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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 2019
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 2019 Health Profiles for England are available on the Public Health England website.
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
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Adult Social Care Online
To find out if you, or someone you know, can get help from Adult Social Care, please visit the Surrey County Council Adult Social Care Portal.
This quick online checklist will:
Residents can still request an assessment by contacting Adult Social Care directly using the contact details below. Additionally if you feel that your needs are urgent and you need immediate support, please also contact ASC directly using these contact details:
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
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 & Disabilities
Support for the Gypsy Roma and Traveller community in Surrey
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 from your local District or Borough Council.
Fostering in Surrey
Surrey County Council is calling on its residents to learn more about fostering opportunities. To find out more, go along to a fostering open event or visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/fostering for more information.
Surrey Family Support Programme
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.
UK Power Networks Priority Services Register
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.