Agenda item

NHS Updates

·         High Weald Lewes and Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

·         Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG

·         Hasting and Rother CCG



28.1     The Board considered updates by the representatives of the three CCGs in East Sussex.

High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (HWLH CCG)

·         A new Programme Director has been appointed to the Connecting 4 You (C4Y) programme.

·         HWLH CCG representatives are travelling to the Black Forest as part of Central Sussex and East Surrey Alliance (CSESA) to witness a fully integrated model of primary care and community services, with a fully integrated digital services, in action. This model of care is similar to the planned multi-speciality community providers in the CSESA footprint and the rural location and demographics are similar to the CSESA area.

·         The CCG has been invited to the 32nd International Alzheimer’s Conference in Japan to present about the Dementia Golden Ticket  pilot. The invitation has been funded by the Health Foundation, which has previously given out awards to HWLH CCG for its Dementia Golden Ticket pilot.

·         The HLWH CCG Dementia Clinical Lead, Emma Costello, has become the first doctor to win the Florence Nightingale award for her work on dementia; she is also shortlisted for the KSS Emerging Leader Award.

·         There are now 18 clinical leads at HWLH CCG including in new clinical areas such as community services, end of life care, self care and prevention; as well as more traditional roles such as dermatology and cardiology

·         The CCG is in financial balance for the fourth year running.

Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group (EHS CCG) / Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group (HR CCG)

·         One of the major pieces of work that the CCGs are engaged in is the considerable daily operational work with South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb), East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT), and Adult Social Care staff to cope with the immense demand on the health and social care system caused by the winter period. Both CCGs recorded their thanks to staff for their work in coping with demand over this difficult period.

·         ESBT is in week 131 and the test phase of the Accountable Care Model is due to begin on 1 April 2017.

·         The CCGs were given the opportunity by Eastbourne Buzz and ITN to explain to the public the extent of, and reasons for, the pressures on health and social care in the county.

·         The CCGs continue to contribute actively to the STP’s Acute Clinical Strategy.

·         HR CCG has issued a £300,000 grant to develop Community Wellbeing Hubs in Hastings and Bexhill as part of the Healthy Hastings and Rother programme.

·         HR CCG is continuing to support the Domestic Abuse Service in Hastings.

·         Over £2.6m of annualised  benefits income has been realised for clients across both CCGs as part of the Welfare Benefits project.

·         The CCGs have set up Clinical Leadership Groups involving primary and secondary care clinicians to help break down barriers that impede good patient care.

·         The CCGs have developed Enhanced Nursing Teams to support residents to help prevent hospital admissions and ensure that patients in hospitals are able to be discharged back to their own homes as quickly as possible.

·         The Chief Nurse, Alison Cannon, has received a Florence Nightingale scholarship.