Local health and social care news


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care, Surrey, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November 2016.

The public are being asked to share their views on plans to improve stroke services in West Surrey. A 12-week public consultation is being launched on Monday, 6 February 2017 by NHS Guildford and Waverley…


Improving local gynaecology services – we need your help

Do you use community gynaecology services? By this we mean long-standing non-urgent gynaecological problems, such as heavy and/or painful periods and pelvic pain; ovarian cysts; uterine fibroids and polyps. If yes, and you use services…


Watchdog calls for improvement to activities for care home residents across county

An independent health watchdog is calling for Surrey County Council to act on the findings of a report which revealed variations in the activities available for elderly care home residents across the region. Healthwatch Surrey…


Get 2017 off to the healthiest start possible with One You

Did you know that many of the illnesses, aches and pains that people experience as they get older can be prevented? 70% of what most people put down to ageing is actually linked to their…


Information: Our guide to new plans for NHS and care services in Surrey

Most people in Surrey will know that NHS and social care services are under enormous pressure.We see almost daily in the media about the increasing demand for services, the costs of more sophisticated treatments, workforce…


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…