The Surrey Heartlands Population Health Management (PHM) Development Programme is now live.

The Academy is driving the 20 week programme across Surrey Heartlands. Population Health Management is an emerging technique for local health and care partnerships to use data to design new models of proactive care and deliver improvements in health and wellbeing which make best use of collective resources.

Four of our Primary Care Networks are taking part in the programme, using linked data to support and work with target populations in a variety of ways.

The programme kicked off with a ‘design to action’ workshop where participants heard about the programme, and listened to examples from other areas of the country of how hard to reach, high risk populations had been successfully targeted.

Said Luke Burton, PHM Programme Manager: “This is a health and wellbeing community initiative based around a primary care network footprint and is about creating partnerships that work, and supporting and enabling the people of Surrey to be healthier. We’re working together with our local partners – from councils to voluntary groups – to use data to design new care services and improve everyone’s health and wellbeing. Local councils, social care, public health, GPs, nurses and secondary care staff are coming together to discuss and plan patient care.

“Primary Care Networks and the teams within those networks will be key to the success of our PHM programme, forging a path that can then be spread across the whole of the Surrey Heartlands ICS and help us predict what the system needs will be in five to 10 years’ time. We’re moving from fighting for better care to orchestrating it.”