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September 26, 2018

A hacking cough and the small fortune he was spending every week were the two motivators that spurred stroke thrombolysis nurse Frank Murray to get help to quit smoking.
Eight years on and he’s still off the cigarettes, in large part thanks to the support and advice he got from Anna Fairhurst, RSCH Smoking Cessation Manager.

Frank says: “Anna is very good at reading people and can quickly work out what...

September 19, 2018

Eating a healthy balanced diet is a key part of maintaining our health and wellbeing but can often be an expensive endevour. According to the NHS Website, the cost of eating healthy need not discourage you. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/20-tips-to-eat-well-for-less/ for 20 tips to eat more healthily for less

September 19, 2018

Stop smoking for a month and you’re five times more likely to quit for good, according to research from the Stoptober campaign. To date, the campaign has encouraged over a million people to try to give up, supporting their efforts with medication, e-cigarettes, an app, daily emails, a Stoptober Facebook community and through local stop smoking services. Studies show that people who use stop smoking ai...

September 18, 2018

Friday 21 September is the day when people all over the UK don their denims to show support for the 500,000 adults and children coping with the challenges of living with a genetic disorder.

The figures for diagnosed genetic disorders are big - somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000. It’s estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and this means 30,000 babies and children are newly d...

September 13, 2018

A mini after-action review at the end of each day, which gives staff the opportunity to discuss what’s gone well and what could have been handled better, is boosting morale and improving care.

The Daily Flush - the name comes from the flush-out of chemotherapy in cancer care - has been running for two years at the Sussex cancer centre at RSCH and is now firmly embedded into the daily routine.

The idea i...

September 5, 2018

Free fitness sessions are being offered by clubs, parks and leisure centres across East and West Sussex to mark National Fitness Day on Wednesday 26 September. The message is simple - getting fit can be a lonely slog, but if you take regular exercise in a group it’s supportive, motivating and more fun. National Fitness Day is the largest celebration of physical activity in the UK, and to find out what...

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