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My thoughts on World Sepsis Day

2018-09-13T10:24:05+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

Today, on the eve of World Sepsis Day, I thought I would share some of my experience and thoughts which I hope will be of use to you.  I am at work relishing working with great colleagues, my fantastic team and our staff as well as my peers and our partners across the Surrey [...]

Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership new Pregnancy Advice Line shortlisted for HSJ award

2018-09-07T13:34:32+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership’s new midwifery-led Pregnancy Advice Line was today revealed as being shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ award. The Advice Line, which provides advice and support to pregnant women within Surrey Heartlands, has taken more than 9,000 calls since its launch on 9 April 2018. The Pregnancy Advice Line is [...]

Multiple nominations for Surrey Heartlands in 2018 HSJ Awards

2018-09-07T13:23:08+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

6 September 2018 Partner organisations from across the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership have received a total of 10 nominations in the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards for 2018, including two for innovative Health and Care Partnership programmes. Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership is nominated for its midwifery-led 24/7 ‘Better Births’ Pregnancy [...]

Welcome to our August newsletter

2018-08-30T15:28:39+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

I was delighted to see not one but two initiatives designed to improve access to GP services going into action in areas of Surrey Heartlands this month. People will now have extended access to additional appointments during the evenings and at weekends at a number of locations across Surrey Heartlands. Public satisfaction with general [...]

Developing locations for new maternity community hubs

2018-08-30T15:26:03+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

A town-centre location has been found for a new maternity community hub in Woking. Working with Woking Borough Council, the Surrey Heartlands Maternity Together transformation team is hoping the new hub will open early in 2019, which will provide services for around 1,700 pregnant women a year. “This is a great example of partnership [...]

Surrey Care Record goes live

2018-08-30T15:21:00+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

The Surrey Care Record – a digital health and social care record sharing scheme for central and east Surrey went live this week.  This first phase will see some GP practices begin sharing electronic patient records with the A&E departments at St Peter’s, East Surrey, Epsom and Royal Surrey Hospitals. In the weeks and [...]

Extra GP appointments now available across Surrey Heartlands

2018-08-30T15:16:29+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

August has seen it become a lot easier for people pressed for time to make an appointment with a GP thanks to a new national ‘extended access’ initiative which is improving access to primary care services. By working together in a new and different way GP practices will be improving access to primary care [...]

Supporting  staff to incorporate ‘healthy conversations’ into everyday situations

2018-08-30T15:12:42+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

Empowering frontline staff to feel confident and comfortable when they engage in conversations about health related issues with the people they meet is the aim of a new workforce development programme rolling out across Surrey Heartlands from September.   Making Every Contact Count (MECC) makes the most of the day-to-day interactions that staff have [...]

£6m funding to improve digitisation in healthcare provider organisations

2018-08-30T15:08:08+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

£6m funding to improve  digitisation in healthcare provider organisations Surrey Heartlands has been offered a £6m share of the £412.5m funding for Health System Led Investment (HSLI) recently announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP. The funding is to be allocated over the next three years to [...]

2018 Surrey Carers flu jab voucher scheme

2018-08-30T15:03:08+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

Surrey is encouraging all carers to get vaccinated against flu. This year the Surrey CCG collaborative, Surrey County Council and The Surrey and Sussex local pharmaceutical committee have approved a Surrey Carers flu jab voucher aimed at improving the uptake of Carer flu vaccination. These vouchers will be available through front line Carers Support [...]