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Public Health in Surrey
Surrey County Council are responsible for a number of Public Health functions:
Find out more about Public Health in Surrey via the Surrey County Council website.
Public Health Profiles: Updated for 2017
Health Profiles provide summary health information to support local authority members, officers and community partners to lead for health improvement. Health Profiles aims to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually.
Designed to help local government and health services make decisions and plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities, the profiles present a set of health indicators that show how the area compares to the national average. The indicators are carefully selected each year to reflect important public health topics.
The updated 2017 Health Profiles for England are available on the Public Health England website.
2017 Health Profile summaries
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is an assessment of the current and future health and social care needs of the local community. The JSNA informs the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) which is a strategy for meeting the needs identified in the JSNA. Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have equal and joint duties to prepare JSNAs and JHWSs, through the health and wellbeing board established by the local authority.
The JSNA is a continuous process and is updated as additional information becomes available, as gaps are identified and in response to feedback received. The current version of the JSNA has been produced using Surrey-i where all the data used in the chapters are available to download and reuse.
More information about the JSNA for Surrey is available on the Surrey-i website.
The Independent Annual Reports of the Director of Public Health - Surrey County Council
It is a statutory requirement that the Director of Public Health produces an independent annual report with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of people in Surrey. It provides an opportunity for the Director of Public Health to raise issues on trends and gaps in health and wellbeing on behalf of the Surrey population with relevant organisations.
Visit the Surrey-i website to view the latest reports.
Health Information Resources for Surrey
Useful websites showing health information and activity across Surrey:
The Surrey CCGs Collaborative Strategy Group has an agreed Framework for Collaboration Agreement that sets out the scope, governance, risks and obligations of the six CCGs in Surrey:
Alongside this overarching agreement lie 6 collaborative agreements (Service Level Agreements) that are Surrey wide, led/hosted by a single CCG on behalf of the others as listed below:
View Guildford and Waverley CCG in a larger map including a complete list of our GP Practices
Free NHS Health Checks in Surrey
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. Having an NHS Health Check will better prepare you for the future and will enable you to take steps to maintain or improve your health.
Patient Choice and Shared Decision Making
Your choices in the NHS. Modern medicine is more a partnership between doctor and patient than ever before. The pages in this section include simple tips to help you get the most out of your local NHS services.
Choosing a hospital. If you need to go to hospital to see a specialist, you have the right to choose which hospital you're referred to by your GP.
Shared Decision Making (SDM) is the conversation that happens between a patient and their health professional to reach a healthcare choice together. This conversation needs patients and professionals to understand what is important to the other person when choosing a treatment.
Support Groups in Surrey
Wellbeing Centres in Surrey
The Surrey Wellbeing Centres are local hubs of information and support services relating to memory loss, dementia and associated problems. They are open to anyone, whatever their situation and whether they are concerned about themselves or others. Carers, in particular, may find the Wellbeing Centre support and services very helpful in their caring role.
The Guildford Wellbeing Centre can be found at Guildford Wellbeing Centre, Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8EN. Drop by on a Wednesday between 10:00am and 12:30pm when staff will be on hand to assist you. Alternatively you can book an appointment for any other time or for further infomation please call 01483 458055.
The Surrey Hubs are local centres that provide information and support to help people stay independent. They are open and accessible to everyone. Information and advice is available regarding support in the local area and help in accessing social care, health and other services. Weekly drop-in services are available with specialist advisors. The Surrey Hubs provide gateways to information, advice, advocacy and services to help more people to find the information they need to make informed choices about care and support options available in the community.
There are hubs in Addlestone, Camberley, Dorking, Epsom, Godalming, Redhill, Walton, Woking. Visit the Surrey Hubs website to find out more: http://www.thesurreyhubs.org.uk/
It's important to know your options before making decisions about care and support.
Do you or someone you care for need information on local services, welfare benefits, health care, community transport or simply how to stay safe at home? Perhaps you're a carer and need to know how to get support to help you in your caring role?
There are several ways you can get the information you need:
Visit: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.ukCall: 0300 200 1005Text: 07527 182861
Support for Surrey residents with Learning Difficulties & Disabilites
Dementia currently affects 1 in 13 older people in Surrey and this number is expected to increase by 25% by 2020. This is why we all need to play our part in helping those living with dementia to live well for longer. It’s the small things that count. Find out more about sources of Dementia help and support in Surrey via: www.dementiafriendlysurrey.org.uk
Surrey Telecare is a partnership initiative set up by the District and Borough councils and Surrey County Council, to ensure residents can benefit from simple equipment that keeps people living independently at home giving family members peace of mind. More information is available via the Surrey County Council website.
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.
Fostering in Surrey
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.
The School Food Plan – Free School Meals
There is strong evidence that well nourished children learn more, behave better and are more likely to achieve their full potential. Offering free school meals to children aged four to seven tackles obesity and diet related diseases and teaches children healthy eating habits early in life.
From September 2014, the Government is providing funding to enable primary schools in England to offer a free lunch to every child in their reception classes, year 1 and year 2. This is the Government’s school food plan. Surrey County Council’s Commercial Services is working with primary schools to fulfil this requirement, further information is available on the Surrey County Council website.
If your child will be in any of these year groups, you could save nearly £400 per year per child. You will need to register your interest to have a free school meal direct with your school. You will need to complete relevant paperwork so that your school can claim vital funding. Your school will provide relevant information for you on how it is managing and delivering this school food plan.
