Decision details

Draft Sussex Integrated Care Strategy Shared Delivery Plan (SDP)

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Strategic Management and Economic Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To enable consideration of the draft joint Sussex Integrated Care System (ICS) Shared Delivery Plan as it relates to delivering the shared ESCC and NHS priorities agreed for the population of East Sussex in the Sussex Integrated Care Strategy.


5.1       The Leader and Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health.




5.2       The Leader and Lead Member RESOLVED to:


1) Agree the East Sussex milestone plans that will enable delivery of East Sussex population and Place priorities, as set out in Delivery Area 4 of the Shared Delivery Plan (SDP) and Appendix 2 of the report; and


2) Provide any further feedback to strengthen the draft SDP and the collaborative arrangements in East Sussex to support delivery (in paragraphs 2.11 – 2.15 of the report) prior to it being presented to the Health and Wellbeing Board on 27 June and NHS Sussex Integrated Care Board (ICB) on 5 July for endorsement and approval respectively.




5.3       The draft Sussex Integrated Care Strategy sets out a strategic statement of common purpose across Sussex, and the critical areas of focus of the Sussex Health and Care Assembly. Good progress has been made with developing the Sussex Shared Delivery Plan with proactive engagement and support from system partners, to set out the arrangements for making this a reality over the next five-year timeframe. Part of this has involved managing the complexity of developing a cohesive single plan at a Sussex level, with significant progress made in developing a clear way forward which incorporates the NHS Operational Planning requirements and the delivery response to the Sussex Integrated Care Strategy, Improving Lives Together.


5.4       Alignment of Senior Responsible Officers, including both NHS Sussex Chief Officers and system Chief Executive Officers, Directors of Adult Social Care and Health, Public Health and Children’s Services, has ensured collective commitment to the delivery framework. In totality the SDP aims to present a clear improvement journey in the short, medium, and longer term.


5.5       Place is where the County Council’s statutory responsibilities, budgets and democratic accountability sits for the residents in our area. At the inception of the Sussex ICS there was local agreement that Place is key to strategic leadership, local commissioning and delivery within the ICS, in order to get the best value out of the full range of collective resources available to meet needs and improve the health, care and wellbeing of populations.


5.6       The SDP supports delivery of relevant Council priorities, and the Council’s commitment and ambition to deliver the best possible outcomes for local residents, as well as achieving the best use of collective public funding in East Sussex, through integrated working with the NHS. It provides an overarching delivery framework that will help the Health and Care Partnerships to work together in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, with the flexibility necessary to support effective collaboration at Place level, so an ongoing detailed focus on local needs and priorities can be maintained building on existing progress.


5.7       There are no changes to the Council’s statutory role and responsibilities for services and budgets. The SDP contains high level milestones and a roadmap covering the next 5 years. Were any detailed plans to be developed where the proposed changes to services would have significant impact on the East Sussex population, these would be subject to the normal process of engagement and formal consultation, including assessments of equality and health inequalities impacts and scrutiny by the Health Oversight and Scrutiny Committee, as appropriate and necessary to support accountability and decision-making by the relevant organisations.

Report author: Vicky Smith

Publication date: 20/06/2023

Date of decision: 20/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 20/06/2023 - Lead Member for Strategic Management and Economic Development

Effective from: 27/06/2023

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