Decision details

East Sussex Health and Social Care Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree priorities for integrating the commissioning and delivery of health and social care services, for three years from April 2020.


44.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health.

44.2     It was RESOLVED to:

1.             agree the Council’s contribution to the draft East Sussex Health and Social Care plan as set out in Appendix 1, and plans for further consultation with local stakeholders;

2.             agree the projects set out in Appendix 3 to take forward the proposed Target Operating Model for integrated community health and social care services, as part of the broader community health and social care services programme; and

3.             note that further work will be taking place to develop proposals for an East Sussex Integrated Care Partnership, including further engagement with stakeholders.




44.3     Taking into account the progress made to date, our East Sussex plan strengthens the whole population focus across the local health and social care economy.  It sets out the key areas of focus for our collective system working that are needed to guide and deliver the changes needed in East Sussex to meet the health and care needs of our population, reduce health inequalities, and deliver outcomes on a sustainable basis.

44.4       A number of discussions and meetings have been progressed with key stakeholders across our system to achieve this, underpinned by the initial key principles and priorities agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board in September.  This will ensure that the next phase of our work and the priorities for 2020/21 are understood, shared and owned by the broader system, and take account of the needs of the whole East Sussex population. 

44.5       Our plans and objectives for integration of community health and social care services continue to align with the NHS Long Term Plan, and the ongoing development of Primary Care Networks, with the intention of further strengthening the operational interface with General Practice through implementing greater levels of integration of community health and social care services. 

44.6       Overall this will ensure that we continue to maintain our focus on moving to integrated community care delivery to meet our population health and care needs and tackle the challenge of an ageing population, which we are at the forefront of in East Sussex.

44.7       The priorities set out in the Plan will also guide and inform the development of the ICP, to enable the delivery of shared objectives both in 2020/21 and in subsequent years and get the maximum benefit for our population. 


44.8     The three East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust will be taking a similar report through their governance processes in broadly the same timeframe


Publication date: 28/01/2020

Date of decision: 28/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/02/2020

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