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Welcome to our newsletter covering our activity in May

2018-06-04T13:58:07+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

As ever, there’s been a lot going on this month;  in particular I’m really pleased we are making solid progress to support our First 1000 Days focus with the official launch of our 24/7 Maternity Helpline and the fantastic news that we were awarded additional funding to support perinatal mental health.  Meanwhile, an important [...]

Surrey Care Record update

2018-06-04T09:53:09+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

GPs in Surrey Heartlands and East Surrey CCG have been hearing about the Surrey Care Record for several weeks. And the end of May has seen the beginning of the public communications campaign for the health and care record sharing system. Over the next few weeks leaflets will be coming through letterboxes to [...]

Award winning patient centric co-design in Surrey Heartlands

2018-06-04T09:28:34+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Surrey Heartlands has won the BOBI Award for Best Patient-Centric Approach in recognition of our innovative work in patient engagement and involvement in service co-design. Working together, Surrey Heartlands and M3 Global Research have started what could truly be considered transformational in terms of culture change within the NHS. For the first time, our [...]

New funding to significantly improve perinatal mental health support

2018-06-04T09:24:25+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Perinatal mental health care will significantly improve for women and families in Surrey following a successful bid from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with other health and care organisations, for a share of the £23 million from NHS England to deliver local specialist mental health services during the time, usually [...]

Looking for local residents to join online opinion panel

2018-06-04T09:48:15+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

The Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership is looking for Surrey residents to join its online opinion panel. We want to hear about you, your health concerns, and your experiences of accessing healthcare in Surrey Heartlands. All surveys are conducted online, and there’s no obligation to participate – you can pick and choose what [...]

Digital solution reduces temporary staff costs and bureaucracy

2018-06-04T09:37:09+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

May saw the launch of the Southern England Collaborative Staff Bank. It is a cross-organisational shared workforce agreement between four hospital Trusts – including two from Surrey Heartlands - working innovatively to fill temporary staffing gaps without paying high agency fees. In cooperation with the designers of Locum’s Nest, an app that connects doctors [...]

Call centre hub opens for dedicated pregnancy advice line

2018-06-05T12:32:29+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Midwives operating the Surrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice Line are now based in a bespoke call-centre hub at South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) Head Office in Crawley working in partnership with the SECAmb team. Pictured at the opening event are Baroness Julia Cumberlege – UK Parliament Independent Chair of National Maternity Review;  Nicky Shepherd [...]

Results from our first ‘Online Residents’ Panel’ survey now available

2018-04-30T17:41:32+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

To help us have a better understanding of the views of local residents, we have created the Surrey Heartlands ‘Online Residents’ Panel’ – a group of over 1,300 residents who we can check-in with on a variety of health and care topics. The results from our first mental health survey of the panel are [...]