Health warning issued as temperatures start to fall

Fresh winter health warnings are being issued by Public Health England (PHE) after forecasts say next week will see temperatures fall, bringing snow and ice to some parts of the region.

"Yes I donate" NHS organ donor card

British Heart Foundation urges everyone to support the organ donation scheme

The British Heart Foundation is urging people in the South East to ask their local MP to attend parliament this Friday to vote in favour of an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system.

The magnetic putty which was available on Amazon

Warnings over toy after young girl ends up in hospital with arsenic poisoning

A mother has issued a warning on social media about the dangers of a new kid’s toy after her daughter was rushed to hospital with alleged arsenic poisoning.

Mike O'Connell

Column: Helpful tips to tackle the trauma of tinnitus

If you are suffering with tinnitus, then it helps to speak to someone who really knows what you are going through. Ears, nose and throat surgeon, Mr Mike O’Connell from The Montefiore Hospital in Hove, shares his own personal experience, and offers advice.

A Speak Up volunteer

Event to dispel myths around cervical screening

A football club's charity is to hold an event to encourage women to get their smear tests, after NHS England revealed the city had the lowest uptake for cervical screening in the region.

Cllr Lizzie Deane, Brighton Women's Centre director Lisa Dando, Cllr Phlim Mac Cafferty, and Brighton Women's Centre trustee

Funding cut for women's counselling service

A mental health service for women in Brighton and Hove faces the axe after government funding was withdrawn.
Sussex Partnership staff at its inpatient children's unit, Chalkhill, Haywards Heath

Teenager talks about her severe anxiety for Children’s Mental Health Week

A young woman has opened up about her battle with severe anxiety to help others who are struggling for Children’s Mental Health Week.


VIDEO: New MS centre manager talks of hopes for the future

The Sussex MS Centre has a new manager, who is looking to a bright future with hopes of expansion.

Peter Kyle (left) is supporting Time to Talk Day

MP urges people to speak out about mental health

Hove's MP is encouraging people to talk about their mental health ahead of Time to Talk Day tomorrow (February 1).

Top ten guidelines for tackling child anxiety

Top ten guidelines for tackling child anxiety

Donald Trump's presidency, nuclear war and global warming are said to be causing anxiety for around a third of children according to the latest YouGov survey.

Support Rockinghorse's appeal to help treat premature babies at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit

Charity's appeal to support premature babies in Sussex

A children's charity is a quarter of the way to raising £100,000 to help premature babies in Sussex.
Staff at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust celebrate their 'Good' rating by the Care Quality Commission (photo submitted).

NHS mental health trust earns ‘good’ rating

NHS staff who provide mental health services for Sussex residents are celebrating being awarded a ‘good’ rating from health regulators this week.

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How Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust is coping with winter crisis

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.

Shuaib Karmani

Useful self- help tips to ease the agony of sciatica

Don’t start the new year in pain with sciatica. There are steps you can take to help yourself and more that can be done to relieve the problem. Brighton and Hove Independent talks to Mr Shuaib Karmani, consultant orthopaedic and spinal surgeon at The Montefiore Hospital in Hove.

Haywards Heath Town Council has announced its budget

Charity’s aim to raise awareness of bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer UK is looking for work places and community groups to host a talk about bowel cancer, to raise awareness of the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.

Product warning

Store recalls some pulled pork products due to salmonella fears

Pulled pork products are being recalled by a store following the discovery that they may contain salmonella.

The NHS is urging woman to attend their cervical screening appointments

Cervical screening rates in Brighton and Hove lowest in the region

Women are being urged to take up their cervical screening appointments, as rates across the country fall to a 20-year low.

Not too late the have the vaccine

At-risk groups advised - ‘Not too late to have flu vaccine’

People aged 65 and over and those in at-risk groups are being advised it’s not yet too late to have the flu vaccine.

Dr Anand Sundaralingam and Leach Court resident Jean Murray with blood pressure monitor

Retired residents try out new digital health technologies

Tenants of a retirement block in Brighton have volunteered to trial digital technologies including smart medication dispensers, activity monitors and fall detectors.

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