Local health and social care news


Find out about the Surrey Care Record

The Surrey Care Record will be launched on Wednesday 29 August 2018. In the weeks that follow, this will give selected health and social care professionals shared access to people’s medical records in order to…


Care homes need to do more to ensure residents get real choice at mealtimes

Healthwatch Surrey is calling on care homes to improve experiences of mealtimes by providing real choice and better opportunities for residents and families to give feedback, after it found that some residents were reluctant to…


New 24/7 pregnancy advice line launched for Surrey Heartlands

From 8am on Monday 9 April 2018, a designated telephone advice and triage line will be available for pregnant women to access advice and support from a midwife 24 hours day, 7 days a week….


Weybridge site update

Since the Weybridge Hospital fire in July 2017, North West Surrey CCG has been focussing resources on ensuring continuation of the majority of services that were provided on this site. North West Surrey CCG wrote…


Hospital Discharge Checklist

Checklist set to help Surrey patients leave hospital feeling safe and supported A new comprehensive ‘discharge checklist’ has been launched to help patients, their families and carers plan and prepare for leaving hospital, thanks to…


Surrey Council Council launch new online checklists to help people find out if they could be entitled to extra support

Is someone you know struggling? See if they are eligible for extra support Does your mum or dad seem to be struggling at home? It could be time to find out if they can get…


Support is available for Surrey’s young people with an eating disorder

The number of children and young people in Surrey being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has fallen for the third consecutive year, despite the number of referrals for specialist support rising year on…


Patients worried about leaving hospital due to poor communication, report reveals

Surrey patients have told Healthwatch Surrey that a lack of clear information and communication is causing unnecessary worry when leaving hospital. This includes inadequate plans for transport home and relatives not receiving information about changes…


Online GP services offer convenience for Surrey residents this Christmas period

People who use GP online services have told local watchdog Healthwatch Surrey that having online access saves time and helps them easily manage their medication and appointments. Nearly 300 people gave their views and experiences…


Are you looking for support over the Christmas period this year?

Who are you sharing Christmas with? The Diocese of Guildford have compiled a directory of support available over the Christmas period in Surrey and North East Hampshire. Christmas is a busy time of year, celebrating…