West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board to hear about plans for local NHS services

West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board will hear about plans for local NHS services at its next week.

 
Last updated:
6 October 2016

Local NHS chiefs will present their plans for local NHS services to West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board next week.

The Board – which is made up of councillors, GPs, health and social care officials and representatives of patients and the public – will hear about the local sustainability and transformation plan (STP).

The Board meets on Thursday 13 October at 2pm, in County Hall North, Chart Way in Horsham.

All areas of the country have been split into geographic areas called 'footprints' and each has to create a five-year STP for local health services.

West Sussex is part of the East Surrey and Sussex STP.

The plans are important because they show how local healthcare organisations plan to meet the financial and service pressures they collectively face.

Board chairman, Christine Field, said: “This is an important meeting for us as this plan is highly significant for health services and local people. We will be hearing about how the draft plan is coming together ahead of it being submitted in late October.”

Members of West Sussex Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee, which scrutinises strategic issues affecting the whole of West Sussex, have been invited to attend the Board meeting.

The Health and Wellbeing Board’s role is to lead and advise on work to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of West Sussex through the development of improved and integrated health and social care services.

All meetings are open to the public to attend.

To find out more and to see the agenda, visit the Health and Wellbeing Board web pages.

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