Since we started working together as East Sussex Better Together in August 2014, we’ve delivered significant improvements in the accessibility, quality and safety of our services for local people, as well as helping more people to live well in their home setting.
Our partnership has taken away some of the barriers to our staff working well together. We’ve successfully integrated teams and processes, for example Health and Social Care Connect (HSCC) and integrated locality teams.
We’re using an Outcomes Framework to measure our progress and at the end of 2017 there was some clear evidence of progress and sustained improvements in our system for local people. In particular, we reduced the number of people in hospitals waiting for social care support, we reduced the time that patients stay in hospital unnecessarily and we reduced the time people wait in A&E.
Our ongoing priorities include:
- Improving urgent care services
- Bringing together health and social care
- Building stronger communities
- Improved access to services
- Tackling health inequality
- Better community services
- Improving health and wellbeing
- Better use of medicines
Find out more:
- Find out more about Integrated (Accountable) Care
- Find out what East Sussex Better Together will mean for you
- Find out about our model of care framework
- Find out how we are developing and adding to our workforce to deliver our improved health and social care services in our ESBT Workforce Strategy (PDF)
- Find out about our ESBT Community Education Provider Network (CEPN)