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Welcome to our March newsletter

2019-04-04T10:00:02+01:00April 4th, 2019|

We’ve been working hard to develop our health and care system in Surrey Heartlands and, with the new financial year, look forward to taking on additional responsibilities as we continue to mature as an Integrated Care System.  This means less dependency on our regulators (NHS England and NHS Improvement) and more autonomy in the [...]

A Lord and some scones …

2019-04-04T10:03:48+01:00April 4th, 2019|

We were delighted to welcome NHS England Chair, Lord David Prior to our Partnership Forum earlier this month, together with over 150 guests to talk about how we can engage more people in the work of our Integrated Care Partnerships.  Fuelled by afternoon tea (and the odd scone or two), there was plenty of [...]

Children and Family Health Surrey launches Gypsy, Roma and Traveller health outreach programme

2019-04-04T10:06:44+01:00April 4th, 2019|

Children and Family Health Surrey (CFHS), launches a two year outreach programme to improve the health of local Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities from April. The project, which is the first Surrey-wide GRT health initiative, has been commissioned by Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System (ICS). Surrey has the fourth largest GRT population of [...]

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 [...]