Outpatients: The Future

2018-12-10T11:16:44+00:00 December 10th, 2018|

Dr Mark Hamilton, Surrey Heartlands Academy Clinical Director On any one day, NHS-related journeys account for 5% of road traffic in England; a quarter of doctors say 10-20% of their new patients didn’t need to have attended an outpatient clinic; and 28% of doctors say 10-20% of their follow up patients could have been [...]

Sharing knowledge and celebrating success

2018-12-04T11:47:27+00:00 December 4th, 2018|

Sarah Parker, Surrey Heartlands Director of Transformation Did you know that the 14 Allied Health Professions – which range from art and other therapists, through paramedics to radiographers - form the third largest workforce in health and care? The breadth of their skills and reach across people’s lives is hugely important and has the ability, quite [...]

Engaging experience

2018-10-23T10:50:26+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|

My name is Martin Edge; I have been a Citizen Ambassador for Healthwatch Surrey since the beginning of 2018. I have responsibility for Out of Hospital Care which encompasses Primary, Urgent and Emergency care. This is ideal for me as I had regular contact with the health and social care services in my previous [...]

1,000 days to make a difference

2018-10-05T13:26:41+00:00 October 5th, 2018|

Trudy Mills, Director of Children and Family Health Surrey and Women and Children’s Strategy Lead for Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, discusses the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life in beating health inequalities.   One of Surrey Heartlands’ main ambitions is for the next generation to lead healthier and more [...]

My thoughts on World Sepsis Day

2018-09-13T10:24:05+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

Today, on the eve of World Sepsis Day, I thought I would share some of my experience and thoughts which I hope will be of use to you.  I am at work relishing working with great colleagues, my fantastic team and our staff as well as my peers and our partners across the Surrey [...]

Listening to local women and their families about the care they receive

2018-06-22T15:31:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Blog, Lucy Browne, Citizen Ambassador – Women and Children’s Services I’m Lucy Browne, and I am the Citizen Ambassador for women and children’s services in Surrey Heartlands. My role is to listen to the experiences and views of local women and their families about the care they receive during the ‘First 1,000 days’ –the period [...]

Transforming services and outcomes for cancer patients

2018-01-05T14:12:50+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Welcome to the first blog for the Surrey & Sussex Cancer Alliance.  My name is Phil McNamara, and I’m the Programme Director for the cancer workstream within Surrey Heartlands.  The Alliance spans both Surrey and Sussex, sits across three Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (Frimley Health, Surrey Heartlands, and Sussex & East Surrey) and contains [...]

The Surrey Heartlands focus on Diabetes

2018-01-02T15:09:11+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Improving diabetes services for our citizens has recently emerged as a new workstream for the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership. In this blog the newly appointed joint clinical leads for the Diabetes Programme, Dr Roselle Herring from Royal Surrey County Hospital and Dr Stewart Tomlinson from Medwyn Surgery in Dorking, tell us what [...]

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

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 [...]

Welcome to Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership

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 [...]