Maya Twardzicki, of Surrey County Council’s public health team, talked to BBC Surrey & Sussex yesterday on World Mental Health Day about how using the Wheel of Well-being can boost health and happiness. For more information about the Wheel of Well-being and local services, visit the Healthy Surrey website. – Audio courtesy of BBC … Continue reading
Green Goddess Diana Moran has told how exercise helped her combat osteoporosis as she backed a new campaign promoting the benefits of regular physical activity for older Surrey residents. The fitness guru from 1980s breakfast TV, who lives in Surrey and is now in her eighties herself, is supporting an initiative launching today, on International … Continue reading
The county council’s Cabinet has backed a new draft joint health and wellbeing strategy for Surrey. In the video below, leader Tim Oliver highlights the benefits of working in partnership with health services for the benefit of residents in the county and underlines that the proposed strategy is “absolutely about prevention”. It is now set … Continue reading
Following today’s news about the NHS’ long-term plan, Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver said: “We’re really pleased to see this 10-year plan published – it contains a welcome focus on preventing ill health, providing early support and improving mental health services. “The extra funding to help health bodies and local government work together is … Continue reading
Surrey leader David Hodge calls for local government to be given a bigger role in health. Highlights: David Hodge calls on #government to give #localgov powers to scrutinise #doctors & community health services & “responsibility for commissioning all #publicservices that deliver #health & wellbeing services” in their areas — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) July 10, … Continue reading
Local and national health and care organisations have signed an agreement to improve health and social care in Surrey Heartlands. The agreement sets out a roadmap towards devolution, outlining how partners will work together to improve the health of 850,000 people living in the Surrey Heartlands area. More details can be found in a Surrey … Continue reading
County council Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Health Helyn Clack used today’s Full Council meeting to set out the progress made with Surrey Heartlands’ health devolution proposals.
David Hodge used today’s Full Council meeting to talk about the successes of his five years as Surrey County Council’s leader, the challenges the authority faces and the opportunities for health and social care services.
People with severe depression will get care via a revolutionary app in the country’s first scheme of its kind being launched in Surrey. Adults who usually need to attend mental health clinics can now monitor their own progress with the help of a tablet computer and expert healthcare support via Skype-style video conferencing. Surrey County … Continue reading
Live connection, Bluetooth scanning, customer service? No, not your latest smartphone call centre, but a new way to help patients manage serious conditions. Surrey County Council has teamed up with local GPs to pioneer giving patients user-friendly electronic equipment to monitor their own long-term problems from home rather than visiting hospital as often. The new … Continue reading
The joint chairman of a new board in Surrey to improve public health services has supported the Government’s NHS reforms in a letter to the Daily Telegraph. GP Joe McGilligan, who co-chairs Surrey’s Health and Wellbeing Board with Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health Michael Gosling, was one of nearly … Continue reading