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Latest News

20 Jul 2018: Top tips for keeping cool in the heatwave are available on the Healthy Surrey website

19 Jul 2018: Annual General Meeting, 24 July 2018, GLive, Guildford

02 Jul 2018: NHS70 - Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

15 Jun 2018: Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18 are now available on the Publications page

News Archive

May 2018

30 May 2018: Sharing your health and social care records across Surrey

23 May 2018: We have updated our privacy notice 'How we use your information'.

09 May 2018: Joint Commissioning Intentions 2018/19 Engagement Outcome Report (via www.surreysays.co.uk)

09 May 2018: Surrey Heartlands Partnership Operational Plan 2018/19

04 May 2018: Pharmacy Bank Holiday Opening Hours – May 2018

03 May 2018: Breast cancer screening update

April 2018

19 Apr 2018: Have your say on wheelchair services in Surrey and help the local NHS design a new service

03 Apr 2018: Guildford and Waverley CCG welcomes new Clinical Chair

March 2018

27 Mar 2018: Opening times for Pharmacies in Surrey during Easter 2018

02 Mar 2018: Changes to Specialist Dermatology Services

February 2018

19 Feb 2018: Over the counter items on prescription – have your say

01 Feb 2018: Time to Talk Day 2018 – Make Time to Talk about Mental Health

January 2018

31 Jan 2018: Annual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report 2017/18 published.

19 Jan 2018: Help Surrey NHS to redesign Wheelchair Services for Children and Adults

17 Jan 2018: Have your say about our joint plans for health and social care across Surrey Heartlands

05 Jan 2018: Take steps to Stay Well This Winter

December 2017

14 Dec 2017: Stock up your medicine cabinet for Christmas

14 Dec 2017: Christmas Opening Hours for Surrey Community Pharmacies

04 Dec 2017: Free First-Aid Point in Guildford town centre for Festive Revellers

November 2017

27 Nov 2017: Take steps to Stay Well This Winter

7 Nov 2017: Antibiotic Guardian – make your pledge today

October 2017

27 Oct 2017: Public Health England warns of the risks of taking antibiotics when you don’t need to

26 Oct 2017: Stay well in Guildford town centre this Halloween weekend

26 Oct 2017: Governing Body Meeting in Public, 31 October 2017 - papers now available

10 Oct 2017: Preferred bidder announced to provide Adult Community Health Services in Guildford and Waverley

01 Oct 2017: Stoptober is back! How will you quit? For local help and support in Surrey, go to the Healthy Surrey website.

September 2017

07 Sep 2017: Outcome of West Surrey Stroke System Committees in Common public meeting held on 7 September 2017.

07 Sep 2017: Guildford and Waverley CCG hold annual public meeting.

01 Sep 2017: Agenda for West Surrey Stroke Systems Committees in Common on Thursday 7 September 2017.

August 2017

30 Aug 2017: Free Falls Prevention Advice for Guildford Residents on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

7 Aug 2017: Meeting in Public to make decisions in relation to the Stroke Services Review, and in particular the outcome of the public consultation. Thursday 7 September 2017, HG Wells Centre, Woking.

24 Aug 2017: Draft Agenda for West Surrey Stroke Systems Committee in Common on Thursday 7 September 2017 (replaced by final version on 1 September 2017).

25 Aug 2017: August bank holiday pharmacy opening times in Surrey (via NHS England website)

July 2017

21 Jul 2017: Surrey Heartlands welcomes NHS England's review of progress

June 2017

29 Jun 17: West Surrey Stroke System consultation outcome report published.

28 Jun 17: July stroke meeting in public re-scheduled to September 2017.

19 Jun 17: Better Births Early Adopter launched across Surrey Heartlands.

12 Jun 17: Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17 are now available on the Publications page.

05 Jun 17: Meeting in Public to make decisions in relation to the Stroke Services Review, and in particular the outcome of the public consultation. Tuesday 4 July 2017, Silvermere Inn on the Lake.

05 Jun 17: How do you use the GP Out-of-Hours service? Have your say and tell us what you would change if you had the chance. Go to the North West Surrey CCG website for further information.

April 2017

28 Apr 17: May bank holiday pharmacy opening times in South East England (via NHS England website)

20 Apr 17: Governing Body Meeting in Public, 25 Apr 2017 - papers now available

10 Apr 17: Surrey pharmacy opening times during Easter 2017.

10 Apr 17: Stay well in Guildford town centre this Easter.

07 Apr 17: Sexual health services in Surrey have changed. From 1 April, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) began the delivery of sexual health services in Surrey. To find out what services are available in Surrey, please visit the Healthy Surrey website.

March 2017

29 Mar 17: Surrey SEND written statement of action - sets out the additional focussed activity that has been put in place to address a number of issues raised in the inspection around the quality and consistency of SEND services to support children and young people.

17 Mar 17: New carers support service. Action for Carers Surrey will provide a jointly commissioned new independent carers support service across the whole of Surrey from 1 April 2017.

15 Mar 17: Find your volunteering match in Surrey. Would you like to help other people in your community, inspire a young person, take on a new challenge or use your experience in a different way? Go to www.surreycc.gov.uk/volunteer or call 03456 009 009 to find out how you can help.

February 2017

09 Feb 17: Community First Responders - be a life-saver for your community

06 Feb 17: Consultation launched on Stroke Care Services in West Surrey

January 2017

24 Jan 17: On young carers awareness day (26 January) what are you doing to identify and support Surrey Young Carers? Information and support is available via www.surrey-youngcarers.org.uk #YoungCarersAwarenessDay

18 Jan 17: Governing Body Meeting in Public, 24 Jan 2017 - papers now available

17 Jan 17: Surrey Healthy Children and Families Limited Liability Partnership announced as preferred provider to deliver Children’s Community Health Services in Surrey

13 Jan 17: Review of the Guildford & Waverley CCG and Cedar Centre (Royal Surrey County Hospital) Blood Glucose Monitoring formulary

12 Jan 17: Governing Body Meeting in Public, 24 January 2017 - submit your questions by 16 January 2017

December 2016

23 Dec 16: GP Out of Hours and Walk in Centre opening times over Christmas

21 Dec 16: Be prepared for the festive period – keep safe and well

13 Dec 16: Stay well in Guildford town centre this Christmas

12 Dec 16: Surrey Community Pharmacy Christmas 2016 Opening Hours

09 Dec 16: Share your experiences of hospital discharges in 2016 by taking part in a Healthwatch Surrey survey

06 Dec 16: Interim stroke care provision to be put in place in West Surrey from January 2017

November 2016

28 Nov 16: Stay Well This Winter; Keep Warm, Keep Well, Be Prepared.

28 Nov 16: Surrey Heartlands chosen to test maternity services for the future.

18 Nov 16: Surrey Heartlands Five Year Sustainability and Transformation Plan to improve local health and care services published.

14 Nov 16: National Cancer Diagnosis Audit informs service improvement for early diagnosis of cancer.

17 Nov 16: Patients registered with a GP in Guildford and Waverley can now use GP the GP online service to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access their GP records.

14 Nov 16: This week is Self Care week. Follow us on Twitter to see how you can help to Self Care or visit the NHS Choices website.

01 Nov 16: We are supporting the Antibiotic Guardian campaign this November. Join us by making a pledge to help fight antibiotic resistance.

October 2016

28 Oct 16: Revised Surrey CAMHS Whole System Transformation Plan published

26 Oct 16: Governing Body Meeting in Public, 01 Nov 2016 - papers now available

21 Oct 16: Ofsted and CQC conclude Surrey Local Area Inspection of SEND Services, 17-21 October 2016

17 Oct 16: Keep well this winter - get your flu vaccination

11 Oct 16: Public meeting - Joint Committee to meet in public on 20 October to approve next stage of the STP

10 Oct 16: Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 10 to 16 October – Raising awareness of Domestic Abuse in Surrey

1 Oct 16: Stoptober – the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back

September 2016

27 Sep 16: Missed our Forward View and AGM on 21 Sep? You can now view the presentation slides

14 Sep 16: Public invited to attend Guildford and Waverley CCG’s Forward View and Annual General Meeting

August 2016

30 Aug 16: Maximising opportunity within Dermatology provision in Guildford and Waverley

26 Aug 16: New out-of-hours service to support access to urgent repeat medication

12 Aug 16: NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16

10 Aug 16: South Central Ambulance Service announced as preferred bidder to provide Patient Transport Services for Surrey, Hampshire and Hounslow areas

July 2016

20 Jul 16: Shaping the future for dementia care and support. Find out what NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG are doing for Dementia services in your area.

06 Jul 16: The Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney campaign is back and encouraging families to ‘Just Keep Moving’ this summer to help children reach the 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity they need each day. Find out more on the 10 Minute Shake Ups website, or follow @NHSGWCCG on Twitter.

04 Jul 16: Hear the latest news about health services in Guildford and Waverley at our Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 26 July, Godalming, 2pm to 4pm.

June 2016

10 Jun 16: Children's Community Health Services final engagement report published.

06 Jun 16: Guildford and Waverley CCG Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16 published.

06 Jun 16: Carers Week 6 to 12 June. Make your pledge today via www.carersweek.org.

03 Jun 16: We are recruiting for a Business Administrator to join the CCG in our central Guildford offices. Apply via NHS Jobs by 24 June.

May 2016

31 May 16: Complaints Annual Report 2015-16 published.

April 2016

22 Apr 16: NHS England advice for patients during the Industrial Action on 26 and 27 April 2016.

15 Apr 16: Guildford Safe Haven official opening today, Friday 15 April 2016. The Safe Haven is available for anyone to visit when support is needed for your emotional or mental health.

14 Apr 16: Governing Body Meeting in Public, 26 Apr 2016 - draft agenda now available.

01 Apr 16: Mindsight Surrey CAMHS - Children and young people to benefit from innovative new mental health services.

March 2016

30 Mar 16: Guildford Safe Haven opens on Monday 4 April. The Safe Haven is available for anyone to visit when support is needed for your emotional or mental health.

17 Mar 16: Do you have a minor eye condition in Guildford and Waverley? You may be eligible to use the Acute Community Eyecare Service (ACES). Download the patient information to find out more.

17 Mar 16: Easter pharmacy opening times across Surrey. Please make sure your order your repeat prescriptions in advance of the Easter holiday.

17 Mar 16: NHS Guildford and Waverley are conducting a Blood Glucose Formulary Review. Further information is available on the Medicines Management services page of this website.

14 Mar 16: Have your say about Children's community health services in Guildford and Waverley by completing our survey.

08 Mar 16: NHS England advice for patients during the Industrial Action on 9 March 2016.

08 Mar 16: Update on proposed hospital merger between Royal Surrey County Hospital and Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals (via RSCH website).

February 2016

12 Feb 16: Let the CCG know what you think about Dermatology services in Guildford and Waverley.

09 Feb 16: NHS England advice for patients during the Industrial Action on 10 February 2016.

January 2016

29 Jan 16: CCG's Annual Equality Report now available to download.

29 Jan 16: Next step for proposed hospital merger. On 28 January, the Boards of both Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust approved the full business case and financial plans for their proposed merger.

19 Jan 16: Governing Body Meeting in Public, 26 Jan 2016 - meeting papers now available.

04 Jan 16: Hear the latest news about health services in Guildford and Waverley at our Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 26 January, Guildford, 2pm to 4pm.

December 2015

24 Dec 15: Guildford GP practice to exit special measures following significant improvements.

23 Dec 15: If you need non-urgent medical assistance during the festive period, and your GP practice is closed, please call NHS 111 for free or visit your local pharmacy.

16 Dec 15: Christmas pharmacy opening times in Surrey are available on the Healthy Surrey website.

November 2015

30 Nov 15: NHS England South guidance for the public in Guildford and Waverley ahead of potential industrial action by junior doctors.

20 Nov 15: Parent information leaflet: Where and how to seek help when your child is unwell.

20 Nov 15: The Cancer team at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to run their first Health and Wellbeing Day for cancer patients and their families/carers on 1 December 2015. More information is available via the event flyer on the RSCH website.

18 Nov 15: Mental health services for children and young people to change in Surrey

16 Nov 15: Self Care Week 2015 takes place from November 16 to 22. It aims to help people take care of themselves, and lets them know what’s available to help them look after their health. Find out how you can self-care on the NHS Choice website: www.nhs.uk/selfcare.

16 Nov 15: Have you heard of antibiotic resistance? It’s one of the biggest threats facing us - we risk losing some of our most precious medicines. Visit www.antibioticguardian.com to find out more.

16 Nov 15: Hear the latest news about health services in Guildford and Waverley at our Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 24 November, Guildford, 2pm to 4.30pm.

16 Nov 15: National Alcohol Awareness Week 2015 is from 16th to 20th November. See if you are at risk from drinking too much by taking the quick free Don't Bottle it up test https://dontbottleitup.org.uk.

11 Nov 15: Surrey CCGs and Surrey County Council combined intend to undertake a procurement process for the provision of adult community services and some children’s community services. For more information, visit the NHS Contracts Finder website.

11 Nov 15: Have you heard of a Safe Haven? Where would you would like a Safe Haven located, Guildford or Godalming? Vote for your preferred choice on our Patient and Public Engagement page by 4 December 2015.

09 Nov 15: It’s Ask Your Pharmacist Week 9-15 November 2015. Community pharmacists provide rapid access, without appointment, to a healthcare professional and now offer a range of clinical and public health services. Ask Your Pharmacist, it may save you making an unnecessary trip to your GP or A&E.

06 Nov 15: Come along to our public event on 10 November 2015 at Godalming Masonic Hall to have your say about Community Health Services (Physiotherapy, Health Visitors, Podiatry, School Nurses, Community Matrons, District Nurses) in Surrey.

