The NHS, social care and public health in Sussex and East Surrey have published their Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
The plan outlines how local health and social care services will work together to transform and integrate services to meet the changing needs of all of the people who live in this area.
The plan is being delivered by three defined geographical areas. These are:
- Coastal Care
- Central Sussex and East Surrey Alliance
- East Sussex Better Together
The plan has been built on extensive ongoing conversations with communities; however there is a clear recognition that there needs to be further efforts to engage more deeply with all stakeholders; including local people and patients.
Over the coming weeks and months communities will be invited to join conversations on what matters most to local people.
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, says: “This is a challenging and really important piece of work. We need to plan now to ensure that our precious health and social care systems work closely together to provide the care that people want, within the resources that we have available.”
He adds: “Our pledge to our workforce and our community is that we want to get this right; and we need our community’s views in order to do that. So, apart from robust governance structures; we will use all the means at our disposal to involve workforce, patients, carers, the public and health and care professionals at every stage.”
To view the plan please visit the STP page.