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New strategy for NHS community services in Sussex
08 May 2019

NHS in Sussex to focus on population health and patient feedback

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) has published a three-year strategy setting out how it will deliver excellent care at the heart of the community.

The strategy sets out how the organisation, which is the leading provider of NHS community services in Sussex, will meet the changing needs of the local population.

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive at SCFT, said: "We are proud to share our strategy with you. In this document, we will set out how we will achieve our vision of ‘Excellent Care at the Heart of the Community’. Our strategy has been created from the comments and suggestions of our staff, volunteers, patients and partners and provides a view of what our patients can expect from us over the next three years.

"In a complex and changing environment for health and social care, SCFT has to adapt to ensure that we are equipped to face the challenges of the future. In order to improve health and care outcomes for local communities we must work in partnership with primary care, social care, acute hospitals, mental health, ambulance services, schools and the charitable sector. We will also work in collaboration with public health teams to focus on prevention and to help people in Sussex to stay healthy. Above all, we will listen to the people that use our services and use their feedback to improve what we do."

SCFT, which provides community services to around 1.3 million people, set out its vision and the values that its teams across the county share.

The Trust, an employer of 5,000 people, also explained its strategic goals for the next three years. This explains what patients, partners and the communities that the organisation services can expect from the Trust.

Its goals include:

  • Population health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Experience
  • Thriving Staff
  • Value and Sustainability

The document also gives some powerful examples of how SCFT already delivers excellent care.

Download a copy of the document by clicking here.

To view a PowerPoint summary of the document, click here.

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