As part of our ambition to create a fully integrated and sustainable health and social care system for local people, we are working to build stronger communities and provide more services closer to home.
We have already established ‘Locality Networks’ as a way to bring together local people, organisations and communities to share knowledge, insight and experience about their locality and the support provided within it.
Our next step is to establish ‘Locality Planning and Delivery Groups’ across our ESBT localities (Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford, Hastings, Bexhill and Rural Rother) as a means to enable planning and clinically led decisions at a local level. These groups will bring together GPs, community health and social care, mental health, children’s services, community pharmacy the voluntary sector and others.
The aim is that together, and with the right people in the room, we can begin to unpick and discuss what’s preventing our integrated health and care system working locally and what needs to be in place to allow that to happen.
Our ambition is that these groups will help to determine local priorities whilst focusing use of resources where it makes the greatest impact and is most effective. The Locality Planning and Delivery Groups will also have a role in improving access to services and achieving better outcomes for local people. This work will be supported through a locality profile which will describe the needs, assets and resources within a locality alongside data and intelligence on demand for services.
If you would like to find out more or have any questions then please do get in touch via the contact form.