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HOSC press releases,briefings, annual reports issued






Joint HOSC - West Sussex - Fit for the Future independent review recommended, but put on hold - press release 17 October 2008

Next steps for maternity plans - press release 10 September 2008

HOSC welcomes maternity decision - press release 4 September 2008

Independent Reconfiguration Panel submits report on East Sussex maternity services to Secretary of State- press release 4 August 2008- click here

West Sussex PCT proposals for future health services referred to Health Secretary - press release 28 July 2008 - click here

Independent Review Panel review on NHS maternity service East Sussex proposals - press release 13 May 2008 - click here

Joint HOSC meet July 23 to decide if West Sussex Fit for the Future decisions should be referred to Secretary of State - press release 15 July - click here

West Sussex PCT agreed to stand by its decision on future model of health care for West Sussex - press release 10 July - click here

HOSC refer planned changes to maternity services to the Secretary of State - press release - 29 January 2008

Fit for the Future - HOSC recommends fullest review of all options on maternity services - press release 11th October 2007 - click here

Changes to maternity services to be discussed by HOSC - press release - 14 January 2008

Front line medical staff gives views on 'Fit for the Future' proposals - press release - 30 May 2007

Fit for the future news release - 9 May 2007

Fit for the future consultation programme date - press release - 2 March 2007

HOSC Annual Report 2005 Printed copy available from Sam White on 01273 481581 or email

Government U turn on health inspection proposal - press release - 15 December 2006

Nick Yeo, Chief Executive East Sussex PCTs called to accounty over the uncertainty surrounding the future of maternity services in East Sussex - press release - 18 December 2006

HOSC condemns Government's 'cavalier' attitude towards public and patient inspection of health services. This follows proposals which would see public and patient representatives lose their right to inspect hospitals and other NHS institutions. October 2006- press release

HOSC criticises the 'disappointing' roll-out of 'Choose and Book' - the new on-line system which was supposed to 'revolutionise' the booking of hospital appointments by GPs. October 2006 - press release

Briefing from Adult Social Care on Older Adult Mental Health Service's current in-patient provision - briefing.


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