A case study on Surrey Heartlands is one of seven chosen to feature in a new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Quality Matters publication ‘Unlocking capacity: Smarter Together’ showcasing different aspects of collaboration between health and the adult social care sector.

The publication is aimed at those working in health and adult social work and provides resources to enable collaborative working which will improve outcomes for people.

Surrey Heartlands is featured as an example of how relationships between health, Surrey County Council and care providers in Surrey have gone from strength to strength.  The case study discusses how Surrey County Council and the three Clinical Commissioning Groups engaged with home care providers through a series of events designed to open up two-way conversations where both commissioners and providers could share challenges and ideas for solutions. 

The events resulted in more providers registering with Surrey County Council, a named commissioning contact given to each provider and support to develop home care workforce skills. A care workforce strategy has also been defined.

Read the full case study here alongside the other six from across the country: http://qualitymatters.nice.org.uk/case-studies/index.html