Welcome to our June newsletter

2018-06-29T15:47:54+01:00June 29th, 2018|

2018 seems to be flying by. We are half way through the year already and lots of exciting things have happened. In just the last few weeks we have seen a visit by a world class team of quality improvement experts from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The IHI visit helped us to [...]

Population health management changing delivery of care

2018-06-29T13:26:18+01:00June 29th, 2018|

Over 100 people from all parts of the local health and care system attended a Surrey Heartlands Academy event and heard presentations which focused on how organisations in Surrey Heartlands are already manging population health and what we are doing over the next year to improve the way we do it. Presenters from outside [...]

Surrey Heartlands chosen as ‘Local Health and Care Record Exemplar’

2018-06-29T13:24:43+01:00June 29th, 2018|

Professionals in Surrey Heartlands will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals, GPs and social care. Local Health and Care Record Exemplars (LHCREs) are new partnerships that will each receive up to £7.5 Last month NHS England announced three areas, covering 14 million people, had been [...]

Specialist nurses to offer co-ordinated and standardised care for people with diabetes

2018-06-29T13:24:00+01:00June 29th, 2018|

A new diabetes service has been introduced this month across Surrey Heartlands – the integrated Diabetes specialist nurse service. This will support all clinical areas for people with diabetes during their stay in hospital. The integrated Diabetes specialist nurses (IDSNs) will provide co-ordinated and standardised care for people with diabetes who are having elective [...]

Carers’ support public awareness campaign

2018-06-29T13:22:42+01:00June 29th, 2018|

Surrey County Council has launched a new campaign to help carers access support and information. The campaign tactics include magazine and radio advertising, social media activity, large outdoor posters, printed posters, postcards and bookmarks to be distributed in health settings and across the community. The campaign focus is on making sure carers know support [...]

Internationally recognised group shares quality knowledge

2018-06-29T13:29:11+01:00June 29th, 2018|

This month saw an extended Surrey Heartlands Academy clinical forum that welcomed a team from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) who shared some of their considerable expertise about quality improvement. The IHI is an independent, not-for-profit organisation recognised internationally as a leading healthcare improvement innovator. The IHI is particularly known as the generator [...]

Last chance to buy tickets for our NHS 70 Choir Concert

2018-06-29T13:20:38+01:00June 29th, 2018|

Surrey Heartlands would like to invite you to a special choir concert in Guildford to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, on Thursday 5th July. Join us for a fabulous night of music which aims to bring patients, staff, commissioners and stakeholders together in celebration. The evening will involve choirs from across the [...]