Monthly Archives: March 2018


Welcome to our February newsletter

2018-04-03T11:09:37+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

It feels like there’s lots of great stuff happening across Surrey Heartlands; I was particularly pleased we were able to present our Academy model and approach to clinical engagement at the first national meeting of executive and clinical leads from STPs across the country.  Anyone who knows me will understand my passion for making [...]

Surrey Heartlands System Wide Efficiency Workshop

2018-03-02T13:24:24+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

A Surrey Heartlands Efficiencies workshop was held on 1st February which brought together national leads for programmes such as RightCare, Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) and the Model Hospital. Keynote speaker was Professor Sir Muir Gray (right) who holds a number of senior positions including Chief Knowledge Officer to the National Health Service. [...]

Easter pharmacy opening hours

2018-03-23T15:24:40+01:00March 23rd, 2018|

Please don’t forget to make sure your repeat prescriptions are in place before the Easter holiday. You can find all the Surrey Heartlands pharmacy Easter opening hours in this pdf document. Further information is available from NHS 111 (dial 111) or on the internet at NHS choices  NHS 111 is available 24 [...]

Devolution investment planning delivers Best Possible Value

2018-03-12T13:02:57+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

Future Focused Finance is an NHS initiative to enable NHS finance professionals to influence decision making in support of high-quality patient services. It also operates Best Possible Value (BPV), an online repository of value-oriented tools, data sources and case studies.  A case study on how we developed our Investment Framework has now been published [...]

Chief Midwife for Surrey Heartlands

2018-03-02T13:10:37+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

Via our Better Births programme we want to transform maternity services across Surrey Heartlands introducing a new, single community midwifery team and shared home birthing team across the area.  Transformation funding means we have been able to appoint a Chief Midwife, initially for two years, to lead this transformation across both hospital and community settings.  [...]

Supporting primary care at scale

2018-03-02T13:30:56+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

We have recently received an additional £0.5m of funding to support primary care at scale across Surrey Heartlands – this means finding new ways of working that help primary care colleagues to meet the increasing challenges they are facing by working more collaboratively together across local areas to provide a wider range of services [...]

First 1000 Days

2018-03-12T13:03:35+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

According to Unicef, the first 1,000 days of life - the time spanning roughly between conception and a child’s second birthday - is a unique period of opportunity. This is when the foundations of peak health, growth, and the brain's development of pathways that influence performance or function such as intellectual functioning, reading ability, [...]

HANDi App: Paediatric specialist advice when and where you need it

2018-03-02T15:36:11+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

The HANDi Paediatric App is a new app soon to be rolled out across Surrey Heartlands that can provide advice and support to parents and carers if their children have symptoms of common childhood illnesses. HANDi App offers simple and straightforward advice on what to do and who to contact when a child is [...]

Delivering maximum value from public involvement

2018-03-02T13:35:35+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

Richard Stockley, Surrey Heartlands’ strategic lead for Citizen-led Engagement and Senior Manager of Research and Intelligence at Surrey County Council spoke at the European Pharmaceutical Market Research Association (EphMRA) London conference on 27 February about our sector-leading patient engagement work, specifically around Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Together with Tom Pugh of M3 Global Research, [...]

Devolution: Integrated Commissioning update

2018-03-02T13:43:32+01:00March 2nd, 2018|

Workshops have been held between the three Surrey Heartlands CCGs and at Surrey County Council to discuss the commissioning powers planned to be moved to the Joint Committee. The Surrey Heartlands Joint Committee also held a workshop facilitated by Chris Ham of the King’s Fund to discuss the development of Strategic Commissioning. As we close [...]