October 2015

14 Oct 15: Tell us what you think about the health services you use at our Patient and Public Engagement Forum, taking place on 22 October 1pm - 4pm in Godalming.

07 Oct 15: Public asked to help shape the future of community services across Surrey. If you want to find out more, please visit the Patient and Public Engagement pages of this website.

September 2015

29 Sep 15: Did you miss our Forward View and AGM on 16 September 2015? Read the engagement report and view the AGM presentation slides.

28 Sep 15: Find out about Patient Transport Services in Guildford and Waverley.

25 Sep 15: Public Event 22 October 1-4pm, Godalming. Help us plan health services in Guildford and Waverley for 2016.

22 Sep 15: This year's annual Domestic Abuse (DA) Awareness Week runs from Monday 5th October to Sunday 11th October. The theme, once again, is ‘Love shouldn't hurt.’ Find out more at www.surreyagainstda.info

07 Sep 15: Get involved and have your say about the future of stroke services in Surrey

01 Sep 15: Do you follow us on Twitter @NHSGWCCG? Take a look at the latest dashboard to find out about our developing presence on Twitter.

August 2015

28 Aug 15: Read our latest Patient Participation Group e-bulletin for August 2015 on the Patient and Public Engagement pages of this website.

14 Aug 15: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have provisionally cleared the proposed merger between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RSCH). Find out more on the RSCH website.

13 Aug 15: We invite you, our residents, patients and carers to our Forward View and Annual General Meeting on 16 September 2015. Come and meet our GPs and ask your questions.

04 Aug 15: If you are planning on funding your own care in the future in Surrey, you can help shape future support and services for you. Please visit the Patient and Public Engagement page of this website to find out more.

03 Aug 15: Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up, supported by Surrey County Council's Public Health team, makes it easy for parents to help children get active into fun 10 minute bursts with the help of their favourite Disney characters. Parents can sign up for a free pack containing activity cards, a timer, a poster and stickers via the Healthy Surrey website.

July 2015

14 Jul 15: Royal Surrey County Hospital road shows July 2015 to March 2016: The hospital are proud of the many great things that their staff do and they are embarking on a series of road shows across Surrey to share them with the public. They will answer any questions that the public have about their services and the things that matter to residents and service users. They will also provide an update on the proposed merger with Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Details, dates and locations for the road shows are on the Trust’s website.

13 Jul 15: Hear the latest news about health services in Guildford and Waverley at our Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 28 July, Haslemere, 2pm to 4.30pm.

13 Jul 15: We are recruiting for the Head of Clinical Commissioning. Find out more via the Work for Us page of this website or apply via www.jobs.nhs.uk. Closing date 31 July 2015.

13 Jul 15: One in three women who get breast cancer are over 70, so don’t assume you’re past it. A lump isn’t the only sign of breast cancer. If you’re worried about any changes to your breasts, tell your doctor straight away. Visit www.breast-screening.surrey.nhs.uk for more information about local Surrey services.

02 Jul 15: Keep up to date with heatwave and weather alerts for the South East of England via the Met Office website: Heatwave - www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/heat-health/ Weather Alerts - www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings and Twitter: @metofficeSEEng.

June 2015

30 Jun 15: Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from NHS Choices at www.nhs.uk/summerhealth, NHS 111 or from your local chemist.

29 Jun 15: Have you or someone you care for ever used Patient Transport Services in Guildford and Waverley? Help shape the future of Patient Transport Services in Guildford and Waverley on Tuesday 28 July at a public engagement event.  More details are on the Patient and Public Engagement pages of this website.

23 Jun 15: We would like to hear your thoughts about Surrey, North East Hampshire and Farnham and Hounslow Patient Transport Services. Please visit our Patient and Public Engagement pages to find out more.

19 Jun 15: Is your organisation interested in providing CAMHS services in Surrey? Come along to a bidder event to hear the aspirations of commissioners on Tuesday 23 Jun in Chobham. Information and registration details via our CAMHS page.

18 Jun 15: Do you have a diagnosis of dementia or do you care for someone who does? Join an informal activity group run by the Alzheimer's Society in Farnham, Cranleigh or Milford. The groups meet once a week and offer a selection of varied activities alongside the chance to socialise with others, please call the Group Co-ordinator for details on 01932 855582.

15 Jun 15: Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 15 to 21 June - Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 in the UK, but 22% of women in England aren’t attending their smear test when invited. Please look out for your invitation or book a smear test if you haven’t had one.

11 Jun 15: DontBottleItUp! Take the new Alcohol test, provided by Surrey County Council, to find if the amount you drink is putting you at risk from developing health problems. It's free, confidential and takes a couple of minutes to complete: https://surrey.dontbottleitup.org.uk/.

08 Jun 15: Young carers in Surrey - Across the county there are a growing number of young people and children under the age of 18 who are juggling their school and home lives with caring responsibilities. Whether that's helping a parent, a sibling or another relative, the caring can leave them with little time for themselves. If you know a young person who's caring for others, please encourage them to seek support from Surrey Young Carers. For more information visit Surrey-youngcarers.org.uk or call 01483 568269.

05 Jun 15: Carers Week starts on 8 June to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year, the focus is on building Carer Friendly Communities; Communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own. Get involved!

04 Jun 15: Our Annual Report and Accounts are now available via the About Us > CCG Guide page.

May 2015

22 May 15: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Surrey - Read about the joint Surrey Police, Surrey Crimestoppers and Surrey County Council campaign running from now until 7 June.

20 May 15: Papers for our Governing Body meeting in Public on Tuesday 26 May have been published on our website.

07 May 15: Mental Health Awareness Week 11-17 May 2015 - The focus for the week this year is Mindfulness. Find out more on the Mental Health Awareness website or for support in Surrey, visit the First Steps Surrey website.

06 May 15: Hear the latest news about health services in Guildford and Waverley at our Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 26 May, Godalming College, 2pm to 4.30pm.

06 May 15: Hear about plans for improving support to young carers at Surrey Young Carers conference 27 May 15, Leatherhead. Info on p39 here.

04 May 15: What do we spend our money on each month? Take a look at the Finance page of this website to find out.

April 2015

23 Apr 15: Surrey Parents’ Pages 0 to 5 magazine - Summer 2015 issue out now - jam-packed with topical articles for parents and carers of under fives.

14 Apr 15: Our Annual Equality Report for 2014/15 describes how we are responding to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) for our patients and public, as well as our staff.

March 2015

19 Mar 15: Don’t let your eyes take the strain in the eclipse. Find out how to view the eclipse safely on Friday.

18 Mar 15: Papers for our Governing Body meeting in Public on Tuesday 24 March have been published on our website.

16 Mar 15: Free digital resources to help Surrey Carers. Details on the Carers Information of this website.

16 Mar 15: Come along to the NHS G&W CCG Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 24 Mar, East Horsley Village Hall, 2pm to 5pm.

