Draft East Sussex Health and Social Care Plan

Closed 1 Mar 2020

Opened 31 Jan 2020


Partners across the NHS in East Sussex, East Sussex County Council, Healthwatch East Sussex and the voluntary and community sector have been working together to draw up a Health and Social Care Plan for our county. The draft plan sets out the health and social care needs of our East Sussex residents, and how we intend to drive the transformation needed to meet them over the next 3-5 years.

Through our new joint plan we want to continue our work to improve our population’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, by breaking down barriers between health and social care to deliver the right care and support, at the right time, in the right places for local people.

The draft plan focuses on our agreed priorities and next steps for transformation and integration between health and social care; prevention, children and young people, community services, urgent care, planned care and mental health.

There is growing demand on both NHS and social care services. More and more local people will require support and care for long term conditions. By joining up the care we provide we will be better able to support people to live as independently as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes for them.

Over the next few weeks the draft East Sussex Health and Social Care plan will go through each of our partner’s formal sign off processes.

Share your comments on the draft East Sussex plan

Our East Sussex plans have been informed by our most recent engagement with local people and our stakeholders. Our conversations with local people and our stakeholders will be ongoing as we start to deliver the plan together. As part of this, there is an opportunity to share your comments on the draft East Sussex Health and Social Care Plan through an online feedback form. Your feedback and ideas will be used to inform how we take forward work on our priorities in the coming year.

Visit the Health and Social Care News East Sussex website to read the East Sussex Health and Social Care Plan before completing this feedback form. You can also download the draft plan using the link at the end of this page.

Please do not share your name, address or any other personal identifiable information within your responses.

The Sussex Health and Care Strategy

Our East Sussex plan also forms part of a wider health and social care strategy for the whole of Sussex. The Sussex-wide strategy is a response to the national NHS Long Term Plan and covers joint priorities for East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove, as well as Sussex-wide clinical priorities. For example maternity services, cancer, stroke, falls and fractures.

Privacy information: This survey is anonymous and we don't ask you to provide any personal information. Please ensure that any comments you make don't include any names or personal details of you or anyone else. You can find more information about how the data will be stored and processed by East Sussex County Council on our website.


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