For several years work has been underway in Brighton and Hove on a programme called ‘Caring Together’, which sets out how the city can improve and transform adult and children’s services, physical and mental health, social care, public health, GPs, pharmacies, community, voluntary sector and hospital services. It is a joint programme led by Brighton and Hove CCG and Brighton & Hove City Council and builds on existing collaborative working in the city.
The two organisations have already engaged with the public about the aims and objectives and a programme description was approved by the CCG’s governing body last month. More detailed plans will now be developed alongside significant engagement with the public, patients, the community sector, Healthwatch and GPs in the coming months.
The Caring Together plan is aligned to the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which covers the wider area of Sussex and East Surrey. Caring Together is Brighton and Hove's contribution to the STP.
A comprehensive engagement plan, called the Big Health and Care Conversation, has been developed. A public engagement event is planned for July 4. You can find more information about this on the Events page.