10 Mar 15: Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

06 Mar 15: Have your say about the Surrey equipment and adaptations service. Health partners across Surrey are reviewing how equipment and adaptations are made available to adults and children with disabilities, and older people. Complete the survey via the Surrey Says website.

03 Mar 15: A Surrey scheme to provide round-the-clock support for young people with mental health difficulties has secured Government funding worth £729,000.

February 2015

26 Feb 15: Merger update from Royal Surrey County Hospital and Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts. Following the decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to refer the Trusts' merger plans to a second assessment phase, the Boards of both Trusts have now formally agreed to continue with the transaction towards a proposed merger.

24 Feb 15: Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals (ASPH) and Frimley Park Hospital (FPH) have both reported improved results from the latest National NHS Staff Survey. You can read more on the ASPH website and the FPH website.

24 Feb 15: The Spring 2015 issue of the Surrey County Council Parents' pages e-bulletin for 5-19 year olds is now available. This contains lots of useful information to help parents and carers across Surrey.

23 Feb 15: The latest Surrey Against Domestic Abuse newsletter is now available, containing updates on outreach, rape and sexual assualt services across Surrey.

23 Feb 15: Have your say about the draft Surrey Substance Misuse Strategy. The strategy is being developed by the Surrey Substance Misuse Partnership Group to prevent and reduce social and physical harm caused by substance misuse in Surrey. Complete the survey via the Surrey Says website.

23 Feb 15: State of Caring Survey 2015 - Tell Carers UK about your experiences of being a carer and how being a carer affects your finances, health and ability to live your own life. Complete the survey via the Carers UK website.

19 Feb 15: The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by the Chiddingfold Surgery in Surrey to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in October 2014. The report is available on the CQC website.

18 Feb 15: Delay to Hospitals merger plans - The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced their intention to refer the merger of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to a second assessment phase. Read more on the Royal Surrey County Hospital website.

12 Feb 15: Think Carer, Think Family. There are approximately 14,000 young carers in Surrey. Working in partnership with our partners in Surrey, we want to identify and register more young carers with their GP practice so that they can get the support and help that they need. Find out how to register as a young carer on our Carers Information page.

04 Feb 15: Surrey Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Feeling Good Week 9 - 13 February. Senior schools, colleges and youth organisations are invited to take part in the first CAMHS Feeling Good Week (FGW) especially for 11–18 year olds centered around the theme 'Making a difference'. Find out more on the CAMHS Feeling Good Week website.

04 Feb 15: Would you like to provide a new Surrey CAMHS delivery pathway? Find out more about CAMHS Engagement activity and submit your Expression of Interest by 5pm Monday 9 February by visiting the Contracts Finder website.

04 Feb 15: Are you sure you need A&E? Could you get the right treatment elsewhere? If it's NOT and EMERGENCY try your pharmacist, GP or telephone 111. Let's all keep A&E for those who really need it.

January 2015

30 Jan 15: Our draft Annual Equality Report for 2014/15 is now available on the Equality page of this website. The report reflects ongoing and emerging work, some of which will require further iteration following the CCG's listening event on 9 February 2015. Details of the Listening Event are on the Patient and Public Engagement page.

26 Jan 15: NHS G&W CCG Listening Event - Listening to Our Community. 9 February 2015 from 10 am to 2pm. Details are on the Patient and Public Engagement page.

26 Jan 15: Carers and Pharmacy Information Week 26 January to 1 February 2015 is an opportunity to identify hidden carers in Guildford and Waverley to provide information about services available from local pharmacies and the wider community. If you are a carer or if you know a carer and want to find out more, please speak to your local pharmacy or visit our Carers Information page.

23 Jan 15: More mental health support for Surrey police stations. From April 2015, the Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP) Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service (CJLDS) will benefit from a second trial scheme launched by NHS England which will allow the placement of more mental health professionals in custody suites in police stations and courts across Surrey. Read more on the SABP website.

22 Jan 15: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published it's report on the quality of care at Wonersh Surgery, rating them good along with 59 others across England. The report is available on the CQC website.

20 Jan 15: Papers for our Governing Body meeting in Public on Tuesday 27 January have been published on our website.

19 Jan 15: Your GP surgery and A&E are not the only options available if you need medical help. There's 111, your local Pharmacy, Surrey GP out-of-hours and Surrey NHS Walk-in centres too.

12 Jan 15: Come along to the NHS G&W CCG Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 27 Jan, Radisson Blu Hotel, Guildford, 2pm to 5pm.

09 Jan 15: Would you like to take on a rewarding challenge as a volunteer? Surrey Drug and Care, based in Guildford, provide telephone support to Surrey residents who are concerned about the problems that drugs and alcohol cause. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Co-ordinator by via training@surreydrugcare.org.uk or ring the Helpline on 0808 802 5000.

09 Jan 15: The Spring 2015 issue of the Surrey County Council Parents' pages e-bulletin for 0-5 year olds is now available. This contains lots of useful information to help parents and carers across Surrey.

08 Jan 15: Carers and the Law - 20 January in Dorking or 10 February in Leatherhead. These free events have been organised by Action for Carers (Surrey) for carers, carers organisations and people working to support carers wishing to have an up to date understanding of carers’ rights. For details and to register, please contact training@actionforcarers.org.uk.

06 Jan 15: Do you really need to go to A&E? There are alternatives, such as your local pharmacy, your GP, NHS 111 and your local walk-in centre.

05 Jan 15: With the Christmas excess gone, banish the booze this January and make a healthy start to the new year in Guildford and Waverley. Sign up to Dry January.

December 2014

22 Dec 14: Planned opening times for Surrey Pharmacies during Christmas and New Year 2014.

18 Dec 14: Did you get involved with the recent CAMHS engagement events in Surrey? Find out what the feedback was in the CAMHS Engagement report.

16 Dec 14: Find out about the Surrey Family Support Programme and how it can you and your family via our Childrens Services webpage.

10 Dec 14: The December issue of the Surrey County Council Parents' pages e-bulletin is now available. This contains lots of useful information to help parents and carers across Surrey.

08 Dec 14: Our updated Communications and Engagement Strategy shows how residents, patients, community and voluntary groups can get involved with us here at Guildford and Waverley CCG.

November 2014

25 Nov 14: Planned opening times for Surrey Pharmacies during Christmas and New Year 2014.

24 Nov 14: Do you, or someone you care for, have a disability that prevents them visiting their local Surrey library? Visit the Surrey Library Service website to find oout what help is available.

23 Nov 14: NHS 111 problems have been fixed. In a non-emergency, call NHS 111 for free.

22 Nov 14: NHS 111 - technical difficulties from mobile phones reported: dial 0300 0200 155 if using a mobile, as an alternative.

19 Nov 14: Guildford and Waverley prepare for the Winter Flu season. Find out how you can help make a difference this winter.

