Opinion and insight from people at the heart of our partnership:

  • View from the leadership – August 2021 2 August 2021 - Last week marked another important milestone for the development of our health and care system. You may be aware that the recruitment of Chairs for the future Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) have now gone live across the country, in line with proposed legislative changes. The process is being driven nationally and the aim is for […]
  • View from the leadership 18 March 2021 - Leader Adam Doyle reflects on the successes and challenges of the first year as an ICS. The end of this month marks a year since the Sussex Health and Care Partnership officially became an Integrated Care System (ICS). It has certainly been a year to remember, with unprecedented challenges that has required the whole system […]
  • Shining a light on excellence 17 March 2021 - This month we shine a light on a GP Clinical Lead who has been working tirelessly during the pandemic. This example is just one illustration of how, as a system, individuals have gone above and beyond to make a difference. During the pandemic, Dr Marian Messih, GP Clinical Lead at Brighton and Hove Roving GP […]
  • The public health crisis 17 March 2021 - A look back from the Director of Public Health for Brighton and Hove; Alistair Hill Some of the earliest cases of COVID-19 in the UK were in Brighton & Hove. Before COVID-19 had entered common parlance and become the topic on everyone’s lips we, as a city, were seeing the impact on our communities, on […]
  • A COVID winter – from an acute perspective 17 March 2021 - ESHT chief executive Joe Chadwick-Bell gives her insight into how COVID has shaped winter pressures In the last weeks of the November lockdown we started to see the number of community cases of Covid in Hastings creep up. Around the same time we were hearing about the new and more infectious Kent Covid variant. The […]
  • The Vaccine Programme in Sussex: no one’s safe until we’re all safe 17 March 2021 - – Amy Galea In January this year the Government and the NHS launched the biggest vaccination programme the country has seen. In Sussex we embraced the challenge and last week we reached three-quarters of a million vaccinations given across the county. We’re currently focusing on: people aged 50 and over people who are at high […]
  • View from the Leadership: A message from Bob Alexander 30 November 2020 - Bob Alexander is the Independent Chair of the Sussex Health and Care Partnership The paper on the future of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) that was discussed at the recent NHS England and Improvement board meeting has significant implications for all systems across the country. After much discussion over the last few years on the development […]
  • Joe Chadwick Bell: View from the Leadership 30 November 2020 - Joe Chadwick Bell is the Chief Executive of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust I became the Chief Executive of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in September 2020, during one of the most challenging periods in NHS history. Having been Chief Operating Officer at the Trust since 2016 and having led the Trust’s response to the […]
  • November is inspired and energised by Black History Month – Tanya Brown-Griffith 27 November 2020 - October was the annual Black History Month, the challenge this year was “Dig deeper, look closer, think bigger”. I know many of you managed to look at one of our videos, or dug into more of the big events our team coordinated across Sussex. If you have missed any of the events or videos we […]
  • Allison Cannon: COVID put care homes centre stage – our partnership is keeping them there 22 October 2020 - Allison Cannon is Chief Nursing Officer for the Sussex NHS Commissioners What began as a necessary response to the challenges faced by care homes during the first wave of COVID has created a foundation to truly transform how homes can be supported at the heart of our health and care system. As the country grappled […]