Your chance to influence the future of our local NHS
Do you want to influence the future of our local NHS? Have you got ideas of how we can make health and care more affordable? How can we prioritise what we need to focus on most to make health and care better for everyone?
Local people and clinical staff are being asked to help answer these questions and more in a series of engagement events across Sussex and East Surrey.
Following the national publication of the NHS Long-term Plan (https://www.england.nhs.uk/long-term-plan/) local organisations have been asked to work together as part of health and care systems to develop their own plans which will set out how the national plan will work across local areas.
To help develop this local plan, doctors, specialists and clinicians have come together across Sussex and East Surrey to give a Population Health Check. They have looked at clinical evidence, patient experience and local knowledge and given a diagnosis of what needs to change from their expert point of view.
The local NHS now wants to seek the views, experience and ideas of patients, public, staff, volunteers and carers, so the local plans are developed in a way that best reflects the needs of our population.
Dr Minesh Patel, local GP and Chair of the Sussex and East Surrey Clinical and Professional Cabinet which developed the Population Health Check, said: “The health and care needs of our populations are constantly changing and the way we all live our lives is constantly changing. So it is essential that local health and care services also constantly change to give our people the care they need in a way that best suits