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Welcome to our November newsletter

2018-11-28T12:49:41+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

The 14 Allied Health Professions – ranging from art therapists, through paramedics to radiographers - form the third largest workforce in health and care. The breadth of AHPs’ skills and their reach across people’s lives and organisations makes them ideally placed to lead and support change and improvement. That is just part of the reason I [...]

First Surrey Heartlands Allied Health Professionals Conference

2018-11-28T15:42:49+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

More than 200 Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) came together to share knowledge, network and celebrate their roles at Surrey Heartlands first AHP Conference this month. AHPs - including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, paramedics and occupational therapists – heard from a motivating line-up of speakers, including Suzanne Rastrick, NHS England’s Chief Allied Health [...]

HSJ Awards 2018: Improving Care with Technology goes to Surrey & Borders project

2018-11-28T15:54:21+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

Surrey and Borders Partnership FT has been awarded this year’s prestigious Health Service Journal Award for its Technology Integrated Health Management (TIHM) trial which is led by the trust, working in partnership with bodies including the Alzheimer’s Society, the University of Surrey, Royal Holloway University of London and eight technology SMEs. The project takes [...]

Two Atrial Fibrillation Association Healthcare Pioneer Award winners

2018-11-28T12:52:31+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

Two awards from the Atrial Fibrillation Association have been won by Surrey Heartlands partners. The AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report recognises best practice in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and is used as a benchmark to improve patient care. An international expert judging panel reviewed the entries, [...]

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 [...]