18 Nov 14: Papers for our Governing Body meeting in Public on Tuesday 25 November have been published on the website.

04 Nov 14: Come along to the NHS G&W CCG Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 25 Nov, Radisson Blu Hotel, Guildford, 2pm to 5pm.

04 Nov 14: We want your opinions via an online survey about how you and your family can stay independent, active and heathly as you get older. Visit our Integrated Care Organisation page to find out more.

03 Nov 14: Ebola in West Africa - A person infected with Ebola virus will typically develop a fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, a sore throat, and intense muscle weakness. If you develop these symptoms within 21 days of coming back from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, you should stay at home and immediately telephone NHS 111 or your GP surgery. For more information visit www.gov.uk/phe or www.nhs.uk/ebola.

October 2014

31 Oct 14: Over 60 and feeling under the weather? A minor illness can get worse quickly. This winter see your local pharmacist for quick health advice or visit www.nhs.uk/asap Early advice is the best advice.

31 Oct 2014: Surrey County Council is consulting people about the future of the six residential care homes that it runs for older people in Ottershaw, Farnham, Caterham, Cranleigh, Reigate and Camberley. Have your say about the future of these care homes before a decision is made on the Surrey Says website. The consulation is open until 12 December 2014.

31 Oct 14: Do you look after someone with dementia or memory difficulties? Information and support, provided by the Alzheimers Society, is available for South Asian families on Monday's from 10th November for four weeks in Woking.

31 Oct 14: Living and Aging well in Surrey newsletter now available. Produced by Surrey County Council, this is a resident focused newsletter for Surrey. The Autumn 2014 edition contains a forward from Guest Editor, Jason Gaskall, CEO Surrey Community Action, as well as an update on the Living and Ageing Well Awards, direct payments in care homes, the Care Act and One Stop Surrey.

28 Oct 14: Mental Health Carers Rights and Information Day, 28th November 2014, Leatherhead. Jointly organised by Surrey County Council, Surrey and Borders Partnership and Action for Carers, there will be opportunities at the event to learn about your rights as a carer and about sources of support in Surrey.

22 Oct 14: Worried about a neighbour or an older person this winter? You can support the residents of Guildford and Waverley live and age well by completing a simple One Stop Surrey, run by Age UK Surrey.

22 Oct 14: October Parents' Pages 5 to 19 e-bulletin out now! Provided by Surrey County Council, the latest edition covers issues such as local debt advicer, whether A&E is the best place to go for medical advice and much more. Parents’ Pages 5 to 19 is a dedicated e-bulletin for parents, carers and grandparents of 5 to 19 year olds (up to 25 years old for young people with a special educational need or a disability) and goes out each half term.

21 Oct 14: Keeping you and your loved ones safe from abuse and neglect. This October, learn how to spot the signs of neglect or abuse in your loved ones. Find out more in this month's edition of Surrey Matters or visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/protectingadults for more information.

20 Oct 14: After a wet winter in Guildford and Waverley last year, make sure you are prepared for any potential flooding. Advice is available here https://www.gov.uk/floodsdestroy.

03 Oct 14: ‘Love shouldn’t hurt’ is the message for this year’s Domestic Abuse Awareness Week in Surrey running from 13 - 19 October. The week, led by Surrey County Council is organised by the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse partnership. Surrey Libraries are hosting drop in sessions for members of the public concerned about domestic abuse, with support from outreach staff and other volunteers. Find out about the drop in sessions and sources of help on the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse website.

02 Oct 14: Guildford and Waverley CCG are supporting European Antibiotic Awareness day (EAAD) which is held every year on the 18th November. It is a Europe-wide event to raise awareness on how to use antibiotics in a responsible way that will help keep them effective for the future.  Find out more about EAAD and what you can do by becoming an Antibiotic Guardian.

01 Oct 14: Stoptober is back. Are you or a relative or friend signing up to the 28 day Stoptober challenge this October? By giving up smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good. The Surrey Stop Smoking Service are on hand to help you quit with support and advice that's local, personal and tailored to their needs.

September 2014

26 Sep 14: Public Engagement Forum, Tuesday 14th October: Help shape your health service for the future.

26 Sep 14: Did you miss our Annual General Meeting last week? Find out what was covered by looking at the presentation slides.

22 Sep 14: NHS G&W CCG Governing Body Meeting in Public, Tuesday 23 Sep, Radisson Blu Hotel, Guildford, 2pm to 5pm.

10 Sep 14: Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) NHS Trust Annual General Meeting Thursday 18 September, 7.30pm, Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. A full update on progress with the proposed merger with Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals, announced in May, will be given. There will be an opportunity for members and the public to ask questions and express their views. Further details via http://www.royalsurrey.nhs.uk/.

08 Sep 14: Major health care initiative underway - Profiling the 40+ population of Guildford and Waverley.

02 Sep 14: Time to Change Surrey (TTC-S) is the local campaign raising awareness of mental health in general and highlighting the stigma experienced by nine out of ten people who suffer a mental illness. Find out whats happening across Surrey here.

August 2014

29 Aug 14: Surrey wide CAMHS public consultation event, Friday 5th September, Runnymede. Details from the CAMHS consultation page on this website.

29 Aug 14: The August newsletter of the Surrey Coalition for disabled people is now available via the Surrey Coalition website.

27 Aug 14: Do you work in a Surrey pharmacy? Complete this short survey to tell the Carers Trust how community pharmacies can support young carers and their families https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/778PYH3. Closing date 29 August.

19 Aug 14: Find out when the next CAMHS consultation event in your area is - visit the CAMHS consultation page on our website.

19 Aug 14: Get involved with South West Surrey Cruse Bereavement Care at a House of Commons dinner hosted by Anne Milton MP. A limited number of tickets at £100 per person are available for this event. Please contact the Area Administrator on 01483 418781 if you are interested in attending.

19 Aug 14: The latest Surrey Against Domestic Abuse newsletter is now available, containing updates on outreach, rape and sexual assualt services across Surrey.

15 Aug 14: NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG are committed to the highest standards of patient safety. To exercise our commitment, we have recently joined the 'Sign up to Safety' campaign. Find out more on our Quality and Patient Safety webpage.

14 Aug 14: Special measures aim to drive improvement in GP practices. Find out more on the Care Quality Commission website.

12 Aug 14: Come and work for the CCG as the Corporate Governance Systems Manager. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

11 Aug 14: All members of the public are invited to the CCG's Annual General Meeting on 17 September 2014 at the Blu Raddisson Hotel, 3 Alexandra Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3DA from 17.00hrs - 18.30hrs. Further details are available from Paul Davey, Communications Manager via email paul.davey3@nhs.net .

11 Aug 14: Surrey nurses are invited to the inaugural Care and Compassion in Nursing Conference Friday 17th October 2014. Advanced booking is essential. Further information is available on the Surrey Heath CCG website .

