Working in partnership
NHS organisations and local councils are starting to work more closely together to coordinate services around the needs of individuals. Working together means we can focus on keeping people well and living healthier lives, as well as making sure everyone gets the care and treatment they need, in the right place, at the right time.
This requires a new way of working, with health and care organisations collaborating rather than operating independently. For example, with health and social care staff working together in mixed teams, where they can put individuals at the centre of decisions about their care. This is explained in more detail in the NHS Long Term Plan which was published in January 2019. You can access the plan here.
All local partners across Surrey have signed up to the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This over-arching strategy describes how partners will work together with local communities to improve health and wellbeing across the county. This includes health and care organisations as well as other public sector partners such as education and the Police.
Importantly, NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG is part of the wider Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership which brings together all the local health and care organisations, including Surrey Council, who work together to improve local services and health outcomes.