiders snacks are being recalled for fear they may contain pieces of plastic.

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Sussex patient transport service vehicles before Coperforma took over the contract

Dispute over back pay in patient transport service could lead to industrial action

Back pay owed to staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service could lead to industrial action.

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Pictured (from L to R) Kim Harding, diagnostic imaging manager, Susan Halson-Brown, programme director, Brian Knight, chairman of the Friends of the Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital, and Nick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

Friends of Bognor Hospital Hospital given £60,000 machine

Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital will now be able to provide an X-ray service for local GPs and consultants thanks to fundraisers.

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Product recall

Protein shakes recalled over allergy risk

A health product manufacturer is recalling a batch of protein shakes because they contain potential allergens not mentioned on the label.

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