Sovereign Harbour medical centre ‘requires improvement’ – says latest report

An Eastbourne medical centre which has been rated ‘requires improvement’ in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, has said it is making good progress and will meet the required standards in its next inspection.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust premises at Hellingly. The trust has launched a recruitment drive for more nurses

‘Nursing crisis’ sparks recruitment drive

A ‘nursing crisis’ at an NHS trust running mental health and learning disabilities services in Sussex has sparked a national recruitment campaign.

World Water Day

World Water Day: ‘Dirty’ bottle packaging urges people to drink and think

Today, on World Water Day, organisations across the globe are taking action to tackle the world’s water crisis.

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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new rules on cigarettes and tobacco

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across Sussex are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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NHS bosses ‘do not have all the answers’ on transformation plans

NHS bosses ‘do not have all the answers’ on plans to transform health services in Sussex - but have promised to engage patients while they try to find them.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Product recall

Tesco recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco is recalling a batch of its Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein product because it was incorrectly packed with Tesco Chicken Curry.


New chairman for ambulance trust

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new chairman.

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Macmillan’s mobile service to offer cancer advice

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be coming to East Sussex this week to offer free cancer advice.

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Polegate care agency ‘requires improvement’

A Polegate-based care agency has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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‘Don’t expect overnight turnaround’ warns new patient transport boss

The new provider of Sussex’s patient transport service has warned not to expect an ‘overnight turnaround’ when it takes over next month.

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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The Diabetes UK Roadshow has previously paid a visit to Eastbourne. Now the town is getting its own support group

Support group for diabetics to launch in Eastbourne this month

A new support group is set to launch in Eastbourne for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

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Product warning

Supermarket recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Tesco is recalling a line of frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to the presence of egg which is not on the label.

The photo of Jaxson  showing a white reflection in his eye which was then diagnosed as retinoblastoma

COUNTY NEWS: ‘White glow’ photo alerts parents to Jaxson’s eye cancer

It was this photo which first alerted the parents of one-year-old Jaxson that something might be wrong.

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Interim boss of ambulance service leaves the role early

The acting boss of the ambulance service has left the post three weeks early.

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