Key Documents

This section aims to include all of our main useful documents but if you cannot find what you are looking for, The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) section of the website has a whole host of useful documents and reports. To view the JSNA pages click here


Family 2020 Strategy

Suffolk Walking Strategy 2015-2020

Violence Against Women and Girls, Men and Boys 2018-2021 Strategy and Action Plan

Integrated Health and Care in Suffolk

Across Suffolk NHS and local authorities are working together to improve services and outcomes for people.

In Ipswich and East Suffolk and in West Suffolk partners have formed Alliances in order to work together more effectively. Both Alliances have developed Strategies which set out the five year vision and local priorities for change.

The West Suffolk Alliance can be found Here.

The Ipswich and East Suffolk Alliance can be found Here.

The Strategies are aligned to both the Better Care Fund Plan for Suffolk (see below) and the Suffolk and North East Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Plan 

Click Here

In Waveney partnerships continue to develop change programmes to meet the local population need. These plans are aligned to the Better Care Fund Plan for Suffolk (see below) and the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Plan

Click Here

Aspiring to be a Tobacco Free Suffolk: Moving Towards a Tobacco Free Generation

This 2015 report describes a new approach to drive down the numbers of people smoking in Suffolk. This report suggests that Suffolk takes a step change in the way we approach tobacco. If we proceed as we are now we cannot aspire to be smoke-free.

Click here to read the paper. 

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

You can find the links below for the current Patient Group Directions (PGDs) for the supply and administration of general medication. The legal definition of a PGD is a 'written instruction for the supply and/or administration of a licenced medicine (or medicines) in an identified clinical situation, signed by a doctor or dentist and a pharmacist. It applied to groups of patients who may not be individually identified before presenting for treatment.

Pathway for PGD Review

Procedure for the development, review and authorisation of Patient Group Directions

Pathway for review of Patient Group Directions and requesting a new PGD

Suffolk's Better Care Fund

Welcome to the Suffolk Better Care Fund Plan for 2017 – 2019 and our plans for integrated health and care services.

The Health and Wellbeing Board is committed to delivering an integrated health and care system. We believe that this will work better for people in Suffolk, and will deliver changes that will create sustainable and vibrant services going forward.

Our plan sets out our ambition for integrated care, and the actions that we will be taking in the next two years to achieve this. We know that the changes we want to make will take time, but we are on the journey together as a Health and Wellbeing Board, and have the ambition and the drive to make the changes needed.

This builds on the previous Better Care Fund Plans from 2015/16 and 2016/17 and shows the progress we have made to date.

There are some significant changes in the latest plan. This reflects the strategic plans working towards health and social care integration and changes to the national metrics for the Better Care Fund. For the first time, this is presented as a two-year plan.

The plan received formal and final sign off early in 2018.

Download a copy of A Vision for Health and Social Care Services in Suffolk: Suffolk Better Care Fund Plan 2017-19