Monthly Archives: December 2017



2018-01-18T10:21:09+01:00December 19th, 2017|

Authors: Vanessa Harding Deputy Director of Transformation Paper for: For Information/approval for publication Since the last Transformation Board on 1st November 2017 the following is a summary of key actions or events: 1. Key work stream updates: Highlight reports from each workstream are included in papers for today’s Transformation Board. The papers also include [...]

The Surrey Heartlands focus on Diabetes

2018-01-02T15:09:11+01:00December 12th, 2017|

Improving diabetes services for our citizens has recently emerged as a new workstream for the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership. In this blog the newly appointed joint clinical leads for the Diabetes Programme, Dr Roselle Herring from Royal Surrey County Hospital and Dr Stewart Tomlinson from Medwyn Surgery in Dorking, tell us what [...]

Surrey Heartlands Showcase Workshop: Time for Care in General Practice

2018-01-02T14:42:34+01:00December 12th, 2017|

An audience of more than 150 listened to keynote speaker Dr Robert Varnam, Head of General Practice Development at NHS England, talk about delivering more of the potential of primary care by working differently. He was appearing at the first Surrey Heartlands Showcase Workshop: Time for Care in General Practice which was designed to [...]

Taking a system approach to managing winter

2018-01-02T14:44:19+01:00December 12th, 2017|

Christmas access to GPs is being enhanced this year across Surrey Heartlands with local implementation of an NHS England initiative to ensure urgent GP appointments are available from 22 December 2017 to 7 January 2018 (excluding Christmas Day). For example, In North West Surrey there will be three Extended Access clinics which will allow [...]

Using transformation funding to transform care

2018-01-02T14:16:39+01:00December 12th, 2017|

A major advantage of devolution is local control of the £80 million of transformation funds that are allocated to Surrey Heartlands over the next five years – including £15 million in this financial year 2017/18 – which is really exciting. £6 million of this is already committed to national initiatives including diabetes (£1.8 million), [...]

Dr Claire Fuller named Clinical Leader of the Year

2018-01-02T14:46:53+01:00December 12th, 2017|

Dr Claire Fuller, our Senior Responsible Officer, has been named Clinical Leader of the Year in the national Health Service Journal annual awards – the Oscars of the NHS! Claire received the award for her development of the Surrey Heartlands Clinical Academy as well as her outstanding leadership of NHS Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning [...]

NHS England webinar showcases Surrey Heartlands Citizen-led Engagement

2018-01-02T14:46:00+01:00December 12th, 2017|

NHS England has invited communicators from other sustainability and transformation partnerships, Trusts and CCGs to take part in a webinar on 12 December based on our experience of Citizen-led Engagement and Insight in Surrey Heartlands and putting us on the national platform. Engagement Strategy Lead Rich Stockley and NHS England’s Public Participation and Insight [...]