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TRANSFORMATION BOARD PROGRAMME UPDATE – 10 JANUARY 2018

By | 2018-01-18T10:20:02+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

Authors: Vanessa Harding Deputy Director of Transformation Paper for: For Information/approval for publication Since the last Transformation Board on 6 December 2017 the following is a summary of key actions or events: 1. Key work stream updates: Highlight reports from each workstream are included in papers for today’s Transformation Board for noting. The papers [...]

Transforming services and outcomes for cancer patients

By | 2018-01-05T14:12:50+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Welcome to the first blog for the Surrey & Sussex Cancer Alliance.  My name is Phil McNamara, and I’m the Programme Director for the cancer workstream within Surrey Heartlands.  The Alliance spans both Surrey and Sussex, sits across three Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (Frimley Health, Surrey Heartlands, and Sussex & East Surrey) and contains [...]

TRANSFORMATION BOARD PROGRAMME UPDATE DECEMBER 2017

By | 2018-01-18T10:21:09+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Authors: Vanessa Harding Deputy Director of Transformation Paper for: For Information/approval for publication Since the last Transformation Board on 1st November 2017 the following is a summary of key actions or events: 1. Key work stream updates: Highlight reports from each workstream are included in papers for today’s Transformation Board. The papers also include [...]

Welcome to our December newsletter

By | 2018-01-02T15:33:17+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

As winter is firmly making its mark, we’ve been working across Surrey Heartlands to prepare as a system and you can read more about our preparations below.  We are expecting a tough winter, with a particularly virulent flu strain so if you are eligible for a free flu jab, do take up the opportunity.  [...]

The Surrey Heartlands focus on Diabetes

By | 2018-01-02T15:09:11+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Improving diabetes services for our citizens has recently emerged as a new workstream for the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership. In this blog the newly appointed joint clinical leads for the Diabetes Programme, Dr Roselle Herring from Royal Surrey County Hospital and Dr Stewart Tomlinson from Medwyn Surgery in Dorking, tell us what [...]

Surrey Heartlands Showcase Workshop: Time for Care in General Practice

By | 2018-01-02T14:42:34+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

An audience of more than 150 listened to keynote speaker Dr Robert Varnam, Head of General Practice Development at NHS England, talk about delivering more of the potential of primary care by working differently. He was appearing at the first Surrey Heartlands Showcase Workshop: Time for Care in General Practice which was designed to [...]

Taking a system approach to managing winter

By | 2018-01-02T14:44:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Christmas access to GPs is being enhanced this year across Surrey Heartlands with local implementation of an NHS England initiative to ensure urgent GP appointments are available from 22 December 2017 to 7 January 2018 (excluding Christmas Day). For example, In North West Surrey there will be three Extended Access clinics which will allow [...]

Using transformation funding to transform care

By | 2018-01-02T14:16:39+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

A major advantage of devolution is local control of the £80 million of transformation funds that are allocated to Surrey Heartlands over the next five years – including £15 million in this financial year 2017/18 – which is really exciting. £6 million of this is already committed to national initiatives including diabetes (£1.8 million), [...]

Dr Claire Fuller named Clinical Leader of the Year

By | 2018-01-02T14:46:53+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Dr Claire Fuller, our Senior Responsible Officer, has been named Clinical Leader of the Year in the national Health Service Journal annual awards – the Oscars of the NHS! Claire received the award for her development of the Surrey Heartlands Clinical Academy as well as her outstanding leadership of NHS Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning [...]

NHS England webinar showcases Surrey Heartlands Citizen-led Engagement

By | 2018-01-02T14:46:00+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

NHS England has invited communicators from other sustainability and transformation partnerships, Trusts and CCGs to take part in a webinar on 12 December based on our experience of Citizen-led Engagement and Insight in Surrey Heartlands and putting us on the national platform. Engagement Strategy Lead Rich Stockley and NHS England’s Public Participation and Insight [...]