The North East Review
The North East Review process is now formally at an end, although work is still going on to improve health care in that part of the county.
This section of our website provides information on what that review entailed, the 45 recommendations that were produced, and how those recommendations are being turned into better NHS services.
The North East Review began in 2008 and an independent Panel was established by NHS West Sussex, chaired by the General Medical Council President Sir Graeme Catto, to assess the state of the public's health in the area, and to consider people’s access to primary, community and secondary health services.
The Panel gathered a huge amount of information from clinicians, stakeholders and the public before producing their report in January 2009. Since then NHS West Sussex has been working to implement the Panel’s recommendations, and progress reports were published in March, June, September and December 2009.
The remaining recommendations have now been included in the NHS West Sussex annual business plan. The central way in which this work will be taken forward from this point will be in partnership with GPs, in particular through the Practice Based Commissioning groups covering Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex.
To ensure the public can be assured that progress is being made the North East Partnership for Health Board has been established. This body, made up of senior figures from the NHS, local authorities, the PCT itself, representatives of the public and a local GP, will meet in public to oversee the implementation of the recommendations.