What is the STP?
The Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) brings together 24 organisations involved in the planning and provision of health and care services across the region.
This includes CCGs, acute hospital trusts, mental health, community services, and local authorities.
Together they are focused on how the NHS and social care can work together to improve and join-up services to meet the changing needs of all of the people who live in our area.
As our population grows, and grows older, we need more health care and different services. Some of the services we have now, were not designed to meet the needs of today or the future and do not make the most of medical advances.
We want to do more to prevent illness, support people to manage existing health conditions and to stay independent. To do this we need seamless health and social care services.
The STP is a partnership and a new way of working. It ensures that all the health and care organisations in Sussex and East Surrey are working together in a joined-up way.
One of our priorities is to develop more community-based services, helping people to stay well closer to home. This will reduce demand on our hospitals, enabling them to improve their specialist services.
Working together in this way means that we can offer local people better care and better outcomes and make more efficient use of the resources available to us.