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Population Health Check

Posted on: 30/01/2019

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 their busy lives. There is also a need to change how we use the resources we have available for health and care services. We have limited money, staff and buildings and we have to improve how we use what we have.

“We want the local plans to be co-produced as much as possible with as many different people, groups and communities as possible to make sure they truly reflect the needs of our population.”

During 2019, the local NHS will be going out to speak and listen to people across the local area and encouraging many others to give their feedback. This will build on engagement that has already taken place and will help identify the priority areas that need to be the focus of the local plans.

We will be discussing six key areas of the FUTURE of health and care:

Facing up to our challenges

Understanding our needs

Transforming our services

Unjustified differences in our care

Resources for our services

Equity for our people

Make sure you take the opportunity to share your views, experiences and suggestions and help us shape the FUTURE of local health and care together.

Date

Place

Location

Time

5 Feb 2019

Haywards Heath

Clair Hall

13.00 – 16.00

Book via eventbrite

6 Feb 2019

Brighton

Brighthelm Centre

9.00 – 12.00

Book via eventbrite

11 Feb 2019

Durrington (focus on Mental Health

Swandean

2.00 – 17.00

12 Feb 2019

Eastbourne (focus on Mental Health)

Devonshire Park

14.00 – 16.00

Book via eventbrite

13 Feb 2019

Uckfield

Uckfield Civic Centre

9.30 – 11.30

Book via eventbrite

14 Feb 2019

Reigate

Reigate Baptist Church

13.00 – 16.00

Book via eventbrite

20 Feb 2019

Crawley

The Charis Centre

10.00 – 12.00

Book via eventbrite

27 Feb 2019

Brighton (focus on Mental Health)

Brighthelm Centre

9.00 – 11.00

Book via eventbrite

13 March 2019

Bexhill

Manor Barn

14.00 – 16.00

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15 March 2019

Hailsham

Hailsham Civic Centre

10.00 – 12.00

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19 March 2019

Durrington

Field Place

17.00 – 19.00

20 March 2019

Chichester

Assembly Room

10.00 – 12.00

27 March 2019

Midhurst

The Grange Community Centre

14.00 – 16.00

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