Local health and social care news


Healthwatch respond to the publication of the Surrey Heartlands STP

As the first of Surrey’s three Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) is published, local health and social care champion, Healthwatch Surrey, is urging Surrey Heartlands to involve them and the public more as they develop…


Healthwatch Surrey responds to decision not to pursue hospital merger

On 4th November Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals and Royal Surrey County Hospital issued a joint statement announcing their decision not to pursue the merger. The merger had been put on hold earlier this year…


Joint committee will meet in public to approve new five year plan for health and care service

Representatives from the 11 organisations which make up Surrey Heartlands – a collaborative partnership of local health and care organisations* – will meet in public next week (20 October) to approve the next stage of…


We need patients and the public to shape local health plans, say NHS leaders

30/09/2016 This is the headline of today’s publication of a new guide, by NHS England. Through publishing national advice for local health and social care leaders in preparing what are known as local Sustainability and Transformation Plans…


South East Healthwatch respond to CQC inspection of South East Coast Ambulance Trust

The Care Quality Commission have today published the results of their in-depth inspection of South East Coast Ambulance Trust which provides emergency ambulance services across the South East and NHS 111 and Patient Transport in…


Have your received Continuing Health Care? Your views are needed

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Surrey, including Surrey Downs, North West Surrey, East Surrey, Guildford and Waverley, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham, are looking for patients and carers to join a Continuing…


Care Quality Commission announce Surrey and Borders inspection rating

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has told Surrey and Borders Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust that it must make improvements to some services following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Overall, the trust has been…