East Surrey Place is a group of organisations working in the East Surrey area to plan and deliver a range of health and care services that improve the health of our population.
The East Surrey Place partnership includes Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust , GP Federations Alliance for Better Care and Dorking Healthcare, five Primary Care Networks, First Community Health and Care (NHS community services) and Surrey County Council, along with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Tandridge District Council, Surrey And Borders Partnership, South East Coast Ambulance, St Catherine’s Hospice and other voluntary sector partners.
The move to become East Surrey Place formalises a partnership that was already in existence and allows us to work even more effectively together for the benefit of our residents, those who use our services, and the workforce who deliver them.
While many of the partners also deliver services to geographies beyond East Surrey – such as Sussex or other parts of Surrey – this partnership concerns services and outcomes for the population of East Surrey in particular – the geography previously encapsulated by the East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group. There will be similar partnerships for other Places and organisations may well be involved in more than partnership.
There are already many examples across East Surrey of teams working together brilliantly across organisations and in partnership with the communities they serve to deliver existing services, design news ones and continuously improve our offer to local people. Developing East Surrey as a Place will help to build on these successes and help us to tackle current challenges.
Closer working together at Place will enable us to provide joined up services that meet and respond to residents’ needs; enable and empower our residents to create and live healthy lifestyles; and support them to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing.