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Surrey Heartlands’ response to news release issued by MIND on mental health spending

2019-05-21T16:09:57+01:00May 16th, 2019|

In response to MIND’s news release issued on 15th May highlighting inconsistencies in mental health spending across England, the following statement describes how we are responding to the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and in particular how we are prioritising and transforming mental health services for our local population. “Mental health [...]

Death is a long term condition

2019-05-15T10:22:03+01:00May 15th, 2019|

The theme for this year’s Dying Matters awareness week, which runs until the 19th May, is “are we ready?” The answer is: generally no. Despite decades of research - and hundreds if not thousands of years of well documented, but not necessarily systematically canonised folklore - we still struggle with death and its impact. [...]

The health of residents is a top priority for all of us

2019-05-03T11:30:45+01:00May 7th, 2019|

We all know that getting the right approach to population health management – at system, place and neighbourhood level – is far from straightforward. But it is a challenge that can be met if the health, care, and local government sectors work together in partnership. Across all sectors, there is growing sense of common [...]

Welcome to our April newsletter

2019-04-29T11:16:47+01:00April 29th, 2019|

Welcome to our latest newsletter I’m delighted to let you know that the fabulous Dr Charlotte Canniff was the star interviewee on NHS England’s first podcast focusing on Primary Care Networks. Charlotte is a passionate advocate of PCNs and leads primary care transformation here at Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System, as well as representing [...]

First best practice guidelines on how to deliver planned care in Surrey Heartlands

2019-04-29T11:17:41+01:00April 29th, 2019|

The Surrey Heartlands leadership has endorsed a set of Planned Care Principles to put in place for the first time a set of agreed best practice guidelines on how to deliver planned care across the Surrey Heartlands region. Planned care is any treatment that doesn't happen as an emergency and usually involves a prearranged [...]

Primary Care Networks to deliver mental health services

2019-04-29T10:26:58+01:00April 29th, 2019|

Surrey Heartlands Partnership has funded Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust and three Integrated Care Partnerships (North West Surrey, Guildford and Waverley and Surrey Downs) jointly to develop a new integrated way of working that aims to improve the wellbeing and care of people with mental health conditions in Surrey. This new model will [...]

Surrey 500: Creating a true culture of collaboration

2019-04-29T11:19:29+01:00April 29th, 2019|

Surrey 500 is Surrey Heartlands’ new system leadership development programme aimed at 500 leaders across our health and care system, including community partners. Our three Integrated Care Partnerships (North West Surrey, Guildford and Waverley and Surrey Downs) and those who work across Surrey   are nominating teams and individuals to take part in this brand [...]

Walking and talking to motivate positive change for Type 2 diabetes

2019-04-29T11:20:34+01:00April 29th, 2019|

Leatherhead Diabetes (LD) Walk and Talk is a new initiative for people with or at risk of Type 2 diabetes who need to increase their activity levels. Part of Mole Valley Walking for Health, this new venture involves outdoor walking followed by indoor themed discussions focussing on the everyday challenges of living with diabetes. [...]

NHS free helpline will increase access to mental health crisis support

2019-04-29T11:21:44+01:00April 29th, 2019|

People living in Surrey and North East Hampshire can now access specialist mental health advice and support round the clock - with the launch of a new and improved NHS helpline. The Mental Health Crisis Helpline is an NHS telephone service run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Lines are manned by [...]