The most recent Eastbourne Community Network, which took place on 4 July, focused on the NHS 10 Year Plan and specifically the 5 priorities outlined in the Sussex & East Surrey Sustainability & Transformation Partnership’s (STP) Population Health Check.
Keynote speakers Tom Gurney (Director of Communications & Engagement, Sussex & East Surrey Sustainability & Transformation Partnership, Sussex & East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group) and Nicky Cambridge (Stakeholder Engagement Lead, NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group) gave a comprehensive overview of the Population Health Check and the implications for Eastbourne.
Following the speakers, the network launched straight into a speed networking session to discuss the 5 priorities. Questions generated from speed networking were added to the questions prepared in advance by Network members. These questions were then directed to the Question Time panel chaired by Miriam Wilkinson, Head of Development at 3VA. The debate, which was lively and good humoured, explored the implications of the Health Check priorities for community-based health & social care provision in Eastbourne.
Following the question time session, Alex Callaghan (Information and Guidance Team Manager, Adult Social Care, East Sussex County Council) provided a fantastic talk on robotics in care.
At the end of the event, Tom Gurney and Nicky Cambridge filmed a short video with their reflections from the day.
The next quarterly Eastbourne Community Network meeting will be in October - details to follow. If you have any queries about this report or the Eastbourne Community Network, please email or phone Laura Jeffcote at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01323 639 373 ext. 215.