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Self Care Week: Healthcare starts at home

During Self Care Week 2019 (November 18 – 24) your health and social care professionals are asking you to think about what you can do yourself to take control of your own health and wellbeing. What you eat and drink, how active you are and what first aid knowledge and equipment you have, are all things that you can take action on. Yet self care goes much further. Making bette ...

Mental health service sites announced

The areas chosen to be in the first wave of a ground-breaking community mental health service have been announced. There are eight sites within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) that will introduce the new service, thanks to £5.2 million of funding announced last week. The work will be led by the new Primary Care Networks (PCNs) - networks formed by GP ...

Working together for End of Life Care

Over the last year, the three CCGs within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) have been working closely together to align End of Life Care (EOLC) across the area. Last year at a regional NHS England EOLC event, Frimley Health and Care colleagues began conversations that naturally concluded that it would be a good time to create a single EOLC strategy, one ...

New funding to transform community mental health care

People in South West Surrey, North East Hants and East Berkshire who have a severe mental illness are set to benefit from a ground-breaking new community mental health service designed to improve access to a wide range of specialist support. Extended appointments with mental health experts from the NHS, social care and specialist third sector organisations, plus access to ther ...

New community services in half of Integrated Care System

The following news concerns the provision of Community Services in the North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath areas of the ICS. This is not an ICS project but is a significant piece of work for many of our ICS partners: New Community Services contracts, providing people in North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath with support in their homes and local commun ...

Working to keep patients safe

Reviewing patients’ medication needs and supporting people with catheters to manage their own conditions better are just two examples of how patient safety is constantly being improved within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS). On World Patient Safety Day (September 17) staff across health and care services in East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East H ...

Flagship leadership programmes seeking new candidates

Would you like to be part of a groundbreaking leadership programme, working with colleagues from clinical, managerial, military and educational backgrounds to develop your skills? Or perhaps you see yourself as a leader in the digital transformation of health and care services? Either way, there's a programme for you recruiting right now! The 20/20 Leadership Programme has ...

Academy shortlisted for national award

The Frimley Leadership and Improvement Academy, launched to develop and support great leaders across health and social care services across the Frimley Health and Care ICS, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The academy is one of nine entries in the running to be named System Leadership Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Awards 2019. It was selected for its ...

New ICS Chair

A long-serving public servant has been appointed as the first Independent Chair of the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS). Andrew Lloyd, currently the chair of NHS Surrey Heath Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and previously the chief executive of Rushmoor Borough Council, has taken up his new role. The ICS is a partnership of the many health and social ca ...

Leadership programme going from strength to strength

The Frimley Health and Care 20/20 Leadership Programme, launched in 2017, has already seen 100 leaders including GPs, consultants, nurses, allied health professional, social workers, managers as well as other people from other parts of the public sector like the Police and Army, join forces at a series of residential and day events. It is a collaborative, cross-organisational/ ...