Our vision and values
Our vision is to commission high quality, timely and accessible healthcare services for our local communities in Hastings and Rother.
As an NHS organisation we aspire to the following core principles and values from the NHS constitution:
Principles that guide the NHS:
That the NHS meets the needs of everyone, is free at the point of delivery and that care and treatment are based on clinical need, not ability to pay
The following values underpin everything we do as clinical commissioners:
- Working together for patients
- Respect and dignity
- Commitment to quality of care
- Improving lives
- Everyone counts
As clinical commissioners, we are committed to improving the health of local people. In order to do so we set clear priorities that enable us to target and focus our work on improving health services that will address the specific health needs of our local population . Our priorities are informed by a combination of:
Assessment of local health needs - The East Sussex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) draws together a wide range of local data and analysis. For further information and to access the needs profile for Hastings and Rother, visit www.eastsussexjsna.org.uk
Input and feedback from our GP membership and patients and the public.
Local demographics and some of the specific challenges facing our local communities including high numbers of people who are frail and elderly and pockets of deprivation across our reach.
By setting clear priorities that address the challenges we face locally we can plan improvements to those health services that matter most to local people. The priorities we have committed to address and will be undertaking work to review, reshape, redesign and where appropriate re-commission services for local patients are:
Long term conditions; with a focus on CVD, COPD, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, heart failure and stroke
End of life care
Musculoskeletal conditions including falls
Mental health with a focus on dementia and depression
Children with a focus on early years, maternity and paediatrics
Healthy lifestyles with a focus on smoking, alcohol, obesity and drugs
Two cross cutting themes will underpin all our work to address these health priorities including reducing unnecessary and unplanned admissions to hospital and reducing elective interventions when alternative care and treatment options with better health outcomes for patients are available.
Hastings and Rother CCG is a membership organisation. Our members are the 33 GP practices in the local area. As a membership organisation we have a constitution that has been agreed by NHS England and that sets out:
- The structure of the CCG
- How decisions are made
- How potential conflicts of interest are managed
- How we will be will be transparent in our dealings
Our constitution establishes our Governing Body and our statutory committees. It specifies who will be the members of each (through election or appointment) and the functions delegated to it by the CCG membership.