Monthly Archives: January 2019


Welcome to our January newsletter

2019-01-30T08:57:10+00:00January 30th, 2019|

The beginning of this month saw the publication of the much-awaited NHS Long Term Plan, see more below.  Whilst there were no big surprises, we are pleased that integrated care remains a key direction of travel, and welcome the additional investment in primary and community services that will help make this real.  We were [...]

Care Home Advice Line film launched!

2019-01-30T09:12:38+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Following the success of our Care Home Advice Line, a pilot that has now been rolled out across Surrey Heartlands, we have just launched a new short film that explains how the service is helping to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions for local care home residents.  Watch the film here. This dedicated telephone advice line [...]

Joint working with voluntary, community and faith sector

2019-01-30T09:15:46+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Earlier this month we invited the voluntary, community and faith sector to sign our partnership Memorandum of Understanding, underlining our commitment to working more closely with the whole sector. At one of our regular meetings with local Voluntary, Community and Faith sector leads, Jason Gaskell from Surrey Community Action, signed our Partnership Memorandum of [...]

New partnership focuses on Blood Pressure+ services in Surrey Heartlands

2019-01-30T09:18:40+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex (CPSS) has partnered with Surrey Heartlands to develop a new service offering blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (AF) checks alongside wider healthcare advice to manage these conditions. Dr Mike Hickman, Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Surrey County Hospital and Surrey Heartlands cardiovascular clinical lead, said that coronary heart disease and [...]

New award nomination for Surrey Heartlands Maternity Advice Line

2019-01-30T09:22:35+00:00January 30th, 2019|

The Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership’s Maternity Advice Line has been nominated for another award, this time for the 2019 Maternity & Midwifery Festival’s Innovation Award. The results will be announced during the London Maternity & Midwifery Festival at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington on Tuesday 5 February with the awards presented by [...]

Planning for clinical care in a future emergency

2019-01-30T09:26:49+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Surrey Heartlands is introducing the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process across the partnership so that personalised recommendations can be created for an individual’s clinical care in a future emergency in which they are unable to make or express choices. The process provides health and care professionals responding to that [...]

Nominations for Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards now open

2019-01-30T09:36:13+00:00January 30th, 2019|

These awards are now in their third year and, building on the success of last year, include an increased number of awards on offer to Allied Health Professionals, AHP students and support workers. The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards celebrate the contribution AHPs have made in supporting improvements in health, care and wellbeing and [...]

The importance of Making Every Contact Count

2019-01-29T08:56:32+00:00January 29th, 2019|

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that many will be familiar with. The idea is simple – it uses day-to-day conversations to promote positive and healthy lifestyle behaviour change by encouraging people to talk about and refect upon the impact of risky lifestyle behaviours. Surrey Heartlands launched its MECC [...]