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. Our innovative Partnership Memorandum of Understanding describes how we are working together.
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 now covers the majority of Surrey; those areas currently looked after by East Surrey, Surrey Downs, North West Surrey and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Groups but the partnership encompasses all local NHS organisations and Surrey County Council.