Draft Sussex Health and Care Plan – feedback wanted

Friday November 1, 2019

A plan that aims to improve, extend and save the lives of people living across Sussex has been made available for public comment.

The Sussex Health and Care Plan has been developed over the last nine months and represents the county’s response to the ever-changing local health and care needs of our populations, and the national ambitions and expectations set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

The plan has been developed across our health and care partners and with the involvement and input of partners, clinicians, specialists, health and care professionals, staff, patients, their families and our public. It is a continuation of the work that has already taken place over the last few years to improve and join-up health and care services.

The purpose of the plan is to bring real benefits to the lives of our populations, through:

  • Improved, equitable access to high-quality, safe and joined-up care.
  • Greater access to health and care professionals with the most appropriate skills for people’s specific needs.
  • Health and care being tailored in a more personalised way at home, or as close to home as possible.
  • People being better supported to improve their own health and wellbeing.
  • Better availability of non-clinical solutions that will keep people healthier for longer.
  • Easier interactions with health and care services through technology.
  • Greater joined-up support for people with multiple health conditions.
  • Better support for people in care homes to ensure safe and high quality care.

The Sussex Health and Care Plan will be delivered through three local plans across Brighton and Hove, West Sussex and East Sussex. A significant amount of public engagement took place to inform and help shape the plans and a large amount of feedback has already been collated and incorporated into the working draft.

The document is available for comment via the following link and feedback will be considered and incorporated until 8 November 2019.

The final version of the document is expected to be published in early December 2019.

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