Central Sussex and East Surrey Alliance (North)

The Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance (North) covers the East Surrey, Crawley and Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs. It builds upon work carried out through the ‘Five Communities’ project.

Working with partner organisations our aim is to transform our model of care from one that is reactive and often delivered in a crisis to one which promotes wellbeing, provides early detection and diagnosis of illness and helps people to manage their own health more effectively.

Built around care hubs collaborative clusters of General Practice serving populations of approximately 50k, there are 20 ‘care hubs’ across the CSESA footprint (four in HMS and two in Crawley) currently in the process of integrating community health, mental health, social care and third sector support in order to improve the care provided to our local population, improve health outcomes and drive a greater level of efficiency across the whole system.  These care hubs will become the delivery units for a new organisational entity known as a Multi-Specialty Community Provider (MCP) which will be in place by 2020.

Already, through projects like Communities of Practice, the Primary Care Home Vanguard, Social Prescribing and improvements to our Urgent Care Centre at Crawley Hospital, we are beginning to see the impact of working more proactively and coordinating care, albeit in a narrow cohort of patients or geographical area.

Our challenge across Central Sussex and East Surrey is to drive a level of scale and pace for our transformation programmes in order to improve outcomes for patients and also address the underlying financial problems we face as a system.