If you're looking for a doctor, dentist, optician or pharmacist or want to know more about local hospitals, community services or clinics
- find a local health service on the NHS Choices website
- for health enquiries call 111
- get details of out of hours GPs, pharmacies and dentists
For more information on specific health problems and conditions go to the city's Information Prescriptions pages
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Watch this video from NHS Brighton & Hove to find out more or read the video transcript (PDF 324KB)
Health service providers
Local health services are provided by a number of organisations in Brighton & Hove. For further information about the main organisations, follow the links below:
- Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- Sussex Community NHS Trust
- South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust
- Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Independent advocacy, comments and complaints
Each health trust has an obligation to deal with complaints and provide information about their services. This is provided through patient and public involvement forums and PALS (patient advice and liaison services).
The independent complaints advocacy service (ICAS)
ICAS provides independent advice and support to anyone wanting to make a complaint about NHS services.
ICAS - Independent Complaints Advocacy Service
65-67 Western Road
Hove, BN3 2JQ
Healthwatch is an independent body. Healthwatch provides a watchdog function to ensure local health care services are running effectively.
Patients Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
The PALS service is here to support patients, carers and families who have any problems or need information while they are receiving NHS care. PALS will also make recommendations for improvements to local NHS services to help provide the best possible care.
You can find out more about PALS on the NHS Sussex website
Patient and public involvement forums
The Patients Advisory Forums (PAF) are no longer running, however two sub-groups are continuing to meet. The sub-groups are discussing issues relating to
- physical and sensory disability
- mental health, learning disability and caring
For more information contact
Patient & Public Involvement Administrator
Brighton General Hospital
FREEPOST BR 505
Tel: 01273 242026
Further help and advice
If you're unhappy with the outcome of a complaint investigation, you can ask the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to review your complaint.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
London SW1P 4QP
Tel: 0345 015 4033
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