Plans, Priorities and Progress

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You can find information on the whole cycle of commissioning, from planning and the priorities which inform our plans, to reporting back on the work we have done, in the slides below.

SESC South Place Plan


Making plans is important to ensure that our commissioning priorities and programmes are in step with local demand and changing health needs. 

Our planning is informed by the NHS Five Year Forward View, and by our Visions, Values and Aims, which you can find below.

The detailed plans which inform our work can be found below.

Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance

Please follow the link for more information about the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance (CSESCA).

Strategic Transformation Partnership

Please follow the link for more information on the Strategic Transformation Partnership

Risk Management

Please follow the link for our Risk Management Strategy, which is used across the CSESCA.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan

Please follow the link for more information about the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan.

Independent review of children and young people’s emotional and wellbeing services and their experiences in Sussex 

The seven Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), NHS England, Local Authorities and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT), have agreed that an independent review will take place of the services available to children and young people requiring emotional and wellbeing support across Sussex.  You can find more details about plans for this review here


Being Open, Honest and Transparent

We have made three public pledges ( 

 ) that reaffirm our commitment to being open, honest and transparent with our public about the difficult decisions we have to make. We have clearly defined how we will bring these pledges to life to show how the words are being backed up by actions.

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity is part of everything we do at the CCG. You can find information on our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 on the Equality and Diversity page.

Protecting Your Information

You can find information about how we gather, store and protect information on the Your Information page.


You can find information on our progress and performance below

Annual Reports

The Annual Reports contain an overview of the nature, objectives and strategies of the CCG, and information on our development, performance and use of resources.

Annual Audit Letters

The Annual Audit Letter states the external auditor's opinion of the CCG's annual accounts, financial statements, and annual report. 

Review of Governance, Capability and Capacity for Brighton and Hove CCG

An external review of our Governance, Capability and Capacity has been completed and can be found here: 

Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2) and Workplace Race Equality Standard (WRES) Report

The EDS2 and the WRES Report help to identify how well we are meeting our Equality and Diversity requirements. You can find the EDS2 and the WRES report in the table below.

Engagement Annual Reports

The Engagement Annual Report is a report on Engagement work we have carried out.             

Patient and Public Participation Annual Reports

The Patient and Public Participation Reports are reports to the Governing Body.  They set out the work that has been done based on our Patient and Public Participation Strategy, and our plans for the next year.

Report of the Director of Public Health

The Report of the Director of Public Health is available on the Brighton and Hove City Council website.

External Auditor Appointment Notice

NHS Brighton and Hove CCG has appointed an local external auditor in line with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.  You can find details of this procurement in the Current Live and Completed Procurements document on the Lists and Registers page.

EY LLP have been appointed for a period of three years commencing 1 April 2017. The appointment was made on the advice of the Local Auditor Panel which met on 24 September 2016 and reviewed in full the report of the procurement exercise undertaken.

The Local Auditor Panel agreed the procurement process followed using the Crown Commercial Service framework agreement and recommended the appointment of the preferred bidder following evaluation. The CCGs accepted the recommendation of the Local Auditor Panel.

System challenge: Multiple long-term conditions in Brighton and Hove Report

There are over 51,000 adults with two or more physical or mental health conditions in Brighton and hove and 82% of emergency hospital admissions are adults with 2 or more long-term conditions. This report presents the findings from an in-depth needs assessments, key findings include:

  • Although prevalence of multiple long-term conditions is age related there are more adults with2 or more long-term conditions under 65 years (28,000) than over 65 years (23,500)
  • Obesity, substance misuse and being a current or ex-smoker are all significant risk factors for having multiple long-term conditions (MLTCs)
  • Prevalence of MLTCs is higher in the most deprived areas and there is an 8 fold difference in age groups 45-49 more than 5 LTCs between those in the least and most deprived areas
  • Having a mental health condition increases as the number of physical health conditions increases and those under 65 are more likely to have a mental health condition than  not
  • Health and care professionals and people with 2 or more LTCs consider links between mental and physical health services to be the greatest challenge they face
  • Emergency admissions costs for adults with 2 or more conditions are higher than for those considered moderate or severely frail

Recommendations fall within the following 6 themes:

  • Scale up primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
  • Integrate mental and physical health
  • Focus on adults with multiple long-term conditions
  • Target specific conditions (dementia, end of life, bariatric care and learning disabilities which are associated with multiple LTCs), settings (housebound and care homes) and deprived areas
  • Improve integration and care coordination
  • Improve data and information sharing and systems

For the summary report click: 

Full report click: