West Sussex health and care services under scrutiny

West Sussex health and care services under scrutiny

 

The delivery plans for key local health and social care services are on the agenda of the West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board next week.

The Board will review commissioning plans for health and social care for the next two years (2014-15 and 2015-16). The plans are by West Sussex County Council and the NHS (the three West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England) for the delivery of key local services, including hospital services, public health, adults’ and children’s social care, primary care and mental health.

Chairman of the Board Christine Field said: “We’ll be checking that the organisations involved are working together to ensure their plans are consistent with local priorities, as set out in the agreed Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for West Sussex.

“Key priority areas for the Board are children and families, workplace health, and dementia. We want to see how these are reflected in planning services for the future – to ensure improved health and wellbeing for West Sussex residents.”

The Board will also look at how NHS funding for social care, called the Better Care Fund, will be allocated across West Sussex. The funding is to transform local services so that people are provided with better integrated care and support, including through the expansion of community-based care.

The Board meets on Thursday January 30th at 2.15 pm, at County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham.

 

 

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