Welcome to Healthwatch East Sussex

Healthwatch East Sussex gather people’s views of health and social care services in the county and make sure they are heard by the people in charge.

The people who fund and provide services have to listen to you, through us. So, whether you have had a good or bad experience, your views can help to make changes to services in East Sussex.

Our work covers all areas of health and social care. This includes GPs, hospitals, dentists, care homes, pharmacies, opticians and more. Join the conversation by sharing your experience or take a look at how you can get involved.

We also provide a free information and signposting service to help people access, understand, and navigate the health and care in East Sussex.

More information can be found by clicking here or calling our enquiries line on 0333 101 4007.

Feedback Centre for Health and Care services

Our Feedback Centre provides a unique opportunity for you to tell us, providers and the public your experience of using health and care services in East Sussex. 

We want to hear whether your experience has been good, bad or indifferent.

We use your reviews to understand where services are working well, and where they can be improved.

Visit the Feedback Centre

Young Healthwatch

Young Healthwatch East Sussex is a youth voice group set up to shine a spotlight on the health and care issues that face children and young people across our county.

We combine traditional youth work practices with creativity, technology, and youth leadership, to create an exciting and engaging program for local young people to act as community ambassadors and support our projects and campaigns on children and young people’s health topics.

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Rye Listening Tour 2023

Our 2023 ‘Listening Tour’ captured feedback and experiences of health and care services from residents living in Rye and the Surrounding villages.

We have now drawn together what we have heard and our reports can be found on our Listening Tour webpage here.

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Latest News

Tell us your experiences of NHS health and care in Sussex

February 1, 2024

We are supporting NHS Sussex in promoting a new survey to find out about your experiences and views of local … Read more

Our host organisation East Sussex Community Voice are recruiting a Trainee Communication and Marketing Officer

February 23, 2024

Our host organisation East Sussex Community Voice is recruiting a Trainee Communication and Marketing Officer. Working pattern: 35 hours per week … Read more

Patients are being urged to support the NHS by using services wisely during industrial action

February 23, 2024

People are being urged to support NHS services, and know how to get help over the coming days, as health … Read more

Our reports


We regularly review the experiences you told us through public events, surveys, Feedback Centre and Information & Signposting enquiries.

Healthwatch uses your feedback with health and care decision-makers to seek a positive difference, and this document sets out the issues you raised and any changes you have helped us to deliver during February 2024.

By Healthwatch East Sussex
You Said - We Did

Throughout September 2023, Healthwatch East Sussex conducted various activities to engage with people from Rye and the surrounding villages to hear their experiences of health and social care.

As part of our activity, Healthwatch staff and volunteers carried out a ‘mystery shopping’ exercise of six GP surgery websites in and around Rye. This report summarises our findings and recommendations.

By Healthwatch East Sussex
GP Mystery Shopping

Throughout September 2023, Healthwatch East Sussex conducted various engagement activities to engage with people from Rye and the surrounding villages to hear their experiences of health and social care.

As part of our activity, we conducted ‘Enter and View’ visits at 19 care homes settings across Rye and Rother District. This report summarises our findings and recommendations.

By Healthwatch East Sussex
Care Home Enter and View
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