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. View the JSNA pages.
Integrated Health and Care in Suffolk
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 Better Care Fund Plan sets out our county wide 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.
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.
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 and the Suffolk and North East Essex and the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Plans.
The key documents can be found 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.
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.