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Ipswich and East Suffolk Alliance

The Ipswich and East Suffolk Alliance is a true partnership of common purpose with a mission ‘to work seamlessly together with you’.  Our plans have been built on discussions with the public and staff, together with partnership working between our organisations over many years. Together we are bound by a vision of Ipswich and East Suffolk as a “place of strong communities in which everyone is able to stay well, take control over their mental and physical well-being and support when it is needed, and receive joined up health and care”.

Our Values

Vital to our Alliance is a shared set of values which guide how we work together Our – Six Cs – values and objectives – underpin all that we do:

  • Compassion; showing kindness and care, focussing on personalised care
  • Collaboration; working in partnership with individuals, carers, families and staff
  • Creativity; delivering innovative solutions supported by technology
  • Community Focus; providing services which meet local needs as close to home as possible
  • Courage; being brave and willing, focusing on enabling equity, inclusion and social justice
  • Cost–effectiveness; reducing duplication and waste
Our Partners Include:
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, providing community and acute hospital services
  • Ipswich Borough Council, Babergh and Mid Suffolk Council, and East Suffolk Council
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, providing mental and emotional well-being services
  • Suffolk GP Federation
  • Suffolk County Council, including adult and children’s services as well as Public Health Suffolk
  • Voluntary and Community partners, represented on our Board by Suffolk Family Carers and St Elizabeth Hospice
  • NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB
  • East of England Ambulance Service
  • Healthwatch Suffolk
  • Primary Care
  • Integrated Care Academy – University of Suffolk
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Our approach is for everyone at all stages of their life to be able to Live Well in Ipswich and East Suffolk Alliance.

We will organise ourselves and define the outcomes we wish to achieve using the 6 domains of the Live Well model:

  • Start Well; Giving children the best start in life
  • Feel Well; Supporting mental wellbeing
  • Be Well; Empowering adults to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Age Well; Supporting people to live safely and independently as they grow older
  • Stay Well; Supporting adults with health or care concerns to access support and maintain healthy, productive and fulfilling lives
  • Die Well; Giving individuals nearing end of life choice around their care

The Alliance will become the forum for all key commissioning decisions affecting the health and wellbeing of the population of Ipswich and East Suffolk Alliance. We will move away from traditional commissioning models to a population health-based approach with ever greater integration of health and local authority services, and greater parity between physical and mental health.

Our Governance:

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We have three sets of Priorities for Action:

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Reducing Inequalities:

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Case Studies

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Relevant plans and strategies

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NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board
Joint Forward Plan

Last Updated on 21 February 2024

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