Who we are? What we do? Where we are going? Paul SomervilleMarketing & Stakeholder Engagement Manager www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk
Who we are and what we do• Main provider of NHS community health services across West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.• Provide wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 9,000 people a day.• Help people plan, manage and adapt to changes in their health, prevent avoidable admission to hospital and minimise hospital stay.• We spend on average £500,000 a day.• Over 90 services across from adults to children.• Over 4,000 staff.
Our missionCare that Counts. Improving Health. Changing Lives.1. Providing care and managing clinical risk in the community.2. Preventing avoidable hospital admissions.3. Minimising hospital stay – supported early discharge.4. Improving lives through self-care and prevention (wellbeing).5. Coordinated and flexible service for families and children.
Our visionTo put excellent communitycare at the heart of the NHS.Providing leading-edgecommunity-based servicesthat support local people andhelp keep healthcare affordable.
Four strategic objectives• Develop flexible and innovative care based on patient-centred design.• Improve patient experience and raise the quality of care.• Sustain and improve our financial strength.• Become a thriving Foundation Trust supported by excellent staff and public engagement.
Current situation – diverse population needs• Ageing population, especially in West Sussex. Need investment in integrated health and social care to care for people at home.• Above average young population in Brighton and Hove with issues around alcohol, smoking, drugs and STDs.• Above average obesity levels in West Sussex.• Deprivation above national average in Brighton and Hove, increasing in West Sussex.• Primary causes of death: cancer, circulatory diseases and respiratory diseases. We need to deliver sustained services and service improvement in these areas.
Population managementBased on our local demographic area, our key priorities are to supportthe following populations:• Children and young people.• Those with complex health needs e.g. a long term condition.• The frail elderly population.
A sample of our services Community rapid response, community neurologicalFrail elderly adults rehabilitation team/stroke, specialist nursing, therapy and unplanned services, HIV, integrated primary care teams, care end of life care and palliative care. Children & young Health visiting, school nursing, looked after children, people’s services community nursing, therapy servicesin partnership with continuing care, short breaks, child development centres. BHCC Scheduled care Specialist dental services, prosthetics and tissue viability. Wheelchair services, community equipment provision and Reablement Sussex Rehabilitation Centre. Smoking cessation, abdominal aorta screening,Health & wellbeing sexual health service, TB and cancer screening.
Our plans to become a foundation trust• We are planning to start our official consultation in mid October.• All NHS trusts have to become an independent foundation trust or merge with an existing foundation trust.• Foundation trusts have more freedom from government control and answer instead to local people and their staff.• As a foundation trust we can build much stronger links with the people we serve.• Residents in West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and all patients of our services can have their say and join as a member.
Thanks for listening. Any questions?www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk