Introducing Surrey Heartlands – a new way of planning local health and care services
We are bringing together clinicians and other health and care staff – alongside patients, their carers and families and members of the public – to think through how we can transform services so citizens have access to the very best care and treatments.
This is a new and exciting way of working, creating a real partnership that will make a positive difference to local people and help join up health and social care. Working together also presents us with a real opportunity:
- To plan on a different scale to achieve tangible benefits for local residents
- Address the challenges we face as a system as well as organisationally
- And to close the three gaps identified in the Five Year Forward View
Surrey Heartlands covers the central and western parts of Surrey; those areas currently looked after by Surrey Downs, North West Surrey and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Groups but the partnership encompasses all local NHS organisations and Surrey County Council.