The North West Surrey Health and Care Alliance is a formal partnership of organisations working across health, local government, the voluntary sector and private sector coming together under a formal partnership to use their collective resources, expertise and staff assets to address the wider determinants of health for the ultimate benefit of local people.
Partners in the alliance include Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Surrey County Council: Spelthorne, Woking, Elmbridge and Runnymede Borough Councils; NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group; CSH Surrey (community healthcare providers); Woking and Sam Beare Hospice and North West Surrey Integrated Care Services (GP federation).
At the helm is Jack Wagstaff, Place Leader & Alliance Chief Officer, North West Surrey. As Alliance Chief Officer, Jack provides strategic leadership across North West Surrey to bring different teams and organisations together to meet people’s needs in an integrated way and drive innovation through new networks across sectors.
Jack comments “As the Alliance we want to create mutual opportunities for both our public services and enterprise; we are an innovative group of large organisations that employ thousands of people and are responsible for significant public spending; through different forms of partnership we have huge potential to support economic growth and innovation.”
Jack added, “An example of the Alliance in action is that within the last year alone more resource has been moved from the NHS to our Boroughs than ever before. We are progressing large transformative developments in a number of our key towns – Woking, Addlestone and Staines-upon-Thames focused on providing services in a different way alongside local businesses, leisure and education.
In January 2021, the Alliance were successful in a bid to NHS England to become a pioneer site for a completely new design and approach for primary care and wider services in the community.
The ambition for this programme is to build community-based facilities, designed in line with sustainability goals, considering not just health and social care needs, but also economic and environmental factors.