What it means for local people

We recognise that for the vast majority of people, the detail of how the NHS is organised and the partnerships it develops will be of limited interest.

However, based on the conversations we have with local communities and our patients, we know that people want effective, high quality services when they need them, they want a better solution to health and social care, they want parity of esteem between mental and physical health, and they understand that looking after your own health and wellbeing with appropriate support can help reduce the requirement for medical intervention.

The Eastern LCP has been established to deliver on these needs and our intention is to continue to work in close alignment to support local community groups and involve people in the design of health and wellbeing initiatives.

It is early days in the establishment of this new way of working and the relationships that underpin it.

As the partnership develops, we will update our stakeholders and ensure that we continue to engage and involve people, community groups and other partners as we go forward.