Advice for people with diabetes during Ramadan 2023  

As Ramadan begins this week, the NHS is wishing all a peaceful and happy month ahead.If you’re living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and plan to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, this free online course will help you to prepare and support you to stay healthy and manage your diabetes safely during this […]

Consultations with an NHS community pharmacist

Our practice is working closely with local pharmaciststo support you with certain minor health conditions. It may be more appropriate to have your NHS consultation with a pharmacist instead of the GP practice. You can choose a pharmacy convenient to you and we will arrange this for you.Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can support […]

Making sure you communicate with the right person at your GP practice Our Triage system is designed to ensure that patients receive the suitable care from the most appropriate healthcare professional. This can range from GP’s, Advanced Health Care Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Healthcare assistants, Care Coordinators, as well as various agencies that we are in partnership with. The video above explains this process in more detail, […]

Supporting recovery from life-changing injuries

Trauma patients are those that have suffered and survived some of the most severe injuries that the NHS treats. These are people who have been involved in vehicle collisions, who have been shot or stabbed or who have experienced other severe, life-changing injuries that have required serious and often complex surgery to save their lives […]

Help us shape the future of diabetes care in Sussex

A new integrated model of diabetes care across Sussex is being developed to allow services and organisations to work in a joined-up way to better meet the needs of local communities.  Caring for people living with diabetes is an increasingly complex activity that requires a trusting partnership between NHS staff and those affected by the […]

Survey: Supporting people across East Sussex to access money advice

Share your views in this short survey by 17 March to help us create better ways to support people across East Sussex to access advice about managing their money.   Like millions of people across the UK, many of East Sussex’s residents are struggling to cover their essential household costs. The ‘cost of living crisis’ means we’re […]

Improving care for patients with suspected colorectal cancer

More than 200 patients, each week, with suspected colorectal cancers are now assessed in new faster diagnosis clinics across Sussex, helping to address the growing demand for the service. Since 2019, there has been a 25% increase in suspected colorectal cancer referrals at University Hospital Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex), which now receives more than […]

Disclosure of health conditions/medication

Dear patient, At Hastings & Rother Healthcare, we are committed to improving our delivery of care to the patient population. We have recently noticed that some patients have not disclosed significant health conditions, this may have been due to a diagnosis overseas or with an alternative provider. If we do not have this information, it […]

Virtual Wards

New ‘Virtual Wards’ have been rolled out across Sussex to support people to be cared for in their own homes rather than having to go into hospital.Virtual wards provide safe care for appropriate patients at home (including care homes), to prevent them being admitted to hospital or allowing for an earlier, supported discharge from hospital.Personalised care plans […]

Improving Lives Together. The Sussex Health and Care strategy

Improving Lives Together sets out the ambition across health and care in Sussex over the next five years. Its aim is to improve the lives of local people by supporting them to live healthier for longer and making sure they have access to the best possible services when they need them.