Norman’s Notes – July 2017

Normans Notes

Norman Webster, Town and District Councillor for Mid Sussex and Cabinet Member for Community updates us this month.

Improving access to GPs in Mid Sussex

National funding is available from 2018 to improve access to GP services. This includes ensuring that everyone has more convenient access to GP services, incorporating a mixture of same day and routine appointments on weekday evenings after 6.30pm, and at weekends based on local needs.

Our Clinical Commissioning Group is currently considering how best to deliver this programme of extended access so that it meets residents needs and is realistically deliverable within the budget available, so they need our help.

In deciding what level of extended access provision is needed for the local population, the CCG will consider the responses to this survey, along with evidence of how GP appointments are currently used; current levels of usage of other services during extended access periods such as GP Out of Hours, A&E and urgent treatment centres/minor injury units. They will also look at intelligence from neighbouring CCGs on their experience of delivering extended access and nationally available evidence where these approaches have been piloted. All of this information will help inform how extended access is provided for our residents in Mid Sussex.

Please use the link below to provide your feedback.

It would be greatly appreciated if companies employing a number of people could please encourage their staff to respond.

 What would you like from the Sussex NHS 111 service?

A new NHS 111 service will be available in Sussex from April 2019; The Clinical Commissioning Groups need to know your views about the future of the NHS 111 service across Sussex to help them shape the service you need.

The NHS 111 phone service is vital for providing advice and support for people with urgent (but not life-threatening) health concerns, but also in managing demands on other parts of the local health service – especially Accident & Emergency departments and GP surgeries.

With more than 7,000 calls a week made to 111 from people in Sussex it clearly is a key part of the NHS across the area.

You can tell the CCGs your views by completing the survey online at:  

by requesting a paper copy or answering the questions over the phone by contacting the 111 Transformation Team on 07711 920424 or by email at

 MSDC Economic Development Strategy

MSDC has received some great feedback regarding your priorities for economic development in East Grinstead (What needs to be addressed to ensure that your business succeeds.) MSDC has drafted three themes – places, premises and people – and three sets of actions.

If you have not yet submitted your thought please can you do so asap as your feedback is important.

Further details and to view comments to date please click on:

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