The Big Health and Care Conversation

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From July 2017 until Autumn 2018, Brighton and Hove residents helped to shape health and social care for the city by sharing their feedback, and experiences on local services in the Big Health and Care Conversation. The first phase was held from July 2017 – December 2017, with a second phase over 2018.

We have spoken to members of the public, patients, voluntary sector organisations, partners and colleagues at a range of engagement events over this period of time, and also heard from people via an online survey.  We have already produced a report summarizing feedback from phase 1 of the Big Health and Care Conversation (July – December 2018) which you can find in the table below.  We have continued to have conversations with our patients, carers and the public since this time.

This report summarises key points from our conversations, including where we have taken action, which builds on our earlier report. 

 Over the year 2018/19, we have experienced an unprecedented level of financial challenge; therefore, we expected our conversations to be challenging, as we focused on ensuring that we make the best use of limited money and make some difficult choices about how we spend this money to best support the health and wellbeing of our population. 

Conversations were guided by “Talking Points”, chosen according to previous feedback.

  • Planned Care
  • Mental Health
  • Primary Care
  • Social Prescribing and Prevention
  • Urgent Care

We promised to share the feedback we heard and how that feedback has already started to influence planning and shape improved services for the future. You can find the Big Health and Care Conversation Final Report  in the table below.

The Big Health and Care Conversation Podcast

In this podcast Dr Laura Hill, Clinical Chair of NHS Crawley CCG and Dr David Supple, Clinical Chair of NHS Brighton and Hove CCG, discuss the financial challenges faced by local health and care services, and the Big Health and Care Conversation events.

Finance Drop-Ins

The NHS is currently facing significant financial pressures and is required to make £50m of savings across the Alliance Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) by the end of the financial year. The Alliance CCGs consist of Brighton & Hove, High Weald Lewes Havens, Crawley, Horsham & Mid Sussex and East Surrey. This will be a significant challenge and will involve difficult decisions having to be made about some services that are not considered cost effective. As the local organisations responsible for buying (“commissioning”) services, the Alliance CCGs have made a commitment to being open, honest and transparent with our patients, public and stakeholders about the financial situation and the decisions that will be made to meet our financial requirements.

As part of this, we are holding a number of drop-in sessions across the city which will give members of the public the opportunity to come along and to ask us any questions you may have around finances or to discuss in more detail what it will mean for people of Brighton and Hove.  You can find details on the Events page.

You and Your NHS Case Study

Right Here, a local health and wellbeing group for young people, made a short film at the You and Your NHS event, which focused on what is important to young people about the NHS and the healthcare they recieve.  

You can find the You and Your NHS Case Study Report in the table below

Big Health and Care Conversation Final Report

The Big Health and Care Conversation Final Report is for use by patients and the public.

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Big Health and Care Conversation Update Report (July - December 2018).

Big Health and Care Conversation Update Report (July - December 2018) is for use by patients and the public.

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Caring Together Overview

The Caring Together Overview document is for sharing with patients and the public.

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Community Researchers and the Big Health and Care Conversation Report

The Community Researchers and the Big Health and Care Conversation Report is for sharing with patients and the public.

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You and Your NHS Case Study; Youth STP Involvement Report

The You and Your NHS Case Study; Youth STP Involvement report is for sharing with patients and the public.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us.