Essex Success Regime

Part of the NHS Five Year Forward View

The Essex Success Regime is currently one of three such programmes in the country. It is overseen jointly by a tripartite of national organisations – NHS England, NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor, which looks after NHS Foundation Trusts. The tripartite works closely with the Care Quality Commission. The other two Success Regimes are in Devon and Cumbria.

The Success Regime is part of the NHS Five Year Forward View, which is a blueprint for the NHS to take decisive steps to secure high quality, joined-up care. It sets out the challenges facing health and care nationally and how radical change is needed to sustain services into the future and improve care for patients.

The Success Regime is concentrating on certain areas in the country where there are deep-rooted, systemic pressures. The overall aim is to improve health and care where these systems are managing financial deficits or issues of service quality or both.

The Success Regime brings management and financial support to local delivery and will help to unblock any barriers to change. As for all parts of the NHS, the priority is to go faster and further with transformation. Every local health and care system must have a Sustainability and Transformation Plan, and this is what the Essex Success Regime will facilitate.

For further information on plans for the NHS and its transformation you can see the latest NHS planning guidance for 2016/17

To see a full copy of the NHS Five Year Forward View

Making it happen and national assurance

Closer collaboration across mid and south Essex is something that senior healthcare leaders have been developing already. It is important that we seize the opportunity we have been given as part of the Success Regime to make radical change to improve the health of our population.

Local clinicians, supported by managers, will drive change with the involvement of partners and local people.

Work programmes will be governed locally through a System Leaders Group and a number of working groups involving all of the local statutory health and care organisations.

The local plan will be signed off and assured by the tripartite of national organisations. This will provide independent challenge, but also ensure Essex is connected to best practice nationally.

Find out all about the success regime and how you can have your say by visiting the dedicated Success Regime website