East Sussex
Better Together

East Sussex Better Together launched in August 2014 to galvanise closer integration between local health and social care services, its initial 150-week phase has improved services for tens of thousands of people in the area.

In April 2017 it moved into its ESBT Alliance phase, which allows local partners – East Sussex County Council, the two CCGs, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) as an Associate Member – to work together in a more effective way, breaking down organisational barriers and creating mixed teams of health and care professionals.

Plans to further formalise closer integration between health and social care were approved by the ESBT Alliance partners’ governing bodies in July 2017. This means the ESBT Alliance will now strengthen its Alliance arrangement by April 2018, with the supporting legal framework and single leadership creating the conditions for moving towards a single health and care entity in the future.