11 Aug 14: We are recruiting for the Deputy Director of Governance and Compliance. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

06 Aug 14: First patient treated at new multi-million pound radiotherapy unit. The Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) and East Surrey Hospital have worked together over the last three years to design, build and open a cutting edge cancer treatment unit in Redhill. Find out more on the RSCH website.

06 Aug 14: Do you want to work for the CCG? We have a job vacancy for a PA to the Director of Governance & Compliance and Executive Nurse. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

July 2014

30 Jul 14: Want to Learn from Serious Incidents in the NHS? Register for FREE conference on 26th September aimed at clinical and patient facing staff. Find out further information about the day along with registration details.

30 Jul 14: Public Consultation: A public consultation on the draft joint commissioning strategy for Emotional Wellbeing and Adult Mental Health is taking place. It was designed by the six Surrey Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Surrey County Council with residents to improve local services across Surrey. Visit the Healthy Surrey website to submit your views.

30 Jul 14: Healthwatch Surrey GP Appointments Report: Had trouble getting an appointment with your GP in Surrey? You're not alone! Find out what Healthwatch Surrey have found out and how you can help make changes.

30 Jul 14: Do you want to work for the CCG? We have a job vacancy for a PA in the Corporate Administration team. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

28 Jul 14: Isolated, heavy showers this afternoon and into this evening across south-east England bring a chance of some further, localised surface water flooding in places which were affected this morning. Find out more via the Environment Agency website.

21 Jul 14: Want to use your disability experience to inspire and support others to exercise in Guildford? Sign up to FREE Aspire Charity gym instructor course, starting 29 July at Surrey Sports Park. Info available via the Aspire Charity website.

21 Jul 14: The Living and Ageing Well in Surrey Awards 2014 provide an exciting opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the huge range of initiatives, projects, services and individuals in the community that make Surrey a great place in which to live and age well. If you know of an individual, public service, or voluntary, community or faith sector organisation who you feel deserves an Award, don’t hesitate and nominate them today. You may even nominate yourself!

21 Jul 14: The South West Surrey Dementia Local Implementation Group (DLIG) have updated the document of the key services someone with dementia, or their carer, might want to know about and have contact details for. The document is located on the Surrey Information Point website via the Step-by-Step for Dementia guide and Activities and support for dementia.

21 Jul 14: Crossroads Care Surrey have launched their new website www.crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk. As well as news, events and information about Crossroads Care Surrey, the website provides useful information for carers, GP's and volunteers.

17 Jul 14: Heatwave alerts: What to do, precautions to take. Advice for you, from NHS England.

15 Jul 14: New research by Carers Trust and the Men’s Health Forum dispels myth caring is solely a female issue.

11 Jul 14: We've published our 2 year Operational Plan and 5 year Strategic Plan. Find out more on the About us > CCG Guide page.

11 Jul 14: Do you want to work for the CCG? We have a job vacancy for an Information Analyst. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

June 2014

25 Jun 14: Do you have a question for our Governing Body? If so, submit in advance of our next Governing Body meeting which takes place on 22 July, Radission Blu Edwardian Hotel, Guildford, 2-5pm. All are welcome and there is no need to register.

25 Jun 14: Are you aware of the signs and symptoms of Meningitis? Learn what to look out for on the www.meningitisnow.org website.

25 Jun 14: Surrey Arrhythmia Support Group - Surrey's patient support group for Arrhythmia patients hold monthly meetings in Epsom, surrey. The first meeting is on Wed 16th July at 5pm, Epsom Town Hall.

25 Jun 14: If you’re aged between 40 and 74 and have not had a stroke or been diagnosed with heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease or diabetes then you might be eligible for a free health check. Visit www.healthysurrey.org.uk/healthchecks to find out more.

25 Jun 14: Review, Reset and Renew. Royal Surrey County Hospital are holding a RESET week from 7th - 11th July. Staff from NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG will be helping out all week to identify things that slow processes down, reinforce what works well and imporve staff morale.

24 Jun 14: Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals have appointed Suzanne Rankin as the new Chief Executive of the Trust.

19 Jun 14: The June newsletter of the Surrey Coalition for disabled people is now available via the Surrey Coalition website.

18 Jun 14: We have 2 new job vacancies - Deputy Director of Clinical Commissioning and Deputy Director of Governance and Compliance. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

18 Jun 14: The Milford and Witley Patient Participation Group (PPG) held a Health Awareness Fair on Saturday 17th May 2014.

13 Jun 14: How should local authorities deliver the care and support reforms detailed in the Care Act 2014? Have your say via the Department of Health consultation currently running until 15th August 2014.

13 Jun 14: The Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14 are now available via the About Us > CCG Guide page. The report will be presented at the AGM on the 17th September 2014. Details about the AGM will be made available on this website once confirmed.

13 Jun 14: Surrey County Council has refreshed the Surrey Young Carers Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). This important document helps us understand what the needs are of young carers living here in Surrey and what more needs to be done to support them.

13 Jun 14: Care for a Cuppa is a new programme of free activity sessions for people with dementia and, at the same time, sessions of respite, peer support and information for carers. The sessions start in July in Ash, Guildford and Haslemere. Find out more on the Age UK Surrey website.

11 Jun 14: We are looking for patient representation on the Serious Incident Review Sub-Committee. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

10 Jun 14: Athlefit is a new fitness programme for people with early signs of dementia and their carers organised by Age UK Surrey and run at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Tuesdays between 11am-12 noon. Find out more via the Age UK Surrey website.

09 Jun 14: Have you been to or are you visiting the Middle East? MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus virus) has been reported on in the media during recent weeks. Public Health England website have issued these factsheets for travellers returning from the Middle East and for travellers visiting the Middle East . Contact your GP or call NHS 111 if you experience any of the symptoms described in the factsheets above.

09 Jun 14: Learning Disability Week 16 - 22 June - Are you a learner with additional needs or support requirements? Surrey County Council run courses for adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in North and South-West Surrey. For further information contact the Customer Service Team on 0300 200 1044 or email adultlearning@surreycc.gov.uk , search for a course or view the course directory .

09 Jun 14: What does good care look like? Find out by visiting your local care home in Guildford & Waverley, on National Care Home Open Day, 20 June 2014 .

09 Jun 14: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Each year on June 15th, throughout the UK, people come together to send out a clear message: the abuse of older people will not be tolerated. We want an end to the assault, neglect, abuse and intimidation of our older generations. Find out more on the Action on Elder Abuse website.

09 Jun 14: Public discussion events on 18, 25, 26 June to hear about the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals proposed merger.

06 Jun 14: Update on PHE and MHRA investigation into cases of septicaemia caused by 'Bacillus cereus'.

06 Jun 14: Disability Alliance and Network Conference, 23rd June 2014, Dorking Halls, Dorking. Those attending the conference will listen to a presentation from Michael Gosling on the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board. There will also be a question and answer session and interactive table discussions.

05 Jun 14: Helen Atkinson, Surrey County Council's Director of Public Health publishes her first annual public health report focusing on the prevention of ill health and early death.

