New system will ensure sustainable high quality health and care for citizens

2018-10-10T09:35:10+00:00 September 27th, 2018|

Quality improvement work is already established in several organisations across Surrey Heartlands, according to a report from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The IHI is working with Surrey Heartlands to develop a quality improvement system that will ensure the organisations within the partnership work together as a system to provide sustainable high quality [...]

Surrey Heartlands collaboration work showcased by NICE

2018-09-27T10:22:35+00:00 September 27th, 2018|

A case study on Surrey Heartlands is one of seven chosen to feature in a new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Quality Matters publication ‘Unlocking capacity: Smarter Together’ showcasing different aspects of collaboration between health and the adult social care sector. The publication is aimed at those working in health and [...]

Local perinatal mental health services launches

2018-09-27T10:20:36+00:00 September 27th, 2018|

The Surrey Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service launches across Surrey Heartlands on 1st October. It will provide a local, supportive, responsive, innovative and considerate service to women from pre-conception up until one year post-natal. Perinatal mental health has been identified as a national priority with 30,000 additional women to receive access to specialist support [...]

Multiple award nominations for Surrey Heartlands

2018-09-27T10:18:09+00:00 September 27th, 2018|

Partner organisations from across the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership have received 10 nominations in the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards for 2018, including two for innovative Health and Care Partnership programmes. Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership is nominated for its midwifery-led 24/7 ‘Better Births’ Pregnancy Advice Helpline, which has received 9,000 [...]

Dutch leaders see how team working is benefiting care in Epsom

2018-09-27T13:13:47+00:00 September 27th, 2018|

Surrey Heartlands hosted a visit by a group of senior Dutch hospital leaders in September, who were keen to understand more about the NHS.  One of the highlights was a visit to Epsom Hospital where they found out about the Epsom Health and Care @home service. This service was created to provide better all-round [...]

Welcome to our September newsletter

2018-09-27T10:13:14+00:00 September 26th, 2018|

It’s been a very busy start to the autumn for all of us at Surrey Heartlands. Early September brought some very good news. I was absolutely thrilled that we received a total of 10 nominations in the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards for 2018, including two for innovative Health and Care Partnership programmes. It’s extremely encouraging to [...]

Welcome to our August newsletter

2018-08-30T15:28:39+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

I was delighted to see not one but two initiatives designed to improve access to GP services going into action in areas of Surrey Heartlands this month. People will now have extended access to additional appointments during the evenings and at weekends at a number of locations across Surrey Heartlands. Public satisfaction with general [...]

Developing locations for new maternity community hubs

2018-08-30T15:26:03+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

A town-centre location has been found for a new maternity community hub in Woking. Working with Woking Borough Council, the Surrey Heartlands Maternity Together transformation team is hoping the new hub will open early in 2019, which will provide services for around 1,700 pregnant women a year. “This is a great example of partnership [...]

Surrey Care Record goes live

2018-08-30T15:21:00+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

The Surrey Care Record – a digital health and social care record sharing scheme for central and east Surrey went live this week.  This first phase will see some GP practices begin sharing electronic patient records with the A&E departments at St Peter’s, East Surrey, Epsom and Royal Surrey Hospitals. In the weeks and [...]

Extra GP appointments now available across Surrey Heartlands

2018-08-30T15:16:29+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

August has seen it become a lot easier for people pressed for time to make an appointment with a GP thanks to a new national ‘extended access’ initiative which is improving access to primary care services. By working together in a new and different way GP practices will be improving access to primary care [...]