Place Based Partnerships


Place based partnerships made up of local health and care organisations, borough and district councils and voluntary and community organisations. Most places cover a population of around 250 – 300,000 people.

Place partnerships provide the local leadership, and framework, to support the delivery of integrated care at the local level, bringing all the organisations that can make this happen together around the same table.

Each partnership is developing its own priorities, reflecting the different needs of their local communities, and thinking about how they will work together to improve and join up care for local people.

We have four partnerships across Surrey Heartlands:

  • East Surrey
  • Guildford and Waverley Health and Care Alliance
  • North West Surrey Alliance
  • Surrey Downs Health and Care Partnership

These local partnerships are responsible for the planning and delivery of services at a local level. Each place has its own board with representation from local partners and sets its own local priorities.

Place partnerships are not statutory organisations so the accountability for decision-making sits with the CCG’s Governing Body. This is done through a delegated local committee for each partnership. Each committee consists of one or two locally elected Governing Body GPs, the Place Based Leader and a Lay Member, who sit on the local Place Board, with delegated authority from the Governing Body to make commissioning decisions. This ensures each place is able to reflect the priorities and needs of its local area.




Thank you to everyone who took part in the above workshop at the beginning of March 2020. A lot has happened since then and our thoughts are with all those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We wanted to make sure that we reported back on your contributions to this event. The Guildford and Waverley Alliance Board has reviewed the feedback and is keen to move forward with establishing a Citizen Reference Group, to support its commitment to involve citizens and patients in imaginative and innovative ways with the ICP and its programmes.

  pdf 22 June 2020 - Feedback from ‘Shaping Patient & Citizen Engagement in Guildford and Waverley’ (189 KB)

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Adults with Complex Needs and Frailty

Across North West Surrey there have been a number of initiatives developed which support the improvement in the quality of care for adults with complex needs and or at risk of, or living with frailty. As these have developed there is an appetite and ambition to:

  • Align these initiatives with national priorities and best practice
  • Provide consistency in the quality and delivery of services and
  • Support more community based, integrated initiatives to reduce the number of adults with frailty being admitted to hospital.

This document describes the approach, and care model, which underpins this ambition and aligns with the 3 key priorities of the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board 10 year strategy.

  1. Helping people in Surrey to lead a healthy life
  2. Supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of people in Surrey
  3. Supporting people to fulfil their potential

and the Department of Health and Social Care white paper Integration and innovation: ‘ Working together to improve health and social care for all’.

pdf Adults with Complex Needs and Frailty Summary Strategy rev March 2022 (852 KB)



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