As part of our planning process, each year we develop our commissioning intentions for the year ahead. To reflect a closer working relationship across Guildford and Waverley, North West Surrey, Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Surrey County Council, and across the wider Surrey Heartlands area, this year we have taken a joint approach that brings together our commissioning intentions for health and social care.

These intentions, or plans, reflect our priorities for health and social care across a range of areas and set out how we will commission care that meets the needs of the local population. They also summarise how we will achieve the NHS’ national priorities set out in the Five Year Forward View, including increased access to primary care services and closer integration between health and social care services.

For your information, you can find a document which summarises our joint commissioning intentions for 2018/19 here .

We have already engaged with GP practices, health and social care providers and other partners, who have helped shape our thinking and we are now seeking the views of local people and wider stakeholders on our plans and priorities.

We welcome your feedback, particularly any comments on any areas or issues that you feel we may not be addressing. You can comment on our plans and priorities through our online survey, which can be found at

The survey has been designed in chapters so you can choose which areas you want to comment on, rather than needing to complete every section, depending on their relevance to you or your organisation. The survey closes on 18 February 2018 so please share your comments by then.

We will analyse all the feedback we receive and the findings will inform the final joint commissioning intentions, which will be agreed, and published, in April 2018.

Hard copies of the summary document and the survey are available to download and print from the website address above and copies will be made available in community locations. Printed copies can also be requested via email, Freepost, phone or text (please see the contact details on the back of the summary document ).

We are keen to reach and hear from as many people as possible and we would therefore be grateful for any support you can provide in cascading this information through your networks and organisations and promoting the survey through your newsletters and websites.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to receiving your feedback. 

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Tait

Joint Accountable Officer
Guildford and Waverley,
North West Surrey and Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Groups

Julie Fisher

Acting Chief Executive
Surrey County Council