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Below you can find information on engagement work around specific services you can get involved with.

Procurement Panel opportunity- GP Online Consultations

As part of its Digital Transformation Strategy, NHS England is using technology to enable patients to navigate services seamlessly and to make it easier for clinicians to deliver high quality care. Online consultations with GPs are one way of contributing towards to this aim. As part of the General Practice Forward View, a £45 million fund has been created to contribute towards purchasing online consultation systems, with the aims of improving patient access and making best use of clinicians’ time.

The NHS Long Term Plan, launched in January 2019, highlights the importance of online consultations to the future of Primary Care, envisaging “Digital-first primary care”, and stating that, “over the next five years, every patient will be able to access a GP digitally”.

We would like to continue to involve patients in the procurement process for the online consultation system, which will be introduced at interested GP practices across Brighton and Hove CCG, Crawley CCG, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, High Weald Lewes Havens CCG, and Coastal West Sussex CCG, later this year.

We are putting together a panel who will review all of the bids received from potential suppliers of the online consultation system and we would two patient representatives to sit on the panel.

We will be asking the patient representatives to read and score all of the online consultation system bids received, in the following areas:

  1. Technical and functional requirements
  2. Management of stored patient records
  3. Engagement, communications and inclusion
  4. Support and training
  5. User experience
  6. Future developments of the system

All members of the panel will be asked to watch two You Tube training videos and then to read and score each of the bids and enter their scores onto an online procurement (‘e-procurement’) system, and to attend a panel meeting to agree final overall scores for each of the bids.

Members will be required to complete a form declaring any potential conflicts of interest, prior to joining the panel.

Please see attached form for further information

Our Health and Care ... Our FUTURE 

We would like to invite you to a discussion on the future for health and care services, and to help us prioritise changes and improvements that need to be made to ensure our populations continue to have the best possible care.

Now that the NHS Long Term Plan has been published, now is the right time for us to talk with our communities about what the areas are that we need to focus on to ensure services remain sustainable and right for patients.

These discussions will build on what we have already heard through our Big Health and Care Conversation across the area, and help us think about how we use the available money for health and care in the best possible way: We can do anything, but not everything”.

Our discussions will be focused on the FUTURE of health and care:

Facing up to our challenges
Understanding need
Transforming services
Unwarranted variation – ensuring this does not happen
Resources and how we use them most effectively
Equality of access and care for our diverse population

Click here to download the summary report of our findings so far.

We have a number of opportunities to join our discussions in person listed on the Events page, and we will also be producing an online survey, in order to hear from as many people as we can.

To find out more, please email : csesca.engagement@nhs.net

Over the period February – April 2019, twelve public events were held across Sussex and East Surrey to hear and listen to the views of patients, the public, staff and stakeholders on the NHS Long Term Plan. Whilst the events were organised by the SES Engagement Team, they were also attended by Local Authority colleagues, and providers including GPs and members of NHS Trusts.

We also attended a number of local events to engage and communicate with the local population on the priorities and ambitions for the years ahead. In addition, an online survey provided opportunities to gather wider views and feedback. A summary of the engagement we have undertaken so far can be downloaded here.

The NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the priorities and ambitions for the years ahead to make sure the NHS continues to provide high quality care across the country:

We have been asking people we engage with to give us their views on priorities for health care, based on the key areas outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan:

  • Supporting people with long term conditions
  • Community and out of hospital care- integrated teams
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Maternity and children’s services
  • Dementia
  • GP (primary) care
  • Improving emergency care
  • Cancer
  • Digital solutions
  • Prevention

The outcomes of this exercise so far are outlined below; note that this is indicative only, and will not be used in isolation to prioritise NHS funding or service delivery.

Please rank what you think we should prioritise via our Prioritisation Survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VRHCL3K

Thank you for taking the time to read more about the Our Health Our Care Our FUTURE programme of work, including the NHS Long Term Plan and the STP Population Healthcheck.

ReSPECT process Discussion Group

ReSPECT is a process that creates personalised recommendations for clinical care in emergency situations in which patients are not able to decide for themselves or communicate their wishes.

The CCG is looking to recruit members of the public to participate in a ‘Discussion Group’ event. i.e. a balanced group to meet and consider (and advise us about) how best the CCGs should communicate and engage with the wider public / interested parties about ReSPECT implementation.   

For more details and information on how to register your interest please download the form here:  Download luds.doc (137 KB) or contact tim.crowhurst@nhs.net