Views sought on the future of NHS community services
13 June 2018

NHS seeking patient and public views on the future of local community services

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is seeking the views of patients and members of the public as it begins work on designing the future of community services.

The Trust, which provides NHS community services in homes, schools, clinics and hospitals across Sussex, has launched a programme of engagement called Sussex Community Conversations.

The Trust wants to hear from its staff, former and present patients, local people and community groups.

It wants to know what is important to them and how NHS community services could best meet the needs of local people.

Your views are vitally important

Dr Richard Quirk, Medical Director at SCFT, said: “The NHS is changing to meet the needs of local people. As a Trust we are rising to that challenge with colleagues across the organisation working hard to deliver excellent care at the heart of the local community.

“As an organisation we now we want plan out our journey from ‘good to great’ and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our organisation.

“What matters to our staff, our patients and our local communities, matters to all of us and those views are vitally important.

“Our new Clinical Care Strategy will define how we want to work and how we align with other parts of the NHS to best meet the needs of patients.”

What next?


The Trust has launched a series of roadshow events for its 5,000 staff at its sites across Sussex.

It will hold a community open day in September and is planning a range of other events to engage with the communities that it serves.

This work is part of the development of a new Clinical Care Strategy to help shape the future of community services and support the local NHS to meet the changing needs of the population.

This is just the first round of engagement and there will be many more opportunities for our staff, members, patients and the wider public to have their say.

Get involved

Members of the public can share their views by completing the following survey:

If you would like to feedback directly you can contact us at or call 01273 696 011.

If you are hearing impaired and would prefer to text, message us on 07840942154 quoting SCC (your normal tariff charges will apply).