Care Quality Commission downgrades University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust with Royal Sussex County Hospital rated as ‘inadequate’

Graham Robson May 16, 2023

This latest rating, combined with ratings from previous CQC visits carried out over an 18-month period, has lowered the overall rating for the Trust to “requires improvement”, which means CQC does not consider the Trust to be performing as well as it should and that it must improve.

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Podcast series launches to spotlight LGBTQ+ staff experiences in leading NHS Hospital Trust

Graham Robson March 2, 2023

The four episodes highlight Be, a nurse and mother who identifies as a lesbian; Bean, a non-binary clinical support worker; Dr Ellie Kane, a palliative care consultant who is a transgender woman; and Nas, a gay Muslim nurse who is HIV positive.

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Mental Health

MindOut to receive £20,000 investment to expand preventative and crisis support for gay, bisexual and trans men aged 40+, who are experiencing suicidal distress

Graham Robson February 23, 2023

Heads On, official NHS charity for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has awarded £220,000 in grants to voluntary sector organisations – including LGBTQ+ mental health charity MindOut – to deliver suicide prevention programmes and community mental health support as part of the transformation of adult community mental health services in Sussex.

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Court hears of life-threatening NHS waiting times for trans healthcare from Birmingham Pride’s Eva Echo and other claimants

Catherine Muxworthy December 9, 2022

Eva Echo, trans rights activist and Director of Innovation at Birmingham Pride, was one of several claimants who spoke at the High Court about NHS waiting times for trans healthcare.

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Community HIV Specialist Service: supporting HIV positive people in Sussex

October 30, 2022

World AIDS Day again – when we spare a thought for the looped red ribbon. This is particularly true of the HIV health and social care community, which includes our NHS Community HIV Specialist Service, which works across Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.

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Supporting sexual health and HIV research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

October 29, 2022

Since opening in 2003, Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has trained more than 1,700 new NHS doctors who now work across the UK. In addition to the commitment to education, BSMS has a strong reputation for supporting translational research that has a real impact to patients. Sexual health and HIV have been at the core to research strategy recognising the unique position that Brighton & Hove has as a tolerant and inclusive city.

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