People invited to NHS Sussex inaugural board meeting

People in Sussex are invited to join the local NHS and partners at the inaugural NHS Sussex Board meeting, live streaming on Wednesday 6 July.

The way health and care works across the country changes on 1 July to help give local people what they need to live longer healthier lives.

The new way of working involves a new organisation called NHS Sussex, and new partnerships of health and care organisations working together to achieve better health for all in Sussex.

NHS Sussex will meet regularly in public to make decisions about local health services and ensures that arrangements in place to improve local peoples’ health.

The inaugural NHS Sussex Board meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 July at 10am-12.30 in Wicker House, Worthing.

The meeting will be live streamed so members of the public can watch the discussion in real time. However, if anyone does not have access to the internet to enable them to watch online, there is a very limited capacity for members of the public to be able to attend the meeting in person with sufficient advance notice. Please contact sxicb.contactus@nhs.net if you would like to discuss this possibility.

There is no need to register for the webcast, just follow the link and access the meeting as it starts. The link will be available on the NHS Sussex website shortly alongside the agenda and papers for the meeting.

Questions in relation to any agenda matters being discussed can be submitted to sxicb.contactus@nhs.net. Questions made in advance (at least 24 hours) will be answered by the Board during the meeting; any questions received later than this may not be responded to during the meeting but will be answered outside of the meeting.

A recording of the board meeting will be posted after the event.

A spokesperson for NHS Sussex said:

“Health and care in Sussex is changing to better suit the needs of our local population.

“Our first ever board meeting is a real milestone in our commitment to achieve better health and care for all through the creation of NHS Sussex. “We encourage everyone to join us and see health and care leaders discuss future ways of working for the local NHS and our partner organisations to achieve better health for all in Sussex.”