Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Plan

All NHS and local authority organisations who commission and provide health and care in Sussex and East Surrey are putting aside their usual boundaries and coming together to create an ambitious plan to achieve a sustainable health and care system built around the needs of our local populations.

Sussex and East Surrey is one of 44 geographical Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) areas, known as footprints, across the country who have been asked to produce a long-term plan outlining how local health and care services will evolve, improve and continue over the next five years.

STP footprints are not statutory bodies, they are collective forums, which aim to bring together health and care leaders to support the delivery of improved health and care based on the needs of local populations. They do not replace existing local bodies, or change local accountabilities.

The Sussex and East Surrey STP includes representatives from all health and care organisations including NHS trusts (providers), clinical commissioning groups, local GPs, local councils and Healthwatch.

The Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Plan outlines how we will all work together to transform and integrate health and social care services to meet the changing needs of all of the people who live in our area.  It is the first time that we have all worked together in this way and it gives us an opportunity to bring about positive and genuine improvement in health and social care delivery over the next five years.

We have identified three STP wide priorities across the area for us to develop and share the best models of care: –

  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Frailty
  • Primary care


The STP will build on existing engagement work with local stakeholders; including the public and patients and we will continue to engage and consult with the people living and working in the communities we serve as we look to shape and sustain our services for the future.


Download the STP