Transforming health and care systems in the South East for future sustainability A regional summit hosted by the South East Clinical Senate

20th April 2016

This important regional summit,  hosted by the South East Clinical Senate, brought together senior individuals from all the major health and care organisations within Kent, Surrey and Sussex,

The meeting provided a unique and timely opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to come together to:

  • Develop the evolving sustainability and transformation plans.
  • Further develop collaboration, relationships and new models of care with current and potential health and care partners and patient and public representation, through facilitated county-based discussions. 
  • Provide learning from vanguards and other ongoing transformational initiatives from within KSS and other parts of country.
  • Explore the implications and opportunities of local devolution.

The morning started with a key note speech from Richard Murray  Director of Policy, Kings Fund providing a national overview of Place based and integrated care, followed by further presentations from Jane McVea, Senior Strategic Account Manager (London and South) providing an overview and update on New Models of Care in the South, and from Caroline Taylor, Director of Adult Services, Torbay Council describing the developing integrated care organisation vanguard South Devon and Torbay, The ‘JoinedUp’ Integrated Care Organisation (ICO).

A stimulating Q&A panel was followed by facilitated discussions in the three sustainability and transformation plan footprint- based groups, (Surrey Heartlands, Sussex and East Surrey, Kent and Medway), developing relationships, testing the evolving plans and building consensus.  

Morning presentations

Over lunch delegates were able to enjoy a poster exhibition of examples of service transformation activities in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.


The first part of the afternoon was structured around a series of brief presentations that highlighted a number of critical and cross cutting themes;

  • The ‘sustainability’ in sustainability and transformation plans – Dr. Caroline Jessel,  Lead for Clinical Transformation, Outcomes, Sustainability and Health, South Region, NHS England (South)
  • Digital and new technology enabling integrated working Cathy Francis, Regional Director, Digital Technology and Information, NHS England (South)
  • Specialised commissioning in relation to sustainability and transformation planning Vaughan Lewis, Clinical Director Specialised Commissioning, NHS England (South)

In the second part of the afternoon delegates  had the opportunity to hear a range of perspectives on the opportunities and implications for health and social care systems of the devolution agenda from Dr Roger Gough, Chair, Kent Health and Wellbeing Board and Helyn Clack, Co-Chair, Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board.

The event concluded with a further thought-provoking Q&A session with all the speakers from the afternoon.  

Afternoon presentations

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