Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being re-invited for a breast screening appointment. The offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen dating back to 2009. This was part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme, which invited women every three years aged 50 -70 (up to their 71st birthday).

This was caused by a problem in the screening IT system and different ways that regions issue invitations to patients.

Women who think they may be affected are being encouraged not to contact their GPs in the first instance but to contact the dedicated national helpline on 0800 169 2692 or to look on NHS Choices website for more information at www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/missed-invitations 

 

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides liaison mental health services for people with mental health needs accessing any of the five acute general hospitals in Surrey.

In partnership with The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership, has been awarded ‘additional funding from NHS England which will allow the expansion of this service from April 2018.

Until now, the focus of liaison services has been on assessing emergency admissions. With this funding staffing levels can significantly increase across both sites. This will allow for a specialist service which can be embedded within the acute hospitals and enable bespoke training to improve mental health awareness amongst physical health care professionals.

It will also enable the team to approach patients from a more holistic model of care, treating mind and body together. For example this could be supporting someone recovering from a traumatic accident or coming to terms with a life changing diagnosis and supports our aim to assess emerging mental health problems before they reach crisis point in the future.

The NHS in Surrey is designing a new wheelchair service for children, young people and adults and we want your views! We are making plans for a new wheelchair service across Surrey when the current arrangement ends and we would like your help to shape it. 

If you use a wheelchair yourself, or are a carer, friend or family member of someone who uses a wheelchair, we would be grateful if you could complete a short survey to give us your views about the current service, and how it could be improved. The survey may be completed online here or printed off here and returned to:

FREEPOST RTEY-LSGG-UHBE, NHS Surrey Downs CCG, Cedar Court, Guildford Road, Leatherhead, KT22 9AE. (No stamp is required).

The survey can be returned by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An Easy Read version of the survey can be found here. It can be printed off, completed by hand and returned to the above Freepost address or email address (if scanned).

North West Surrey patients/residents are invited to take part in a consultation on substance misuse treatment services for detoxification services.

Led by Public Health, Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP) and Catalyst, the consultation is designed to ensure that anyone in North West surrey who could potentially be affected by the changes being proposed has an opportunity to review them and contribute to their development.

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