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Specialised and urgent services provided within a hospital environment. These typically include elective surgery and non-elective or urgent intervention. When necessary we buy specialist care as required from other providers.
Locally the hospitals that provide acute care are:
For more information about NHS Acute services, please read more here.
Proactive Care Service
What is the Proactive Care Service (PCS)?
Patients and carers have told us that they would like their care to be more joined up with everyone working together to support them.
The Proactive Care Service, or PCS, is just that: a group of professionals committed to working together to support people with their health and care needs. It comprises of community nurses, GPs, mental health practitioners and social workers, all working to the same goal: your care as you choose.
The PCS team will:
- Carry out a single Trusted Assessment of your health and care needs
- Co-ordinate a programme of care that is tailored to these needs
- Make sure you receive the services that are most appropriate for you, at the right time
Why have I been referred and what can I expect?
Your GP is able to refer you to the PCS because you have one or more long term condition(s).
You can expect a more streamlined and holistic experience of health and care services.
What are the benefits of being referred to the PCS?
- You will only need to tell your story once
- Care in, or close to, your home
- You and your carer(s) and family will have more control over your care and support
Your consent to share information
Sharing information between health and social care professionals should improve the quality of your care and your experience of this care. To share your information however, we need your consent.
First of all, your GP will ask if you are happy to be referred to the PCS. You need to be aware that your information will be discussed and shared with members of the PCS team.
If you would prefer NOT to have your information discussed or shared by this team, then you won’t be referred. The care provided by your GP will not be affected. If you do provide consent then your information will be shared with the team. You can change your mind about this at any time. Please speak to your GP.
A broad range of services provided in the community (i.e. not by a hospital or GP practice). This typically includes a range of mental and physical health & wellbeing services provided to many, often vulnerable, people, families and communities. These services range from health promotion to end of life care, falls prevention to prison in-reach services and include health visiting, district nursing and community mental health services, learning disability services and sexual health clinics.
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Locally, our Community Hospitals are:
- Cranleigh Community Hospital
- Haslemere Community Hospital
- Milford Community Hospital
For more information on NHS Community services, please read more here.
National Diabetes Prevention Programme
The NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is a joint initiative between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK. It aims to prevent diabetes developing in people who have been found to have a higher than desired level of glucose (sugar) in their blood – known clinically as hyperglycaemia.
Once identified, patients are referred to attend a series of group-based sessions, comprising a minimum of 13 sessions spread over at least 9 months. Referred participants will set and achieve goals and make positive changes to their lifestyle through weight loss, improved diet and increased levels of physical activity. Sessions are delivered predominantly in groups and are ‘face-to-face’. There are approximately 15 participants per session.
Following procurement by NHS England for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex areas, the successful bidder appointed for this area was Ingeus. Ingeus, together with their partner, Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC), has designed a service that combines the evidence-based expertise of LDC with their experience in delivering large scale national programmes aimed at enabling people to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
The programme was launched at the beginning of May 2017. Venues for the course include:
- Guildford Library
- Park Barn Centre, Guildford
- The Wilfred Noyce Centre, Godalming
- Cranleigh Medical Practice
- The Villages Medical Centre, Send.
Progress so far
All 21 GP practices in Guildford and Waverley have signed up to support the NDPP ‘Healthier You’. 764 patients have been referred since it launched in May 2017. Early reports are that patients are highly satisfied with very few not completing the course.
NHS England has confirmed that funding will continue until April 2019. Please ask your GP for information on courses in your area.
For any queries about the programme, please contact the CCG via the Contact Us page.
Acute Community Eyecare Service
If you have a recent problem with your eyes, such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance, you can be assessed and treated by your local Acute Community Eyecare Service (ACES). This is a free NHS service available from a number of local opticians.
Download the patient information leaflet to find out what eye conditions are covered, how to book an appointment and which opticians in Guildford and Waverley provide this service.
Patient Transport Services in Guildford and Waverley
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) provides the NEPTS service for all patients who are registered with a GP in Guildford & Waverley.
NEPTS provides transport for patients who have a medical reason that means they are not able to travel for treatment by another method. It includes the following journeys:
- To a planned outpatient appointment
- To hospital for a planned admission
- Home from hospital following your discharge
- Home to the Surrey area from hospitals in other areas of the country
As resources are limited and are focussed on the patients with most need, there are eligibility criteria that must be met in order to access the service.
You can book your transport:
- Online 24/7 through the NEPTS Patient Zone (see the ‘Managing your NEPTS booking’ section), or
- By calling the Central Booking Line on 0300 123 9840 between 08:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday
- Healthcare professionals at your GP surgery or clinic can book your transport via our online booking portal 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year.
Please note that your first NEPTS journey must be booked by a healthcare professional or by calling the Central Booking Line. You can then use NEPTS Patient Zone to book subsequent journeys, manage your bookings and check your journey status.
PTS Patient information (via SCAS website)
|Page updated:||29 May 2018|
|Next review due:||25 November 2018|
|Model Publication Scheme:||Class 9: The services we commission|