Welcome to our December newsletter

By | 2018-01-02T15:33:17+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

As winter is firmly making its mark, we’ve been working across Surrey Heartlands to prepare as a system and you can read more about our preparations below.  We are expecting a tough winter, with a particularly virulent flu strain so if you are eligible for a free flu jab, do take up the opportunity.  [...]

Surrey Heartlands Showcase Workshop: Time for Care in General Practice

By | 2018-01-02T14:42:34+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

An audience of more than 150 listened to keynote speaker Dr Robert Varnam, Head of General Practice Development at NHS England, talk about delivering more of the potential of primary care by working differently. He was appearing at the first Surrey Heartlands Showcase Workshop: Time for Care in General Practice which was designed to [...]

Taking a system approach to managing winter

By | 2018-01-02T14:44:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Christmas access to GPs is being enhanced this year across Surrey Heartlands with local implementation of an NHS England initiative to ensure urgent GP appointments are available from 22 December 2017 to 7 January 2018 (excluding Christmas Day). For example, In North West Surrey there will be three Extended Access clinics which will allow [...]

Using transformation funding to transform care

By | 2018-01-02T14:16:39+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

A major advantage of devolution is local control of the £80 million of transformation funds that are allocated to Surrey Heartlands over the next five years – including £15 million in this financial year 2017/18 – which is really exciting. £6 million of this is already committed to national initiatives including diabetes (£1.8 million), [...]

Dr Claire Fuller named Clinical Leader of the Year

By | 2018-01-02T14:46:53+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Dr Claire Fuller, our Senior Responsible Officer, has been named Clinical Leader of the Year in the national Health Service Journal annual awards – the Oscars of the NHS! Claire received the award for her development of the Surrey Heartlands Clinical Academy as well as her outstanding leadership of NHS Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning [...]

NHS England webinar showcases Surrey Heartlands Citizen-led Engagement

By | 2018-01-02T14:46:00+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

NHS England has invited communicators from other sustainability and transformation partnerships, Trusts and CCGs to take part in a webinar on 12 December based on our experience of Citizen-led Engagement and Insight in Surrey Heartlands and putting us on the national platform. Engagement Strategy Lead Rich Stockley and NHS England’s Public Participation and Insight [...]

The Surrey Heartlands focus on Diabetes

By | 2018-01-02T14:45:07+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Why are partners in Surrey Heartlands looking at improving diabetes services for our citizens? The recent National Diabetes Audit indicates there are around 36,000 people with diabetes registered with a Surrey Heartlands or Surrey Heath GP practice. The number of people diagnosed with or at risk of developing the condition grows every day and [...]

NHS England Chair praises pioneering technology study

By | 2018-01-02T15:41:10+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

In a visit to learn more about Surrey Heartlands, the Chairman of NHS England, Sir Malcolm Grant, has welcomed a new Internet of Things study initiated by Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Innovation to improve the lives of patients Sir Malcolm’s comments followed his visit last week to learn more about the [...]

New appointments

By | 2018-01-02T14:58:32+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

We’ve recently made a number of new appointments to the Surrey Heartlands team. We are delighted to announce that David McNulty, who recently stepped down as Chief Executive at Surrey County Council, has now taken up the role of Independent Chair of Surrey Heartlands and as such will continue to chair the Transformation [...]

National regulators take a ‘stocktake’ of Surrey Heartlands

By | 2018-01-02T15:01:42+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

We recently hosted a visit by NHS England and NHS Improvement for a ‘stocktake’ of our journey so far and how the regional and national teams can give us further support, particularly regarding the national Accountable Care System programme. NHS England leads the National Health Service in England and sets the priorities and direction [...]