04 Jun 14: How much is too much? Safe drinking under the spotlight - drop in to Swan Lane, Guildford from 10am to 4pm on 5 - 7 June .

02 Jun 14: Free dementia awareness training available in Godalming on 3rd July. More info via our 'Local Events and Information' page or via Surrey Information Point website .

02 Jun 14: We have 3 new job vacancies - Clinical Pathway Change Manager, Information Analyst and Deputy Director of Clinical Commissioning. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page .

May 2014

29 May 14: Carers Week 9th to 15th June. Pledge your support to the Carers Quest, complete an online training course to raise awareness within your organisaiton and find out more about carers in Guildford and Waverley.

27 May 14: Following on from Dementia Awareness Week, Dr Sue Tresman outlines the sources of support for the residents of Guildford and Waverley on the dementia journey and what the NHS G&W CCG intends to do to improve dementia support for all of us.

20 May 14: The school food plan - free school meals coming to Surrey primary schools in September 2014

20 May 14: First patients treated with new Papillon Machine at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

20 May 14: Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wins the CHKS patient safety award.

20 May 14: Cranleigh High Street turned pink and purple in support of the Royal Surrey’s ‘Detecting women’s cancers’ appeal.

16 May 14: To celebrate International Midwives Day and National nurses day the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held their annual 6C nursing and midwifery conference on Friday 9th May 2014. Find out more via the RSCH website.

14 May 14: Care Bill becomes Care Act 2014 - Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb talks about the biggest reforms to the social care system in more than 60 years. Surrey County Council have created a webpage which will help you understand the Act and how Surrey is repsonding. It also provides further information and contact details which you might find helpful.

14 May 14: May is Dementia Awareness month and to help raise awareness, an evening presentation will be held on 21st May 2014 at the Post Graduate Education Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. Find out more via the RSCH website.

14 May 14: We have a job vacancy for the Senior Finance manager - Acute Contracting and Planning. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

13 May 14: Guildford Wellbeing Centre Open Day, Thursday 15th May at the Park Barn Centre, Guildford.

12 May 14: Surrey Fostering Fortnight takes place from 12 - 25 of May. Surrey County Council is calling on its residents to learn more about fostering opportunities. To find out more, come along to a fostering Open Evening or visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/fostering for more information.

12 May 14: World nurses' Day - People all over the world will today show their appreciation for the nursing profession and the teams of incredible nursing staff across the UK. The Royal College of Nursing is leading the celebrations here in the UK and they want to hear about the difference nurses makes to the lives of the residents of Guildford and Waverley. Share your story on the Nurses Day website.

07 May 14: NHS England has published its commitment to carers to give them the recognition and support they need to provide invaluable care for loved ones. Read more about the commitment on the NHS England website.

07 May 14: NHS England welcomes the launch of the campaign by Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society aimed at encouraging people to sign up as Dementia Friends. The campaign aims to recruit one million friends by 2015 through educating people and raising awareness about dementia and the things that can make a difference to someone. To find out more and become a Dementia Friend, visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk.

02 May 14: We have 2 new job vacancies - Contract Support manager and Independent Member of Audit Committee. Find out more on the 'Work for us' page.

April 2014

23 Apr 14: From April 2014 people who receive continuing healthcare will be able to ask for a Personal Health Budget. This is an amount of money that can be given directly to a person receiving NHS care to pay for their help and support to allow them to purchase care that is tailored to their individual needs. For more information, please visit the Surrey Downs CCG website. To discuss a Children or Young Person's Personal Health Budget, contact the Children's Commissioning Team at NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG via email - GWCCG.SurreyChildrensContinuingCare@nhs.net or telephone 01483 405461.

22 Apr 14: The Witley and Milford Patient Participation Group are running a Health Awareness Fair on Saturday 17th May 2014.

22 Apr 14: NHS England 6Cs Live! editoral for April 2014 with all the latest 6Cs Live! news. Find out more about the 6Cs Live!

17 Apr 14: Is your local pharmacy open over the Easter weekend? Alternativley, for non urgent medical help, please call NHS 111.

10 Apr 14: The Royal Surrey County Hopsital's Wisley and Ewhurst wards are two of five hospital wards to become the first in the country to receive an Elder Friendly Quality Mark in recognition of the support staff give to older people. Find out more on the RSCH website.

07 Apr 14: April is Surrey child employment month 2014, with the focus on ensuring that children who do work are doing so safely. It is an opportunity for employers, young people and the public to speak to local authority officers who can give advice about working whilst still at school. To find out more about Surrey child employment month and child employment law please contact the child employment team on 01483517838 or email childemployment@surreycc.gov.uk, or visit the Surrey County Council Social care Health website.

04 Apr 14: Latest Surrey County Council Parents' Pages 5 to 19 e-bulletin out now! The latest edition covers issues such as advice on starting a paper round, speaking to your child about autisim and much more.

01 Apr 14: Yesterday we launched our campaign to highlight how much money is wasted in Guildford and Waverley each year on unwanted or unused medicines - it amounts to £1.25 million - money which could be diverted to support other essential NHS services. We are promoting the campaign on 50 Arriva buses travelling around Guildford and Waverley for the next month. Read more about medicines waste in our Blog posting by Dr Darren Watts.

March 2014

28 Mar 14: This week saw the Department of Health launch the MindEd website, which is designed to give information to parents and other adults to help them recognise distress and other signs of mental health issues in young people. The site provides a variety of e-learning packages and resources to help everyone working with children or young people.

27 Mar 14: Would you like to help shape the provision of healthcare in Guildford & Waverley? Register for our free workshop forum on 1st April, 7-9pm at the Holiday Inn, Guildford.

21 Mar 14: The new Children and Families Act, given royal assent on the 13th March, will mean changes to the law to give greater support and protection to vulnerable children, better support for children whose parents are separating, a new system to help children with special educational needs and disabilities, and help for parents to balance work and family life. The Act also ensures vital changes to the adoption system can be put into practice, meaning more children who need loving homes are placed more rapidly.

18 Mar 14: Are you attending our Governing Body meeting in public on Tuesday 25th March? Details, including the agenda and board papers are available via the ' Our Meetings ' tab.

12 Mar 14: What every man should know about Prostate Cancer - Event at Royal Surrey County Hopsital, Thursday 20 March.

06 Mar 14: Do you have a question for our Chair? If so, submit in advance of our next Governing Body meeting , which takes place on 25 March, Cranleigh Arts Centre 2-5pm. All are welcome and there is no need to register.

05 Mar 14: Discuss the joint Emotional Mental Health Strategy in Surrey at the West Mental Health Stakeholder Group workshop, Monday 17th March 2-4pm, High Cross Church (classroom), Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3SY. Attendance is free and there is no need to register. Questions should be sent to North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG via their website.

February 2014

26 Feb 14: Would you like to help provide a patient and public perspective in the Research for Patient Benefit programme (RFB)? The National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) is looking for a member of the public to join the South East Coast Regional Advisory Committee (RAC). For more information, visit the NIHR website.

