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What is important

Our strategy priorities have evolved through engagement with stakeholders and the communities we serve and are drawn from:

  • key themes emerging from public and stakeholder engagement the three local authority health and wellbeing strategies;
  • more than 27 partner strategies and health inequality data reflecting the needs identified in their joint strategic needs assessments;
  • national guidance.

Bringing together our plan

Integrated care partnership

We have created ‘a plan on a page’ to help focus our thinking as a Partnership. It articulates our common endeavour to reduce inequalities together and key partner priorities, community priorities and key system priorities.

The ‘plan on a page’ also explains how we will work together to define our working practices as a partnership. This is described under four main areas.

The shape of our partnership
Broad and Inclusive membership
Engagement with residents and partners
Space and time for relationship building

Ways of working
Equal value partnership
System, place, neighbourhoods
Sovereignty of member organisations

Shared goals and learning
Agreeing shared objectives
Regular review and refinement
Innovation, learning and quality improvement

Acting together
Joint working
Use of resources
Refinement of services and pathways

Our priorities

What is important to our partners:

  • The wider determinants of health

    Recognising that health and wellbeing is impacted by many things, not just clinical care.

  • Core20PLUS5

    A NHSE framework to reducing healthcare inequalities. More information can be found on NHS England.

  • Improving the outcomes of adult care including a focus on:
    • The ageing population
    • Mental health and suicide prevention
    • Learning disabilities and autism
    • High-intensity users of services including alcohol and substance misuse
    • Adult end of life and palliative care
    • Loneliness and isolation
  • Improving the health and wellbeing for our babies, children and young people including a focus on:
    • Maternity and early years health and care
    • Children and adolescent mental health
    • Special educational needs and disabilities
    • Prevention of adult health conditions
    • Maternal and children's healthy weight
    • Education including the healthy schools' programmes
    • Health inequalities experienced by looked after children and care leavers
    • Children's end of life and palliative care

“Across our family of NHS providers, we have significant experience of working together in partnership, but recognise we can always do more. This Strategy, with its strong focus on collective effort around key system pressures, workforce and other structural challenges, is very welcome. Hopefully, by tackling these issues together, we can offer more space, time and resources for early intervention and prevention – priorities we are all so keen to address.”

Nigel Beverley, Chair, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust