NHS West Sussex is the local leader of the NHS and our primary aim is to enable the people of West Sussex to improve their health and wellbeing.
Strategic commissioning plan
Our plans for health services for the future
In 2009, NHS West Sussex drew up an ambitious five-year plan to transform local health services in West Sussex.
The Strategic Commissioning Plan (SCP) sets out our 12 strategic goals up until 2014 and how we plan to achieve them.
We have based the goals on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and feedback from stakeholders. The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is how Primary Care Trusts and local authorities describe the future health and wellbeing of local populations and outline a strategy to meet those needs.
12 strategic goals
Our vision: Lifelong health and wellbeing for everyone in West Sussex
- improve people’s health and wellbeing
- improve the health of people living with long-term conditions such as asthma or diabetes
- improve stroke and heart services
- reduce the number of deaths from cancer
- ensure more health services for older people are available closer to their home
- improve children and maternity services
- reduce hospital infections
- ensure better access to specialist services such as renal and cancer
- reduce the variation and gaps in health services across West Sussex
- improve the quality of life and increase life expectancy
- allow some people with mental health issues greater freedom to buy their own care
- increase the number of people who die at home or in a setting of their own choice.
Our Operating Plan shows how NHS West Sussex will achieve the 12 goals in the Strategic Commissioning Plan within a particular financial year.