Partner organisations from across the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership have received 10 nominations in the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards for 2018, including two for innovative Health and Care Partnership programmes.

  • Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership is nominated for its midwifery-led 24/7 ‘Better Births’ Pregnancy Advice Helpline, which has received 9,000 calls since its launch in April 2018
  • The Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System has been shortlisted for its ‘whole system’ approach to supporting carers’ health and wellbeing through its Memorandum of Understanding ‘Together for Carers’
  • North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group and Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital are shortlisted for their integrated musculoskeletal service ‘iMSK’
  • There’s recognition in two categories for Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust’s ground-breaking dementia technology project – which uses artificial intelligence to support people with dementia in their own homes – and a third nomination for its Intensive Support Service for People with a Learning Disability
  • Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group has been shortlisted twice: once in the Widening Participation category for its Quality in Care Homes programme in partnership with CSH Surrey, and again in the Community or Primary Care Services Redesign category for the achievements of the Community Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic in improving patient outcomes
  • Other finalists include South East Coast Ambulance Service for their Intelligence Based Information System (IBIS) and The Royal Marsden’s Rapid Access to Prostate Imaging and Diagnosis programme (RAPID), in collaboration with Imperial College Healthcare Trust, St George’s Healthcare Trust and Epsom and St Helier Hospital.

Dr Claire Fuller, Senior Responsible Officer for the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled to see this many partnership programmes across Surrey receive such a level of recognition. It reinforces the huge amount of innovation and integrated working taking place within our health system, resulting in tangible practical improvements for patients.”

Judging for this year’s awards is in October and the awards ceremony will be held in London on 21 November.