Local health and social care news

07.08.2018

South East Coast Ambulance Service – Annual Members Meeting 14th September 2018

Join the South East Coast Ambulance Service at their Annual Members Meeting to learn more about your local NHS ambulance service. They have been working hard to make improvements to their services and would love…

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04.07.2018

Surrey patients not effectively involved in plans to change HIV and sexual health services by Surrey County Council and NHS England

Politicians at Surrey County Council have heard today how commissioners of recent changes to sexual health services in the county failed to effectively involve patients. The report from the Sexual Health Services Task Group was…

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03.07.2018

Healthwatch celebrates #NHS70 by recognising the doctors, nurses and care staff who go the extra mile

In the run up to the 70th anniversary of the NHS, we are joining in the celebrations with the launch of a new award to recognise the outstanding contributions of health and care staff towards…

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29.06.2018

Around half of Surrey patients not involved in their mental health care plan

The local independent watchdog for health and care has found around half of those using mental health services in Surrey or their carers have not been involved in planning their mental health care, despite this…

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22.06.2018

Substance misuse consultation feedback

Over the last few months, Surrey County Council have been consulting on proposed changes to substance misuse services in the county. To find out more click here The consultation closed on 20 May: the public…

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19.06.2018

Citizen Ambassador Blogs – Women and Children’s

I’m Lucy Browne, and I am the Citizen Ambassador for women and children’s services in Surrey Heartlands. My role is to listen to the experiences and views of local women and their families about the…

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01.06.2018

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…

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24.05.2018

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…

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24.04.2018

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….

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29.03.2018

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…

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