Welcome to our July newsletter

2018-08-01T13:41:22+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

Welcome to our July newsletter It’s terribly British to talk about the weather; but we have been having such untypical weather over the last few weeks I would like to take this opportunity to remind us that while many people enjoy the heat, there can be serious health consequences especially over prolonged periods, with [...]

Hackathons help visualise data differently to aid decision making

2018-08-01T13:38:37+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

Good quality analysis and the ability to use information effectively is an essential element in any health care system. Analysis can help shape care for individual patients as well as informing decisions for services or across organisations and health systems. Surrey Heartlands has secured funding from The Health Foundation‘s Advancing Applied Analytics programme which [...]

500,000 leaflets tell the story of digital change for Surrey health and social care records

2018-08-01T13:37:07+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

All 500,000 patient information leaflets providing people with key details about the Surrey Care Record - which will eventually give selected health and social care professionals shared access to patient and service user records - have been delivered to homes in Surrey Heartlands and East Surrey. Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership* together [...]

‘Local Health and Care Record Exemplar’ programme to raise the bar for record sharing

2018-08-01T13:35:31+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

More than 100 people from across the Thames Valley and Surrey health and care systems attended a workshop to discuss the new ‘Local Health and Care Record Exemplar’ (LHCRE) status awarded to the area together with £7.5 million national funding over two years. Thames Valley and Surrey has been selected as one of [...]

Stakeholder group members tested for Atrial Fibrillation

2018-08-16T10:39:50+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

The latest Surrey Heartlands Stakeholder Reference Group meeting was held this month at the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Centre HQ in Woking where the agenda included an in-depth update on cardiovascular prevention work including testing members for a condition called Atrial Fibrillation (AF). David McNulty, independent chair of the Surrey Heartlands Transformation [...]

Welcome to our June newsletter

2018-06-29T15:47:54+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

2018 seems to be flying by. We are half way through the year already and lots of exciting things have happened. In just the last few weeks we have seen a visit by a world class team of quality improvement experts from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The IHI visit helped us to [...]

Population health management changing delivery of care

2018-06-29T13:26:18+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

Over 100 people from all parts of the local health and care system attended a Surrey Heartlands Academy event and heard presentations which focused on how organisations in Surrey Heartlands are already manging population health and what we are doing over the next year to improve the way we do it. Presenters from outside [...]

Surrey Heartlands chosen as ‘Local Health and Care Record Exemplar’

2018-06-29T13:24:43+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

Professionals in Surrey Heartlands will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals, GPs and social care. Local Health and Care Record Exemplars (LHCREs) are new partnerships that will each receive up to £7.5 Last month NHS England announced three areas, covering 14 million people, had been [...]

Specialist nurses to offer co-ordinated and standardised care for people with diabetes

2018-06-29T13:24:00+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

A new diabetes service has been introduced this month across Surrey Heartlands – the integrated Diabetes specialist nurse service. This will support all clinical areas for people with diabetes during their stay in hospital. The integrated Diabetes specialist nurses (IDSNs) will provide co-ordinated and standardised care for people with diabetes who are having elective [...]