20 Feb 14: It's Dementia Friendly Guildford Week from 22-28 Feb. Find out how you can get involved and learn more about dementia by visiting the Dementia Friendly Surrey website.

18 Feb 14: Would you like to help shape the provision of healthcare in Guildford & Waverley? Register for our free workshop forum on 1st April, 7-9pm at the Holiday Inn, Guildford.

18 Feb 14: A joint strategic review of short breaks for children with disabilities is underway in Surrey led by Surrey County Council and NHS Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), on behalf of the six CCGs with responsibility for children’s services in the county. This includes an NHS funded provision called The Beeches Bungalow. More information is available on the Surrey Says website.

18 Feb 14: Would you like assistance to identify equipment that will help you live at home more easily? SmartAssist is a Surrey County Council online tool aimed at Surrey residents who are either not eligible for adult social care help, or who, for whatever reason, have chosen not to be involved with adult social care.

18 Feb 14: Are you worried about childhood obesity? Help for parents and carers of children within Surrey is available via HENRY.

17 Feb 14: Flooding presents a number of risks to health, drowning being the most obvious. The stress and strain of being flooded and cleaning up can have a notable impact on mental health and wellbeing. Find out to cope with and clean up after you have been affected by flooding on the Public Health England website.

16 Feb 14: Flooding update: Staff from all agencies continue to work around the clock to protect homes, businesses and communities.

12 Feb 14: Flooding update: Multi-agency operation continues in response to Surrey floods - including health advice for Surrey residents.

11 Feb 14: Worried about flooding? Check the Environment Agency website, by typing your postcode, town, or river into the 'local flood information' search field, or call the Floodline - 0845 988 1188. To plan before, during, and after a flood, we suggest you read this leaflet, issued by Public Health England and the Environment Agency.

04 Feb 14: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are inviting people in England to give their views about their GP out-of-hours services, prior to the CQC inspecting the services between now and June 2014. Find out how to provide your feedback at the CQC website.

03 Feb 14: Don’t let drink sneak up on you! Surveys have shown that only 12-16% of Surrey adults are aware of the recommended guidelines for safe drinking. Try the Change4Life drinks checker to find out how much you drink http://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/your-health/alcohol/

03 Feb 14: Be Clear on Cancer - 1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70, so don't assume you’re past it. Find out more here http://www.nhs.uk/breastcancer70

January 2014

28 Jan 14: NHS G&W CCG, in partnership with the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Surrey Care Association, hosted a conference on 28 January to discuss Dementia and Proactive Anticipatory Care Planning (PACe). The slides from the day are available on the Surrey Care Association website.

24 Jan 14: Are you attending our Governing Body meeting in public on Tuesday 28th January? Details, including the agenda and board papers are available via the 'Our Meetings' tab.

17 Jan 14: Do you have cancer or support someone who does? In recognition of World Cancer Day book your place to attend 'Debunk the myths about cancer' on Tuesday 4 February at the University of Surrey in Guildford. Register here.

17 Jan 14: Have your say on the help and support available from social care services in Surrey. Take this Surrey County Council survey by 4th Feb.

17 Jan 14: Every household in Guildford and Waverley will shortly receive a leaflet entitled 'Better Information means better care' which describes how your medical information is used. Patients have a minimum of 4 weeks from receipt to read the leaflet and inform their wish to opt out at their GP practice. Find out more here.

15 Jan 14: Key event organised by NHS G&W CCG to focus on dementia care within the community. The Dementia Conference 2014 - Compassion and Dignity will take place in Guildford on 28 January 2014. Visit the Surrey Care Association website for the conference programme and booking form or email sca@surreycare.org.uk.

13 Jan 14: Surrey County Council launches survey into adult social care. Colleagues at Surrey County Council would like to hear from Surrey residents about their understanding and awareness of the support available from social care services, their current situation and care. Click on the link above to take the survey.

09 Jan 14: Presentation on carers rights in the future once the Care Bill becomes law. Find out more and book your place here.

08 Jan 14: Do you have a question for our Chair? If so, submit in advance of our next Governing Body meeting, which takes place on 28 January. Public welcome.

06 Jan 14: The highly prestigious Proud to Care Awards are intended to recognise and celebrate the achievements of nurses, health visitors, midwives and care staff who have gone over and above the call of duty in delivering the 6Cs – Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. Submit your nomination for an award by 20 Jan 2014.

03 Jan 14: Worried about flooding? Check the Environment Agency website, by typing your postcode, town, or river into the 'local flood information' search field, or call the Floodline - 0845 988 1188. To plan before, during, and after a flood, we suggest you read this leaflet, issued by Public Health England and the Environment Agency.

December 2013

10 Dec 13: The latest CCG blog by Phelim Brady highlights the value of a compassionate and caring NHS.

10 Dec 13: NHS England launches a debate with community pharmacists in the latest phase of the ‘Call to Action’. Further information can be found on the NHS England website.

04 Dec 13: What’s up Doc! Your guide to NHS Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group. Patients and care professionals often say they don’t really understand the work of commissioners. This NHS G&W CCG cartoon highlights who the members and staff of NHS G&W CCG are and what we are responsible for.

November 2013

25 Nov 13: Carers Rights Day, Friday 29th November 2013. For information about telecare and a free 12 week trial visit Surrey Telecare .

20 Nov 13: NHS G&W CCG campaign promoting NHS 111 service begins today. Look out for our tweets and take our survey .

13 Nov 13: Media statement: CCG survey coincides with national announcement about A&E pressures and NHS 111.

05 Nov 13: Dr Darren Watts blogs about the issue of medicines wastage across Guildford and Waverley CCG and asks us all to help reduce the amount wasted each year.

October 2013

30 Oct 13: Do you have a question for our Chair? If so, submit in advance of our next Governing Body meeting, which takes place on 26 November. Public welcome.

15 Oct 13: NHS 111: Call before you Go!

15 Oct 13: Guildford Hypertension 2000 is looking to recruit 2000 volunteer sedentary people with high normal or raised blood pressure.

15 Oct 13: SWiSS – Surrey Winter Statictical School course for data analysts and those who process routine data

10 Oct 13: Equality statement, objectives and action plan published

07 Oct 13: 2014/15 Commissioning intentions for NHS G&W CCG are now available

04 Oct 13: Are you at risk from flu? Get the jab - Get flu safe

01 Oct 13: Received care from Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust? Register for the Care Quality Commission listening event in Guildford on 17 October.

01 Oct 13: The Department of Health are running an open consultation “Caring for our future: implementing funding reform”. Participate in the Surrey CC survey to help capture NHS GW CCG views

September 2013

Survey identifies needs for Surrey's young carers

GP & practice Bulletin is now available

Our Prospectus is available

The NHS Belongs to the people - A Call to Action

Are you a young carer? Do you want help and advice?

 


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