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On the shortlist for another award

2019-04-04T10:09:19+01:00April 4th, 2019|

A joint project led by NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG and Royal Surrey County Hospital has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Award in the Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation category. This medicines management initiative aims to manage the increasing spend on oral anticoagulants. These drugs help prevent blood clots and are [...]

Calling all healthcare workers – we want to know more!

2019-04-04T10:11:28+01:00April 4th, 2019|

Surrey Heartlands is working with Surrey Community Action to carry out research on the paid and unpaid health and care workforce in Surrey.  The aim is to better understand the size and shape of this workforce so that we can work together across all sectors to offer better care to Surrey's residents. By completing [...]

Plans to work more closely with East Surrey partners

2019-04-04T10:15:59+01:00April 4th, 2019|

Following ongoing discussions with East Surrey partners – East Surrey CCG, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust and First Community Health and Care – we have all agreed that they will start working more closely with the Surrey Heartlands system from April.  The new NHS Long-Term Plan has set the expectation for all health systems [...]

Surrey Heartlands stakeholder group helps shape new strategy

2019-04-04T10:23:28+01:00April 4th, 2019|

Participants at our latest stakeholder reference group had the opportunity to discuss the new draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Surrey.  Pictured: Surrey Heartlands system leader Dr Claire Fuller outlines the agenda for the stakeholder group. The Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board oversees the strategy which will be delivered by health and care partners [...]

Regional Shared Care Records partnership awards contract to provide new digital platform

2019-04-04T10:26:17+01:00April 4th, 2019|

Residents in the Thames Valley and Surrey region will be able to access their records and use digital services and apps that directly support them to manage their own health and wellbeing thanks to a new partnership between the Thames Valley Health and Care Records Partnership (TVS LHCR) and the System C & Graphnet [...]

Helping YOU go smoke free

2019-04-04T10:34:47+01:00April 4th, 2019|

The Stop Smoking Service in Surrey is changing. It is being re-branded as ONE YOU Surrey (Helping YOU to go smoke free) offering a mixture of direct delivery to patients and remote telephone support. Face to face sessions by the ONE YOU Surrey team will take place in a range of locations, supported by [...]

Citizen Ambassadors – the first 12 months

2019-03-15T09:11:55+01:00March 18th, 2019|

It is now 12 months since Healthwatch Surrey recruited seven Citizen Ambassadors (CAs) with the express purpose of playing “a full and active part” in the “transformation programme in health and social care”.  In practice this means providing an independent citizen perspective within the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System’s transformation workstreams and proactively seeking [...]