Our new constitution draft

Feedback will be sought on the draft constitution for the new NHS Sussex Integrated Care Board, before it is formally signed off by the new Board in July.

A constitution articulates the fundamental principles underpinning the way in which an organisation should operate. All Integrated Care Boards are required to have a constitution, which is based on a model provided by NHS England.

The constitution sets out the authority with which NHS Sussex can act and how it will organise itself to exercise its functions.

NHS Sussex will review its constitution each year to make sure that it remains appropriate, although amendments can also be made outside this annual review process.

Any proposed amendments will be considered by the Board of NHS Sussex before being submitted to NHS England for final approval.

The views of the partners involved have been taken into account in developing the draft constitution and further feedback and comment is welcomed from wider feedback from the public, stakeholders and workforce.

  • Full constitution [available presently]
  • Summary constitution – This document is designed to provide a concise summary of the key aspects of the NHS Sussex constitution. It does not replace the constitution and reference should always be made to the constitution to resolve detailed queries [available presently]

Developing a health and care strategy

During the rest of 2022-23, we will be developing a strategy that sets out the priorities and the actions that we will be taking to improve the health and care of people living across Sussex.

Our future Board

The new NHS Sussex Board of directors have been appointed and will formally start from 1 July 2022. The Board is accountable for strategic planning, resource allocation of all NHS organisations and the performance of NHS organisations in Sussex.