Welcome to our July newsletter

2018-08-30T14:46:23+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Welcome to our July newsletter It’s terribly British to talk about the weather; but we have been having such untypical weather over the last few weeks I would like to take this opportunity to remind us that while many people enjoy the heat, there can be serious health consequences especially over prolonged periods, with [...]

Surrey Heartlands and Royal College of GPs to create primary care workload observatory

2018-08-30T14:44:39+00:00August 1st, 2018|

The Royal College of General Practitioners’ Research and Surveillance Centre (RCGP RSC) and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership are at the centre of an NHS England-backed project to create a new way to understand the workload demand on GPs. Workload is a challenge for primary care in England and having a greater understanding [...]

Hackathons help visualise data differently to aid decision making

2018-08-30T14:44:03+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Good quality analysis and the ability to use information effectively is an essential element in any health care system. Analysis can help shape care for individual patients as well as informing decisions for services or across organisations and health systems. Surrey Heartlands has secured funding from The Health Foundation‘s Advancing Applied Analytics programme which [...]

500,000 leaflets tell the story of digital change for Surrey health and social care records

2018-08-30T14:41:25+00:00August 1st, 2018|

All 500,000 patient information leaflets providing people with key details about the Surrey Care Record - which will eventually give selected health and social care professionals shared access to patient and service user records - have been delivered to homes in Surrey Heartlands and East Surrey. Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership* together [...]

‘Local Health and Care Record Exemplar’ programme to raise the bar for record sharing

2018-08-30T14:42:41+00:00August 1st, 2018|

More than 100 people from across the Thames Valley and Surrey health and care systems attended a workshop to discuss the new ‘Local Health and Care Record Exemplar’ (LHCRE) status awarded to the area together with £7.5 million national funding over two years. Thames Valley and Surrey has been selected as one of [...]

Stakeholder group members tested for Atrial Fibrillation

2018-08-30T14:40:12+00:00August 1st, 2018|

The latest Surrey Heartlands Stakeholder Reference Group meeting was held this month at the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Centre HQ in Woking where the agenda included an in-depth update on cardiovascular prevention work including testing members for a condition called Atrial Fibrillation (AF). David McNulty, independent chair of the Surrey Heartlands Transformation [...]