Health and Wellbeing

  • Enhanced NHS111 service launches for Sussex

    From today the NHS 111 service in Kent, Medway and Sussex is being enhanced and it can now offer access to a wider range of health care professionals.

     From today the NHS 111 service in Kent, Medway and Sussex is being enhanced and it can now offer access to a wider range of health care professionals.

    GPs, paramedics, nurses, mental health professionals, dental nurses and pharmacists are all part of the new NHS111 clinical assessment service which launched today (1 October 2020).

     People who call 111 – free from mobiles or landlines 24/7 - or access the service via will speak to call handlers and/or healthcare professionals who will be able to assess symptoms over the phone, issue prescriptions and directly book people into onward care appointments if they need one.


  • Be Part of a new Patients Group in Whitehawk

    Be Part of a new Patients Group in Whitehawk

    Are you a patient at the Broadway Surgery or The Practice GP surgeries?

    Would you like to provide regular feedback to the surgeries and work with them to develop their services?

    If YES, then come to the launch of the

  • Bus services increase from 18th May

    From Monday 18 May service levels on routes 1, 1A, 12, 12A, 24, 26 & 49 will be increasing to continue to enable physical distancing.

    Routes 2, 25 & 46 have also been revised. Plus, there will be some timing changes on route 27 in response to passenger feedback. Special timetables for Mondays to Saturdays from Monday 18 May are available here. The Sunday and bank holiday special timetables from Sunday 17 May are available here.

  • Celebrate the Sun

  • Changing Chalk Survey: C19 and the Sussex Downs

    The National Trust and partners have a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support activities and ideas that will help people to spend more time on the Sussex Downs and enjoy their experience of them when they are there.

    The Sussex Downs are the range of chalk hills that extend from the borders of West Sussex to Eastbourne. They are part of the wider range of hills known as the South Downs.

    The project is focused on the eastern range of the Downs, north of Brighton and Hove to Eastbourne, which include popular landmarks such as Devil’s Dyke to the north west, and Beachy Head to the east.

  • coronovirus covid19 update 20042020


    National Updates

    New government guidance and updates to existing ones

    • Children and Young People
    • Schools
    • Travel
    • Funerals
      • Further guidance for those managing or organising funerals during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
      • Covid 19 - coronovirus

        During this time of Corona virus here is a list of groups across Brighton and Hove that can help those in need of assistance!

        with more listed on a Google spreadsheet at


      • covid update 0921

        As of Wednesday 8 September 659,105 people over 16 in West Sussex have had one dose of the vaccine. That's 85.5% of the 16+ population.

        Everyone is still able to come forward for a vaccination – there is no time limit. If you are yet to have your first dose please visit a walk-in service to receive your vaccine.

      • COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

        We are sharing this information on behalf of Sussex  NHS Commissioners
        COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

        We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

        People are warned to be alert to these scams.

      • Design a logo for Wellesbourne

        Design a logo for Wellesbourne Healthcare.

        Entries by 22nd May, download if its not clear for you


      • DueEast Health and Wellbeing Group meeting held on June 2nd.

        Notice of the next meeting or activity  to be held sometime in September will be sent out to you all.
        In the meantime I am sure you will not forget the opportunity to attend or participate in the 3 summer festival events in the area coming up 
        Take Part - at the Manor , Manor Road . Saturday June 27th 1pm - 4pm 
        DueEast Community Festival : Central Whitehawk, Saturday 18th July 12 noon to 4.30pm 
        Bristol Estate Community Festival : Saturday August 29th pm .
        Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at these great events.
        Best wishes
        Graham Allen
      • Feed 5000 event

         The event is being organised in partnership with the council and many community organisations in the city and is about raising awareness of food waste.

        We'll be serving up 5,000 lunches made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted. A delicious solution to the problem of food waste.
        Date: Thurs October 29th Time: 11am - 3pm Location: The Level, Brighton Cost: FREE!

      • Have Your Say! About health issues for families

        A chance for local parents and carers to get together with local health service workers to talk about how best to improve health and health services for local families.
        At the Crew Club Wednesday 17th May 9.30 am – 12 noon.

        • Refreshments available

        • Free Prize Draw for all residents taking part

      • Health and Wellbeing 10/14



        Current Priorities


        1  To identify the needs of the community regards health and wellbeing , how well are they being served , to be achieved by interviews and statistical research.


        2  To look at the resources within due east and identify any shortcomings 


        3 To engage local communities about wellbeing and health , to include local schools

      • important information in it about your GP surgery – The Practice Whitehawk Road

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        We wrote to you a little while ago to tell you that the company that runs your GP surgery is not going to do that anymore. The company is called The Practice Group.  

        The Practice Whitehawk Road will carry on being your GP surgery until Wednesday 30th November 2016.

        30th November
        Then The Practice Whitehawk Road will close for good.

      • The national contact tracing service has started today (28 May)


        The national contact tracing service has started today (28 May), guidance and info is available here:

        The app is free and simple to use. Once you’ve downloaded the app, Bluetooth technology on your phone will record the distance between other phones that also have the app installed. If you become unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, you can allow the app to inform the NHS. This will trigger a notification that the NHS will then send anonymously to all other app users who you’ve been in significant contact with over the previous few days. Affected app users will be sent official NHS advice on what to do next.

      • Well in Whitehawk Day!

        An invitation to come along to the official launch of Wellsbourne Healthcare Community Interest Company



      • Whitehawk Foodbank has been given a grant by the Hendy Foundation

        Hendy Foundation has donated £333 to Whitehawk Foodbank which provides short term emergency provisions for those in Whitehawk and the wider East Brighton area

        Sean Avard, food bank manager said clients needing support has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic.

        He said: “Before the pandemic we were providing food for around 50 people per week but this has risen to more than 220 adults and 150 children per week.
        "Each meal costs an average of £1.65 so the Hendy Foundation donation has provided 201 meals to those in need and we thank the foundation for thinking of us at this time."

        Hendy Foundation chair Rebecca Hendy said the trustees had pledged to help a number of foodbanks during the crisis.

      • Wild chalk East Brighton park 21st July 2019

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        ■ Giant wildlife colouring wall ■ Sheep to meet and stroke ■ Virtual reality booth ■ Birds of prey demonstrations ■ Storytelling beside a shepherds hut
        ■ Minibeast hunting and wildlife spotting ■ Stone Age re-enactment ■ Many other family activities and stalls ■ Hot/cold drinks and snacks

      • Winter HAF will be running during the Christmas holidays

        Winter HAF will be running during the Christmas holidays providing free enriching activities and a healthy meal for children aged four (in full-time education) to 16 who are on benefits-related free school meal. To find out more and book your place, visit: