Recruitment to the New Governing Bodies

NHS East Sussex CCG

Who We Are

NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be established on the 1 April 2020 from a merger of the current NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG, NHS Hastings and Rother CCG and NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG.

NHS East Sussex CCG will be led by a group of local doctors and nurses and brings together all GP practices across East Sussex as CCG members.

Member practices from Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford, Hastings and Rother and High Weald Lewes Havens will elect GPs, allied health care professionals or practice managers to represent its views on our Governing Body.

By talking and listening to people in East Sussex, we decide which services are needed so that everyone – whoever they are, however they live and whatever their state of health – has access to the services, professionals and treatment they need to stay well and live healthily. Our overall aims, commissioning objectives and priorities are set by our clinical leadership, and responsibility for detailed planning and commissioning is delegated to the CCG Governing Body.

Working closely with the other CCGs in Sussex, we now need to make sure our valuable resources are used in the most efficient way possible to support people to live longer, happier lives, and be healthier and more independent into their old age. To achieve this we will work together, alongside our health and care partners, to provide people with access to quality healthcare and reduce the health inequalities that exist.

What we do

The CCG will be responsible for making sure that the people of East Sussex have access to the healthcare services they need. We will do this by commissioning (buying) health services from healthcare providers. Together with our partners we will make sure that NHS and social care resources are used efficiently and effectively to deliver the best possible health outcomes for our population. We will also have a statutory duty to reduce health inequalities.

The CCG will have some responsibilities for commissioning (planning, managing and buying) local GP practice services. Involving the CCG more in the commissioning of general practice will provide an opportunity for offering better, more joined-up care for patients and local populations. 

Our Vision and Values

Our vision will be to work with, and for, the people of East Sussex to improve their health and well-being by commissioning services that are high quality, sustainable and value for money.

There are six values in the NHS Constitution, and by living these values we can ensure the best possible care for our patients:

  • Working together for patients.
  • Respect and dignity.
  • Commitment to quality of care.
  • Compassion.
  • Improving lives.
  • Everyone counts.

Please note that in line with the Transition Agreement that will govern the way the new NHS East Sussex CCG operates from the 1 April 2020, representation on the Governing Body from our member practices means that there will be 3 Locality Representatives each from Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford, Hastings and Rother, and High Weald Lewes Havens.

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