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Green Light for Heatherwood Hospital

Building work on a new Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot is starting, giving more local people access to state-of-the-art healthcare services on their doorstep for decades to come. The Board of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust announced today (Friday 11 January) that construction of the £98m development can now begin and the new hospital should be complete by late 2021. Dr Tim ...

New Frimley Health and Care system leader announced

Fiona Edwards has today been announced as the new leader for the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS). Fiona will continue with her role as Chief Executive of Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and will succeed Sir Andrew Morris, who took up a new role on the board of NHS Improvement at the end of 2018. As the lead for the Frimley Health and ...

NHS Long Term Plan

NHS England has this morning published the Long Term Plan, setting out the objectives and priorities for the next 10 years. There is a special dedicated website set up for the plan, including case studies, supporting information and a summary document. Click here to go to the website. Click here to download the plan. ...

A year in review, by Sir Andrew Morris

2018 was another positive year for health and social care across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System. We continued to make the most of the opportunity to reshape the way that local people can stay well, access care and treatment, and remain out of hospital with the right help and support that they need. Staff from across all of our partners are having a real imp ...

Busy during the working day? See your GP in the evening or at the weekend instead

Local GPs are reminding patients that they can have routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends if they need to. Since last year, surgeries across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) - from Slough in the north to Farnham in the south - have been offering increased access to GP services. The change was made to further open up GP services to as ...

£450,000 to help patients have their say on health services

A WINDFALL of £450,000 has been announced to support practical and innovative ways of helping patients improve health services. The Building Health Partnerships programme has been awarded the money from NHS England and the National Lottery – through the Big Lottery Fund. The funding will provide tailored support for co-production to 10 areas, helping to more easily involve pa ...

The Frimley and Wexham Maternity Voices Partnership wants to hear from you

Did you know that Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust includes two large Maternity Units – at Wexham Park and Frimley Park hospitals – which oversee around 9,500 births each year?The Frimley and Wexham Maternity Voices Partnership is part of the ‘Better Births’ national programme to transform maternity services with the vision of making them even safer, kinder, more personalise ...

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

People shaping the health and social care services of the future for 800,000 patients from Farnham to Slough are tomorrow/today (Thursday, July 5) celebrating the NHS’ 70th birthday. The Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) brings together 30 different organisations to provide joined-up services to 800,000 people. It is one of the latest steps in a long journe ...

Local health and care system inspires national NHS leaders

Leading figures from the NHS have commended local health and social care organisations for the way they are working together to improve public services. Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair of NHS England, and Baroness Dido Harding, Chair of NHS Improvement, visited the Frimley Health and Care System to hear how local organisations are joining forces with each other and local people. The ...

Frimley Health and Care Partnership to nationally lead on health and care reform

On Thursday/yesterday the Frimley Health and Care Partnership was named as one of nine national partnerships given the green light to fast-track health and care improvements for its local population. Speaking at the NHS Confederation in Liverpool, Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said: “As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, we now embark on the biggest nation ...