2018-01 Newsletter

//2018-01 Newsletter

Welcome to our January newsletter

By | 2018-03-12T09:45:23+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2018! And what a January it has been so far with winter pressures being felt across the health and care system more profoundly than for many years. In Surrey Heartlands we are more fortunate than most as devolution – even in shadow form – has given us access [...]

Have your say on our joint commissioning intentions for 2018/19

By | 2018-01-30T12:01:02+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

As part of our planning process, each year we develop our commissioning intentions for the year ahead. To reflect a closer working relationship across Guildford and Waverley, North West Surrey, Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Surrey County Council, and across the wider Surrey Heartlands area, this year we have taken a joint [...]

Devolution Update

By | 2018-01-30T12:02:15+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

From April Surrey Heartlands emerges from its shadow year of health and social care devolution management and gets properly into the driving seat. At the heart of our Devolution agreement are two things: Greater local control of health and care commissioning decisions; Aligning and bringing together commissioning responsibilities of the NHS and local [...]

NHS70 choral event

By | 2018-01-30T12:07:14+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

The NHS will be 70 years old on 5 July 2018 and the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership plans to mark the event with a celebratory choral event involving some very special choirs. The NHS will be 70 years old on 5 July 2018 and the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership [...]

Stakeholder group gets to grips with Diabetes plans

By | 2018-01-30T12:06:29+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

The transformation of services for Diabetes patients was centre stage at the latest meeting of the Surrey Heartlands Stakeholder Reference Group where Dr Roselle Herring, clinical lead for the Diabetes Programme and a consultant physician at Royal Surrey County Hospital explained why and how the Programme aims to tackle the impact of rising patient [...]

More national recognition for our citizen-led engagement

By | 2018-01-30T12:09:18+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

The King’s Fund, a leading health think tank involved with work relating to the health system in England, recently completed a scoping project for NHS England to understand what an effective patient insight and feedback system looks like for Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) and Accountable Care Systems (ACSs). NHS England has recently outlined ambitions for [...]