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The Surrey Heartlands focus on Diabetes

By | 2018-01-02T14:45:07+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Why are partners in Surrey Heartlands looking at improving diabetes services for our citizens? The recent National Diabetes Audit indicates there are around 36,000 people with diabetes registered with a Surrey Heartlands or Surrey Heath GP practice. The number of people diagnosed with or at risk of developing the condition grows every day and [...]

Working to find the 6,000 Surrey Heartlands citizens living with a potentially life threatening condition

By | 2018-01-02T15:11:46+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Jen Bayly, Cardiovascular Lead for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network, is delivering an exciting project that aims to reduce the number of people at risk from Atrial Fibrillation-related stroke across her region including Surrey Heartlands. So it’s particularly appropriate that Jen should share her personal experience of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and [...]


By | 2017-11-09T10:55:23+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

Transformation Board: 1st November 2017 Authors: Sarah Parker, Director of Transformation Paper for: For Information/approval note this paper will be shared with organisations for internal communications and used to finalise newsletter for external publication Since the last Transformation Board on 4th October 2017 the following is a summary of key actions or events: 1. [...]

Welcome to Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership

By | 2018-01-02T15:14:46+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Hello and welcome to our first blog for Surrey Heartlands.  My name is Dr Claire Fuller and I’m a practising GP – I’ve grown up, lived and worked in Surrey on and off since I was three. Surrey is my home and where most of my friends and family live.  Earlier this year I [...]

NHS England Chair praises pioneering technology study

By | 2018-01-02T15:41:10+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

In a visit to learn more about Surrey Heartlands, the Chairman of NHS England, Sir Malcolm Grant, has welcomed a new Internet of Things study initiated by Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Innovation to improve the lives of patients Sir Malcolm’s comments followed his visit last week to learn more about the [...]

New appointments

By | 2018-01-02T14:58:32+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

We’ve recently made a number of new appointments to the Surrey Heartlands team. We are delighted to announce that David McNulty, who recently stepped down as Chief Executive at Surrey County Council, has now taken up the role of Independent Chair of Surrey Heartlands and as such will continue to chair the Transformation [...]

National regulators take a ‘stocktake’ of Surrey Heartlands

By | 2018-01-02T15:01:42+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

We recently hosted a visit by NHS England and NHS Improvement for a ‘stocktake’ of our journey so far and how the regional and national teams can give us further support, particularly regarding the national Accountable Care System programme. NHS England leads the National Health Service in England and sets the priorities and direction [...]

Citizen ambassadors to support our engagement process

By | 2018-01-02T15:00:36+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Working with Healthwatch Surrey, we are developing a new way to support local people getting involved in the redesign of our health and care services. HealthWatch Surrey is an independent organisation that gives the people of Surrey a voice to improve, shape and get the best from their health and social care services. They [...]

Keeping stakeholders up to date with progress

By | 2018-01-02T14:59:46+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Improving cancer care and addressing health inequalities were the key focus of our most recent stakeholder event held on 17th October. David McNulty, Independent Chair of Surrey Heartlands Transformation Board, opened the meeting by welcoming the audience and outlining the content of the event. He went on to cover major developments since the last [...]

£400,000 funding boost to improve urgent & emergency care

By | 2018-01-02T14:54:49+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

We’ve recently secured £400,000 in new funding to improve Urgent and Emergency Care services across Surrey Heartlands. This funding will be used to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Urgent and Emergency Care services across the area by developing greater shared responsibility between service providers and allowing them to work together more closely. Right [...]