The Surrey Heartlands Population Health Management Development Programme, supported by The Academy, is getting under way again, with the first virtual workshop being held on Thursday August 6.

Initially launched in February 2020, but paused during the initial response to Covid-19, this is an exciting opportunity to improve the delivery of health and care in Surrey.

Population Health Management is an approach for local partners to use data to design new integrated models of care and make best use of collective resources.  Part of a second wave of pilot schemes across the country, supported by NHS England and Improvement, we will consider how to improve local delivery through health providers, the local authority and the voluntary sector working together. More information on Population Health Management from the NHS website can be found here.

The 22-week virtual programme has been adapted to support the ongoing response to Covid-19 and the recovery effort, and will include the following activities:

  • Primary Care Network (PCN) Action Learning Sets.  Primary care and local partners will identify patient cohorts around which to design and implement proactive interventions to improve outcomes.  Participating PCNs are West of Waverley, Dorking, Redhill Phoenix and SASSE 3 (Stanwell, Ashford, Staines, Shepperton, and Egham).
  • Place-Based Action Learning Sets.  Led by the Guilford & Waverley Integrated Care Partnership and new to the re-launched programme, this will consider how NHS providers, local authorities and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector can work together to improve integrated care.  
  • Data and Analytics Workstream.  This will examine how analytical techniques can support integrated care design.
  • Finance and Contracting.  This re-vamped module will develop an understanding of how finance and contracting models can evolve to support a population health-based approach.
  • System Workshops.  These workshops will bring together all participants and wider stakeholders to share progress and build a community of practice.

We will also discuss how our health and care partnership will evolve in the future to adopt population health management throughout the system, identifying how we will spread this approach to other Integrated Care Partnerships and Primary Care Networks in Surrey.

The first virtual System Workshop will be on Thursday 6 August from 2pm.  If you have any questions, or would like to be involved and hear more about the programme, please email James Palmer.