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Survey to help shape future of home-based care

Residents who receive home visits from care workers are being encouraged to complete a short survey to help shape and improve home-based care services in Surrey. Relatives with loved ones who receive care at home are also invited to contribute to Surrey County Council’s survey which is available here. Sinead Mooney, the county council’s Cabinet … Continue reading

Urgent help needed to produce PPE for Surrey’s frontline workers

Following the government announcement yesterday (17 April 2020) that there is now an extreme shortage of PPE, Surrey County Council is urgently appealing for volunteers to help supply items for Surrey’s frontline workers. With demand for PPE nationally and globally reaching unprecedented levels, social workers, care home staff, volunteers and others need items such as … Continue reading

Make a Difference Today – Help us Save Lives

Today we are asking people to join the national NHS effort to help save lives. Workers with a wide range of different skills are urgently needed to staff the new hospital opening at Headley Court later this month. NHS Headley Court Hospital Surrey in Leatherhead, a former military rehabilitation facility, will re-open as a partnership … Continue reading

VIDEO: Health and social care champion secures new contract to give residents a strong voice in shaping services

A local health and social care champion has secured a new, longer contract to continue seeking residents’ views on the services they receive. Healthwatch Surrey is an independent organisation which gives people in Surrey a strong voice to help improve, shape and get the best from local health and social care services. It uses residents’ … Continue reading

New homes will support independent living, with a helping hand from Alexa

New homes have opened in Surrey to help people who need extra support live independently in the community. A specially-designed property containing nine homes has opened in Redhill to give people with learning disabilities or autism their own front door and key. Support staff are always on hand and flats are kitted out with the … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey interview about social prescribing work in Surrey

Communities and prevention lead Rebecca Brooker talks to BBC Surrey about the work being done in the Surrey Heartlands area by the county council and the NHS to help people through social prescribing – activities or support to help combat loneliness, get fit or healthy and boost wellbeing. The interview followed the news that NHS … Continue reading

Surrey leader Tim Oliver on long-term plan for NHS

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

Deal to connect public services on course to save £3.5 million

Surrey County Council is on course to save £3.5 million after spearheading an initiative to replace scores of networks with just one. The authority handed BT a seven-year contract to create a single computer and communication system for a host of public services in Surrey and Berkshire in 2012 using cloud technology. Now Surrey has … Continue reading

Council prepared for high temperatures

A small army of Surrey County Council staff is primed to work around the clock to ensure vulnerable people stay safe as temperatures soar. With heatwave conditions forecast for this week hundreds of social workers and care staff are standing by to make extra calls and visits to frail and older people across Surrey. Residents … Continue reading

Cabinet Member wins joint working award

A Surrey County Council Cabinet Member has won an award for his role in establishing a new board to improve health and wellbeing. Michael Gosling was commended with Dr Joe McGilligan in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex NHS Leadership Recognition Awards. The parts played by the council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing and Dr … Continue reading

Committee to discuss halting of hospital merger plans

The halted merger between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom Hospital will be discussed at the next meeting of Surrey’s Health Scrutiny Committee. Representatives of both hospitals will be among those speaking at Thursday’s meeting, which starts at 10am in Surrey County Council’s County Hall in Kingston. To find out more, … Continue reading

Statement from Nick Skellett on halting of hospital merger plans

Following the news that the merger between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom Hospital has been halted, the Chairman of Surrey’s Health Scrutiny Committee Nick Skellett issued the following statement. Mr Skellett said : “Surrey’s Health Scrutiny Committee has today expressed great concern about the halting of the merger between Ashford & St … Continue reading

Public Health Minister praises Surrey

Minister Anne Milton has praised Surrey for its approach to setting up a new board that aims to improve health and wellbeing. The Public Health Minister congratulated Surrey for the progress made in establishing the forum in preparation for changes to the NHS next April. Under the reforms public health will transfer to councils and … Continue reading

Public health staff move to council a year early

NHS staff have moved to Surrey County Council a year before the authority officially takes responsibility for public health. Sixty-five members of the public health team have transferred to council offices across the county. Surrey’s public health transfer is among the first wave taking place nationally as part of a reorganisation of the NHS. Under … Continue reading

Support for health reforms

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

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