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Long term planning in Surrey Heartlands

2018-11-28T12:53:11+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

Looking at the longer-term, Surrey Heartlands is now working with Surrey County Council and other public sector partners to develop a 10 year strategic plan across Surrey which will also take into account the NHS Long-term Plan, expected to be published in early December. Following the recent five-year funding settlement earlier this year, the [...]

Planned Care Principles World Café Event

2018-11-28T12:55:14+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

Seventy stakeholders made up from citizens, carers, clinicians, commissioners, local authority colleagues, community and hospital staff, attended a world café event to agree the best practice pathway and principles on what ‘good’ planned care should look like in Surrey Heartlands. The event held at the H. G. Wells Centre in Woking, followed on from [...]

Primary care physical and mental health focus for stakeholders

2018-11-28T12:58:24+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

The latest Stakeholder Reference group, hosted by Surrey Heartlands’ Senior Responsible Officer Dr Claire Fuller, took place at Leatherhead Leisure Centre where a large audience of expert patients, community and voluntary sector representatives heard about plans for mental and physical healthcare delivery in primary care. Primary care services provide the first point of contact [...]

Relocation of mental health and learning disabilities services for North West Surrey

2018-11-28T12:59:45+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

Plans by Surrey & Borders Partnership to relocate their community services in North West Surrey to their latest community hub building, Unither House in Chertsey, are progressing well. Services will be established there during the first week in December. Unither House will be the main office base and clinic space for S&BP services supporting [...]

How to find out if we are making the most of our data

2018-11-28T13:00:47+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

GPs, commissioners and data analysts from across Surrey Heartlands came together for an event to examine how data can be used to inform the development of Primary Care Networks – new care models for local neighbourhoods of between 30,000-50,000 residents. This was the second in a series of three ‘Hackathons’ and saw analysts integrate [...]

Welcome to our October newsletter

2018-10-30T11:43:38+00:00 October 30th, 2018|

Surrey Heartlands is taking the next step in our journey towards being a fully devolved health and social care system;  we have now agreed new ways of working for dental, immunisation services and some specialised commissioning work – read more below. I feel particularly proud that our Citizen Ambassador programme recently won a Healthwatch [...]

Taking on more devolved responsibilities

2018-10-30T12:35:17+00:00 October 30th, 2018|

Our devolution agreement has taken a further step forward after our proposals around dental and immunisation services, along with some specialised commissioning work, were recently approved by our regulators. Our new agreement for these services means we will be sharing decision-making with NHS England through a ‘seat at the table’ commitment;  the statutory responsibility [...]

Joint project between Healthwatch Surrey and Surrey Heartlands scoops national award

2018-10-30T12:32:07+00:00 October 30th, 2018|

Ground-breaking work to involve local people in the delivery of their health and social care services, pioneered by Surrey Heartlands in partnership with Healthwatch Surrey, has won a national award. The award was announced by NHS boss Simon Stevens at the Healthwatch England Annual Conference. The Healthwatch England award category ‘NHS 70’ was designed [...]

NHS England Medical Director praises service for elderly patients

2018-10-30T12:28:33+00:00 October 30th, 2018|

Professor Stephen Powis, NHS England’s Medical Director,  visited the innovative Woking Community Hospital-based Bedser Hub to find out how CSH Surrey are leading the way with a successful integrated health and wellbeing service. Professor Powis was impressed with the insight his visit provided into how the Hubs deliver a joined up service for patients. [...]