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First Community company strategy 2017-20 launched at AGM

First Community's new company strategy 2017-20 was launched at the AGM on 1 November 2017 by CEO Sarah Billiald. The strategy outlines First Community's ambitions for the next three years. The refreshed strategy will drive forward the improvement colleagues, commissions, partners and our community have told us they want us to make. It details what this will mean for: - Local people...
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First Community Annual Report 2016-17 published

FIrst Community's Annual Report 2016-17 is published today at the AGM on 1 November 2017. 
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Free on-line safety event for people over 50 in West Sussex

West Sussex County Council is running a free event on 27 November at Crawley Library from 2-4pm. Spaces are limited so book now to reserve your space. The session is aimed at people over 50 on how to stay safe on-line. Free tea and coffee provided. To book see the attached poster.  
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First Community Health and Care used as example of outstanding practice in CQC State of Care report

Redhill-based, community healthcare provider, First Community Health and Care, has been used as a case study of outstanding practice in the CQC annual State of Care report. Launched in Westminster on Tuesday 10 October, the report is the CQC's assessment of health and social care in England and looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that...
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First Community Health and Care rated outstanding by CQC

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First Community Health and Care rated outstanding by CQC   Redhill-based First Community Health and Care has been rated outstanding by CQC following an inspection of its services in March 2017 putting First Community in the top 2% of health organisations inspected by CQC in England. The report was published on 18 August 2017.   First Community is a social enterprise...
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Service bulletin from Children and Family Health Surrey

Since 1 April 2017 First Community has provided 0-19 services to children young people and their families and carers through Children and Family Health Surrey with its partners CSH Surrey and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We've published an update our services, which you can find here.
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First Community Dementia training approved by Dementia Friends

First Community’s in-house dementia training programme, developed and run by Nurse Advisor for Dementia  Samantha Lungu, has been accredited by Dementia Friends.  Dementia Friends is an initiative from the Alzheimers Society to change the way people think, act and talk about dementia. As a result of the accreditation, delegates who taken part in the training, are entitled to wear the...
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First Community publishes 2016-2017 quality report

First Community's quality report for 2016-2017 is now available to download.  Along with other providers of NHS services, FIrst Community is required to publish a quality report each year about the quality of the services we provide. The account includes a review of our quality improvement priorities for 2016-17 and our priorities for 2017-18.
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Stay safe in the Sun

Following  the Met Office forecast of hot weather in the next few days, here is some advice from NHS England about staying well in the heat. The advice includes: stay out of the heat, cool yourself down, keep your environment cool or find somewhere else that is cool look out for neighbours, family or friends who may be isolated and unable to care for themselves; make sure they...
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Services open as usual at First Community on Monday 15 May 2017

First Community's Minior Injuries Unit (MIU), and other community services, are running as usual today 15 May 2017.
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