Our devolution agreement 2018-11-02T11:45:52+00:00

A unique and ground-breaking plan to integrate health and social care

Surrey Heartlands is known as an ‘Integrated Care System’ – a more evolved partnership where health and local Government are taking a collective responsibility for health and social care. There are currently just ten integrated care systems across England. 

Through our unique devolution agreement, we will have greater control over budgets and accountability of the decisions we make locally giving us a real opportunity to maximise benefits for local people.
Our ground-breaking agreement outlines how partners will work together to improve the health outcomes of the 850,000 people living in Surrey Heartlands. It also means more local accountability for the spending of health and social care budgets.

Read our Devolution Pledge

“Surrey Heartlands is embarking on a ground-breaking plan to integrate healthcare which will mean better joined up services in place of what has often been a fragmented system that passes people from pillar to post.”

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England

More information about devolution
Frequently Asked Questions about devolution in Surrey Heartlands
Read the Surrey Heartlands Devolution Trilateral Agreement