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The benefits of Integrated Care Decision Making

We are bringing together teams of health, care and voluntary sector professionals to work together, to provide tailored services to individuals in their own homes. This enables teams to work flexibly, focused on the person’s needs and not on organisational boundaries or responsibilities. Various steps have been taken to provide a consistent service across the ICS: In East Be ...

Primary Care Networks go live

GP services across the East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham have formed local ‘Primary Care Networks’ to improve the services they provide to their patients. The networks, or PCNs, were established across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System on July 1.  Primary Care Networks will support groups of practices to come together locally, ...

Carers' Stand

If you're a carer and you're visiting Frimley Park Hospital on Wednesday, July 3rd, whether for an appointment, or to visit someone, or perhaps because you work at the hospital, there will be free support and advice on hand. A special carers' stand will be in the hospital's main entrance from 11am to 8pm, manned by representatives of different carers' support organisations. F ...

Carers Week 2019

June 10th to 16th 2019 is Carers Week, when we recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that carers make and we highlight the challenges they face. This year the theme of Carers Week is 'Getting Carers Connected'. Many carers don't consider themselves to be carers, even though they are. As a consequence they may not seek out any support and they can feel as if they are sh ...

Get your FREE blood pressure checks at a local pharmacy

Free blood pressure checks are being offered at certain local pharmacies for people over 40 with no known diagnosis of high blood pressure. Local health and care organisations, working under the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS), have teamed up with pharmacies to help identify people with high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation so those individuals can g ...

Embedding the National Early Warning Scheme in Care Homes

The National Early Warning Scheme, referred to as NEWS2 ( the ‘2’ refers to a revised edition of the initial scheme that was first introduced in 2012), is widely recognised as the single standardised system used as a basis for determining the severity of a patient’s condition when suffering from an acute illness.It is widely used across the NHS especially in acute care and ambu ...

NHSmail: Making Digital Connections Count in Social Care

NHSmail is the secure email service approved by the Department of Health and Social Care for sharing patient identifiable and sensitive information. NHSmail, messaging and sharing can be accessed by any organisation commissioned to deliver NHS healthcare or related activities.  It comes as no surprise therefore to learn that the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System ( ...

NHS England funds £2million to boost system-wide leadership development

NHS England has funded a £2million programme to help 23 areas kick-start or boost leadership development activities to support and inspire workforce in health systems across England from GPs, consultants and therapists to nurses, social workers and managers. The programme builds on learning from five successful leadership models: Frimley Health and Care 2020 Programme, Surrey ...

Helping us to develop services for your future needs

Healthwatch are supporting your local health and care organisations to find out what is important to you and your family. The patient champion organisation has been visiting groups across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System to speak directly with local people. They also ran a survey available as part of this work so that all local people could have the opportun ...

Improving care and treatment for patients suffering with respiratory illness

A new system is being introduced across the Frimley Health and Care ICS, which will improve the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients who suffer with long term breathing difficulties caused through lung disease.The improvements will help clinicians with their diagnosis of lung illnesses; provide patients with more confidence and education about how they can also be involved ...