It feels like there’s lots of great stuff happening across Surrey Heartlands; I was particularly pleased we were able to present our Academy model and approach to clinical engagement at the first national meeting of executive and clinical leads from STPs across the country.  Anyone who knows me will understand my passion for making sure we have clinical leadership embedded right across our partnership and the work of our Academy – see more in our article below.

Following a system-wide workshop at the beginning of February we brought together around 100 colleagues from our partner organisations to take a closer look at our priorities and best opportunities for quality improvement and efficiencies – i.e. making our Surrey Heartlands pound go further.  As a result we have been re-evaluating our priorities and we’ll explain more next time.

I’m really pleased we are taking a system-wide focus on what we are calling the ‘first 1000 days’ of life, when we are able to make the most lasting impact on someone’s health outcomes – see below.

In the meantime, we are looking forward to our first ever Surrey Expo event in March; this will bring teams together with industry partners to see where we can use their support to innovate and make real transformation change.  It’s going to be a full house with some great speakers, including the Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, Chris Ham, and I’m really looking forward to being inspired.