Our Board has set five broad tasks for NHS Brighton and Hove:
to be the leading advocate for health and health care in the city
to improve health and reduce health inequalities
to increase service quality and choice
to increase people’s confidence in, and engagement with, the NHS
to manage resources effectively
We will meet these aims through a process called commissioning which includes:
We have developed a Strategic Commissioning Plan which describes how we intend to help people stay well and provide high quality care for them when they are not.
The plan reflects discussions with many local people and organisations, and builds on a number of other important documents including:
The plan also includes eight locally-selected health improvement targets which reflect the city’s health priorities. These measures will be used to measure the impact and success of our commissioning plan.
Mental health strategy for adults
This joint commissioning strategy for mental health between Brighton and Hove City Council and NHS Brighton and Hove was published on the 26th January 2010. It has been based on what people told us is important to them. It is a three year vision and will be put into action with partners across the city.
Becoming a world class commissioner will help us deliver:
Better health and wellbeing
You can read more about World Class Commissioning by visiting the Department of Health website.
NHS Brighton and Hove purchases a varied range of services including:
We aim to tender for and procure services in an open, transparent way that delivers value for money and supports our objectives.
Progress on our major procurements is reported regularly to Trust Board; the Documents section on the right contains the latest report.
Other relevant documents (e.g. our procurement strategy, Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions) are available through the Freedom of Information links on this site.
NHS Brighton and Hove commissions a wide range of services and projects from NHS, Council, social enterprise, community, voluntary and private sector 'provider' organisations.
We are continuing to develop and move health services from hospital settings into community settings closer to where patients live. These changes are creating opportunities for new and existing providers to be commissioned to run some of these services. NHS Brighton and Hove is, therefore, keen to inform these providers how it intends to commission services via tendering processes, procurement and contracts.
Information on how NHS Brighton and Hove intends to commission, tender, procure and contract in the future is available in the
tenders and contracts section on this website.
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