35. Surrey Heartlands

What concerns have been raised about your STP?

Health planners are trying to reduce NHS deficits and think about ways to re-organise care. However getting the large deficit under control could prevent facilities being developed that can cope with the health and care social needs of local people.

Proposed changes

There are few details of the changes that will take place within the STP document, although there will be changes to acute services.

Epsom Hospital could see its A&E department closed.

The sexual health clinic at St Peters Hospital closed at the end of September 2017.

Changes in who organises our care

In June 2017 Simon Stevens announced that Surrey Heartlands will have a health and social care devolution style deal, rather like Manchester.

There will be new models of care in the community that will focus on reducing visits to A&E and hospital admissions, including the development of an accountable care organisation in Guildford and Waverley CCG.  The general aim is to provide a fully-integrated service in the community with easy access to many disciplines for the frail and elderly in the area.