Local health and social care news


NHS Engagement Programme – Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Mertion clinical comissioning groups have been running an engagement programme since June with local people and their representatives, to look at the challenges and potential solutions for Epsom and St…


NHS Social Care and Support Guide

NHS England have produced a useful website which contains guides that can help support you, or someone you know that needs support with day to day living because of an illness or a disability. It…


The Big Picture – Join the NHS conversation on health and care services in North West Surrey

Re-thinking out of hospital services in North West Surrey – join our conversation NHS North West Surrey CCG is working with local health and care partners to launch The Big Picture – a series of…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…