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ePanel Round-up: July 2019

Changes to commissioning - join the discussion  

As mentioned in the June newsletter, new proposals are being discussed about the way the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across Sussex and East Surrey work in the future.

The Governing Bodies of the eight CCGs – Brighton and Hove; Coastal West Sussex; Crawley; East Surrey; Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford; Hastings and Rother; High Weald Lewes Havens; and Horsham and Mid Sussex - have been exploring how commissioning can be done more effectively to bring greater benefits for our populations. 

Some progress has already been made across the area such as
  • Stronger leadership
  • Greater consistency
  • Better working relationship with NHS organisations
  • Shared experience
We have planned a number of discussion sessions where you can come along and hear about the changes from our Clinical and Commissioning Leads, ask questions and make suggestions about how we can work better together with both NHS and other organisations.

Each session will have the same content so please feel free to book a date that is convenient to you:

10 July 2019 | 3 - 4.30pm | Eastbourne County Council Chamber Room, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UG
17 July 2019 | 4 - 5.30pm | The Bridge Leisure Centre, Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, RH12 3YS
24 July 2019 | 9.30 - 11am | Suites 11 & 12, Fontwell Park Racecourse, Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell, Arundel BN18 0SX
24 July 2019 | 12.30 - 2pm | Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD 

If you cannot attend, please do let us know if you would like someone to come to your organisation or group to talk through the changes.

If you have any questions, please contact us

Annual report 2018/19  

Our annual report describes our membership and governance and highlights the work of the CCG through 2018/19. As well as the full report there is also a short summary document.

Help the ambulance service shape its strategy 

South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), is inviting people to help shape a new Patient Experience Strategy.

The Trust is keen to ensure it further develops its service to be responsive and to hear what matters most to patients when they need the emergency service.

People are invited to take a few moments to complete a short questionnaire. The responses will help guide the strategy which will be delivered over the next five years.

Anyone wishing to complete the questionnaire in paper form should contact the patient experience team on 0300 123 0999 who will arrange for a copy to be sent which can be returned free of charge.

The questionnaire will be available to complete until Friday 2 August.

New premises for St Wilfrids hospice  

From 5 July 2019, St Wilfrid's Hospice will be moving to their brand new building in Bosham.  

The new hospice has been designed to be warm and welcoming with 18 patient rooms, each with smart bed technology for comfort and safety, private family areas and chapel for personal reflection. In addition a Living Well Centre will offer therapeutic and social activities to boost wellbeing and help visitors to live independently for longer. There will also be a publicly available volunteer-run café to enjoy.

Alison Moorey, Chief Executive, said "Your new Hospice will have a feeling of being a home from home for patients, families and visitors alike"

St Wilfrid’s relies on public donations, wills and grants to meet 84% of its annual running costs. Supporters and members of the public will soon be invited to tour the £16.2 million state of the art Hospice that their support helped to build.

Read the latest news from our partner organisations... 

Coastal bites

  • Staff from Coastal West Sussex CCG feature in a video reflecting why working together offers an opportunity to improve health outcomes.
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has again rated the quality services provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as Good overall following an inspection in January and February 2019.
  • Switchboard is partnering with Macmillan Cancer Support to launch two surveys to help learn about the experiences and needs of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and/or any other gender or sexual minority) people living with cancer in Sussex or East Surrey. This includes people who are going through treatment, approaching the end of treatment or who have finished treatment.
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