Healthwatch Surrey volunteer receives award for ‘outstanding’ work

We are pleased to announce our volunteer Liz Sawyer has been recognised as highly commended in the ‘Outstanding individuals who’ve made a difference’ category at the 2019 Healthwatch Network Awards. Liz has been helping us…

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New safeguarding arrangements for children in Surrey

The new Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership replaces Surrey Safeguarding Children Board from September 2019. The partnership is jointly and equally led by Surrey County Council, Surrey Police and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group on…

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Children with special educational needs will have school places closer to home under new plans

Plans outlined by Surrey County Council on 24th September show an extra 883 specialist school places in mainstream and special schools will be provided in Surrey over the next four years. These plans are in…

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Support for children with learning disabilities in east Surrey

First Community Health and Care has taken over the contract to provide dietetic services for children with learning disabilities in east Surrey. The company’s children’s dietitians will be supporting children and young people under 19…

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Change to New Inn Surgery in Guildford

Over the past 3 years both NHS England, NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG, under their delegated commissioning function and Guildford Borough Council have been working with New Inn Surgery in Guildford regarding the long term…

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CQC campaign: Declare Your Care

Declare Your Care is Care Quality Commission’s year long campaign focusing on four key population groups which they know have lower awareness of CQC. Key findings for people from black and ethnic minority communities Their…

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Finding your way – a directory of services for people bereaved by suicide in Surrey and North East Hampshire

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has published ‘Finding your way’, a directory of local services for people who have been bereaved by suicide in Surrey and North East Hampshire. The booklet was co-produced…

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Freephone NHS helpline set to improve access to mental health crisis support

Mental Health Helpline now available 24 hours a day and free of call charges People living in Surrey and North East Hampshire can now access specialist mental health advice and support round the clock –…

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Citizen Ambassador Blog – Are carers putting their own care on hold?

Teresa Lane, Citizen Ambassador – Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programme I was reading recently that 12% of the UK’s population provided some form of unpaid care last year and that unpaid carers save British taxpayers £139…

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Citizen Ambassadors – the first 12 months

It is now 12 months since Healthwatch Surrey recruited seven Citizen Ambassadors (CAs) with the express purpose of playing “a full and active part” in the “transformation programme in health and social care”.  In practice…

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