Our vision and strategy

Our vision is to work together with the people of Surrey Heartlands to improve health and care services.  

We want Surrey Heartlands to be a prosperous and healthy place with a high quality health and care system that is sustainable for the long term. 

We plan to do this by: 

  • Supporting and enabling people in Surrey Heartlands to be healthier 
  • Providing high quality and accessible care for those who need it 
  • Creating partnerships that work better for the people we serve and those who provide care 

We’ve set ourselves this ambition by 2022. 

Our strategy

This strategy describes our ambition as an Integrated Care System and also reflects the wider Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy as well as the NHS Long-Term Plan.   

We recognise our strategy will be constantly evolving and intend to update this document in autumn 2019 following submission of our five year plan to NHS England (which details how we will be implementing the NHS Long-Term Plan).

We know that by integrating (‘joining-up’) local services, moving decision-making from a national to a local level through our devolution agreement and working in collaboration with local people, we can achieve much greater benefits for our community and improve the financial sustainability of our system.

We will give greater emphasis to prevention, early intervention, and tackling the wider determinants of health.

The strategy also describes how we will develop our system in order to deliver this plan, working much more collaboratively, both across Surrey and through our local Integrated Care Partnerships.

We will be implementing this strategy in line with our agreed values and behaviours, with clinical, professional and citizen input at the forefront.

We know that by integrating (‘joining-up’) local services, moving decision-making from a national to a local level through our devolution agreement and working in collaboration with local people, we can achieve much greater benefits for our community and improve the financial sustainability of our system.

We have identified our strategic priorities, reflecting the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Surrey and the NHS Long Term Plan, and these are described in section 3b.

This strategy describes how we will develop as an Integrated Care System to deliver this plan. We will work much more collaboratively, both as a system and across our local Integrated Care Partnerships. We will give greater emphasis to prevention, early intervention, and tackling the wider determinants of health.

We have established an ICS Development Programme and as part of this have been:

  • Thinking about which services should be planned across larger areas (the Surrey Heartlands geography, across the county or beyond), and those that are better delivered at a more local level;
  • Looking at how we might be able to collaborate across a number of key support functions, exploring where there might be potential benefits in working together either across Surrey Heartlands, or at a more local level;
  • Designing our ‘system architecture’ to support robust governance and decision-making; and,
  • Considering what quality means in our system and agreeing quality standards that can be applied across Surrey Heartlands.

We will be implementing this strategy in line with our agreed values and behaviours and with clinical and professional input at the forefront.