Senior Responsible Officer Dr Claire Fuller is a GP by background was Clinical Chair of Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group until her new appointment to the role of Senior Responsible Officer for the Surrey Heartlands Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
Now at Surrey Heartlands she leads the delivery of plans to transform care for a population of more than 850,000 people.
Continually striving to improve patient care, Claire has already collaborated with hospital, community and primary care partners to support new and pioneering approaches that enhance teamwork and ensure the patient is at the centre of their care.
She has also been instrumental in innovative and ambitious plans to ensure the closer integration of health and social care locally; most recently in the design of new pathways to support the frail and elderly and also in stroke care.
She has led the development of a Clinical Academy across Surrey Heartlands which will address unwarranted variation and improve care by identifying and building on best practice.
Claire also contributes to the development of national policy, currently chairing the national NHS RightCare Clinical Group and also as a member on the national RightCare Oversight Group. Together these groups focus on maximising clinical outcomes and addressing unwarranted variation in care.
Claire has been a practicing GP since 1995, most recently at the Longcroft Clinic in Banstead. Prior to moving to Surrey Claire lived and worked as a GP in Northumberland. During this time she worked at a single handed GP practice in Felton and also worked at Alnwick Hospital, a GP-led hospital that provided a wide range of services to the local community.