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Now that the NHS Long Term Plan has been published, now is the right time for us to talk with our communities about what the areas are that we need to focus on to ensure services remain sustainable and right for patients.

These discussions will build on what we have already heard through our Big Health and Care Conversation across the area, and help us think about how we use the available money for health and care in the best possible way: We can do anything, but not everything”.

We have been talking to members of the public, patients and colleagues across Sussex and East Surrey about the FUTURE of health and care:

Facing up to our challenges
Understanding need
Transforming services
Unwarranted variation – ensuring this does not happen
Resources and how we use them most effectively
Equality of access and care for our diverse population

We have held a number of events across Sussex and East Surrey, and spoken to hundreds of people in Haywards Heath, Uckfield, Bexhill and further afield. We also attended a number of local events to engage and communicate with the local population on the priorities and ambitions for the years ahead. In addition, an online survey provided opportunities to gather wider views and feedback.

Click here to read a summary report of the priorities you have identified so far. And click here for the full report.

We want to hear the views, experience and ideas of patients, public, staff, volunteers and carers. We want the local plans to be co-produced with as many different people as possible to make sure they truly reflect the needs of our population. That's why we are now entering 'phase two' of our engagement and going out to groups in the local community to find out what matters to them.

Our Population Health Check

To help develop the local plan, doctors, specialists and clinicians have come together across Sussex and East Surrey to develop a 'Population Health Check'. They have looked at clinical evidence, patient experience and local population information to give a diagnosis of what needs to change from their expert point of view.

To find out more, please email : csesca.engagement@nhs.net

The NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the priorities and ambitions for the years ahead to make sure the NHS continues to provide high-quality care across the country:

Thank you for taking the time to read more about the Our Health Our Care Our FUTURE programme of work, including the NHS Long Term Plan and the Population Health Check.

We would appreciate it if you could take a moment to complete a feedback form to let us know whether this information has been helpful and where we can work further with you to improve health and care for the future in Sussex and East Surrey. You can access the feedback form here.

ReSPECT process Discussion Group

ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) is a process that creates personalised recommendations for clinical care in emergency situations in which patients are not able to decide for themselves or communicate their wishes.

The CCG is looking to recruit members of the public to participate in a ‘Discussion Group’ event. i.e. a balanced group to meet and consider (and advise us about) how best the CCGs should communicate and engage with the wider public/interested parties about ReSPECT implementation.

For more details and information on how to register your interest please download this form below or contact tim.crowhurst@nhs.net.

Commissioning Reform events for stakeholders

The NHS Long Term Plan outlined how the NHS will change in the future, including a fundamental shift in how CCGs will work and how future commissioning will be carried out.  As part of this, you may be aware of proposals to merge CCGs in East and West Sussex (not including Brighton and Hove CCG), in order to ensure the planning and buying of health services can be done in a more effective and joined up way with Local Authorities in future. This also supports the move towards “Integrated Care Systems”  and “Population Health Commissioning", with a greater focus on prevention and outcomes rather than episodes of sickness and illness.

We know that some people are unclear about these changes and that there are lots of questions about new ways of working. We want to ensure you are provided with clear information and the opportunity to ask questions and give us your views.

We have planned a number of discussion sessions across Sussex, where you will hear about these changes from our Clinical and Commissioning Leads, and have opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions for our aim of working more collaboratively with our partners.

The list below shows where we are holding these discussions, with the links to book your place (so we know how many will be attending).

If you cannot attend, please do let us know if you would like someone to come to your organisation or group to talk through the changes. Contact us at HWCCG.engagement@nhs.net.

Brighton and Hove - 24th July 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Brighthelm Centre - Auditorium

Arundel – 24th July 9.30am – 11.00am
Venue: Fontwell Park – Suites 11 & 12, Fontwell Ave, Fontwell, Arundel BN18 0SX

Horsham – 17th July 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: The Bridge Leisure Centre - Dance Studio, Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham RH12 3YS

Eastbourne – 10th July 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Eastbourne Borough Council, Council Chamber Room, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4UG