Surrey County Council Parents' Pages e-bulletin and magazine
Are you are a parent, grandparent or carer of a 0 to 19 year old (up to 25 years old for young people with a disability or special educational need)? Then don't miss out on the Parents' Pages magazine, forparents of 0 to 5 year olds, and the new twice termly e-bulletin, for parents of 5 to 19 year olds. They provide useful information and can help you keep up to date with what's going on.
This is Surrey's approach to the Government's troubled families programme and has been agreed between the council, Surrey Police and district and borough councils. The Government has defined troubled families as those families that meet each of the following criteria:
This programme aims to develop effective family support for all vulnerable families which will see more adults in training, learning and employment, improved parenting skills, better family budgeting and more engagement in education. It will also improve partnership working across agencies and improve community outcomes, therefore reducing distress from anti-social behaviour and offending.
The Surrey Family Support Programme website contains contact details for the Guildford and Waverley Family Support Teams, guides for families and practitioners and a guide for practitioners making referrals into the programme.
Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young - HENRY in Surrey
Rising obesity rates pose a serious challenge to public health in Surrey with one in four children being either overweight or obese. An obese child is more likely to become an obese adult with an increased risk of developing obesity-related health problems including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Surrey County Council’s Public Health and Early Years teams have commissioned the HENRY programme (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) with the aim of preventing childhood obesity right from the start of a child’s life. HENRY has undergone a national evaluation which shows it is effective in producing sustainable positive behaviour changes in family eating habits and reducing physical inactivity. CCGs along with all health and care partners caring for families with young children have a role in promoting the HENRY programme to families.
For more information about the current list of available courses please visit the following pages on the HENRY website or contact Julie Kenward, HENRY in Surrey Project Manager, Tel 01483 225596/ 07850708069:
For more information about the Surrey Nurturing Links team, a Surrey based charity offering a range of training and services to support children, families and the professionals that work with them, visit their website http://surreynurturinglinks.org.uk.
Do you need extra support during a power cut or do you know someone else that would need extra support? If so, sign up to the free Priority Services Register run by UK Power Networks for the residents of Guildford, Waverley and the South East of England.
By joining the register, you will receive:
Who can apply
Register for free on the UK Power Networks website.
This page contains information on events, initatives and health promotion campaigns run by our partners and providers in Guildford & Waverley and Surrey.
Future Events and Health Awareness Campaigns in Guildford, Waverley and Surrey
Every 4th Thursday of the month - Young at Heart lunch club: Organised by the Alzheimer's Society, the Young at Heart lunch club is a realxed pub lunch for those with early onset dementia and their carers. A variety of professionals will be talking to the group and answering your questions. For further information, please call Tricia Slater on 01428 645203.
Every Tuesday - Care for a Cuppa: This 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.
Every Tuesday - Athlefit: This 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.
Training available in Guildford, Waverley and Surrey
Free Dementia Awareness Training for Surrey organisations
Dementia Friendly Surrey can offer staff within your organisation, FREE basic dementia awareness training in a variety of ways to suit your needs. Courses are being run across Surrey in 2014. Find out more here via the Dementia Friendly Surrey website.
Dementia Friendly Surrey.
Dementia currently affects some 800,000 people in the UK. For staff and volunteers in public facing roles, having a basic understanding of the impact of dementia and how to support people can make a huge difference. Dementia Friendly Surrey are running a FREE dementia training cascade course for community groups, businesses and other organisations in Waverley. Find out more about the aim of the course, who should attend and how to apply via the Dementia Friendly Surrey website.
Carer Awareness Staff Training.
The National Carers Strategy includes a commitment to improve carer awareness amongst health, social care, housing, education and other professionals and to provide the information and services to support carers in their caring role. A recurring theme of the national carers strategy is the need to identify 'hidden' carers to ensure they are aware of the support available to them and how to access it. Key to the identification of hidden carers is awareness amongst existing community based organisations who come into contact with carers on a regular basis. This includes all the health services we commission and the ambulance service.
In addition to the NHS G&W CCG website, the Carers Week Quest website is a useful resource. Surrey County Council have produced two online training packages that can help improve understanding and raise awareness. These training packages are aimed at raising awareness for anyone working with adult or young carers. There are two e-learning courses: Carer Aware and Young Carer Aware, which provide a first look at some of the issues plus facts about carers’ rights. The aim of the training is to ensure staff and organisations understand what a carer is, the difficulties that carers may encounter in connection with their caring role and where they can sign post carers to get help.
Surrey Skills Academy Adult Social Care Grant (ASCG) Training.
Surrey Skills Academy, provided by Surrey County Council, is pleased to offer a wide range of short courses for managers and staff working in the independent social care sector to support the development of the adult social care workforce within Surrey. All courses are fully funded for adult social care providers and this is made possible by funding from the Adult Social Care Grant provided by Surrey County Council. The programme offers skills training courses in three areas core, specialist, managerial and supervisory skills. Course information with dates, times and locations is available on the Surrey County Council website.
Self care is not self-management; it is much broader and includes everything from daily choices such as dressing in warm clothes and eating healthily, to self-treating minor ailments and injuries, self-management of long term conditions and preventing serious conditions by looking after your general physical health and mental wellbeing.
Visit the NHS Choices website or the Self Care Forum website to find out more.
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