Surrey Heartlands was one of the first 14 of these new systems in the country due largely to the strength of our collective vision and willingness, across health and care, to work together to serve our local population.
As an ICS, Surrey Heartlands has ambitious plans; we want the 1.1 million people who live here to have the best opportunities to start well, live well and age well, the key objectives set out in Surrey’s overarching Health and Wellbeing Plan.
As a system, we are now preparing to become a statutory ICS from July. This is an opportunity to build on the collaborative working that has been a key feature of our pandemic response and will continue to be so as we restore services and get on with improving the health of our local communities.
To support this, we have been working on a detailed plan – known as our System Development Plan – which sets out the steps we need to take as we continue our journey to becoming a ‘thriving’ system.
We have now made the majority of appointments to the new NHS Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board.
Work is also being undertaken regarding creation of what will be our new Integrated Care Partnership Committee; further information on our detailed plans will be published in due course.