The next meeting of the NHS Sussex Board will take place at 1pm on Tuesday 24 January 2012 in the Goodwood room, at 1 The Causeway in Worthing.
The agenda includes
- an update on the development of clinical commissioning groups - the local groups which will take responsibility for commissioning patient care by April 2013
- a review of the quality and safety of NHS services in Sussex
- details of the finances of the NHS locally
Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Members of the public can also submit questions in writing at least six days before the Board meeting to receive a full written answer.
Please submit questions to Kerry Smith:
Notes to editors
The four primary care trusts (PCTs) in Sussex are operating on a cluster arrangement as NHS Sussex. They are:
- NHS West Sussex
- NHS Hastings and Rother
- NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald
- NHS Brighton and Hove
Clusters are not statutory organisations but they have powers delegated from each of the constituent primary care trusts. NHS Sussex is accountable for delivering the statutory functions of the Sussex PCTs following delegation agreed at the PCTs’ Board meetings in May 2011.
NHS Sussex will support the new and developing commissioning groups across Sussex and help to foster relationships with local authorities as they move towards taking on new roles and responsibilities as set out in the Health and Social Care Bill.
Board agenda and papers will be available later this month here.
Full address for the meeting - 1 The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6BT
Dates of future meetings
- Tuesday 27 March 2012, 1pm, Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre, Uckfield TN22 1AE
For more information contact:
Senior Communications Manager
Your four local NHS primary care trusts (PCTs) have joined forces to become NHS Sussex. The Sussex PCT Cluster represents NHS West Sussex, NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald, NHS Hastings and Rother, and NHS Brighton and Hove.
NHS Sussex is committed to commissioning high quality healthcare services for the people of Sussex. We also support our emerging clinical commissioning groups as they prepare to take on commissioning responsibilities in the future, as well as maintaining relationships with partner organisations.