The Big Health and Care Conversation

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During the second half of 2018 High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), as part of the Connecting 4 You (a programme that builds on work that is already underway to improve local health and social care for the population of High Weald, Lewes and Havens), engaged with and listened to 175 members of the public, patients, partners and colleagues to find out what matters to them most and to talk about the challenges that we all face in health and social care.

We had face-to-face conversations with members of the public, patients, partners and colleagues at our large scale events at Newhaven in April 2018, and Lewes in October 2018. We also had conversations with working people at Peacehaven Chamber of Commerce in November 2018, and Sussex Police in October 2018. 26 people also participated via our online Big Health and Care Survey. 

Many of the people that we spoke to were representatives of, and had links to, wider groups and communities. Therefore, the feedback gathered was much wider than members of the public, patients, partners, and voluntary sector organisations who attended an event or participated in the Big Health and Care Survey.

We promised to share the feedback we heard and how that feedback has already started to influence planning and shape improved services for the future.  A summary of our findings can be found here.

A full account of the feedback can be made available upon request via

The Big Health and Care Conversation Podcast

In this podcast Dr Laura Hill, Clinical Chair of NHS Crawley CCG and Dr David Supple, Clinical Chair of NHS Brighton and Hove CCG, discuss the financial challenges faced by local health and care services, and the Big Health and Care Conversation events.

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