A new draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been developed for Surrey. It is the product of unprecedented collaboration between the NHS, Surrey County Council and wider partners, including the voluntary and community sector and the police, and the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board would like to test it with you.

The draft strategy describes how Surrey partners plan to work together with local communities to transform services to achieve these aims, and has three key priorities:

  • Helping people in Surrey to lead healthy lives
  • Supporting the emotional wellbeing of people in Surrey
  • Supporting people in Surrey to fulfil their potential

The strategy focuses on a single set of agreed priorities for the county, in particular where we can effect change as a partnership. It is not meant to include everything, and therefore doesn’t cover sector specific, organisational or local plans although these will all need to be aligned to this overarching work. The Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board are committed to making a real change for the next generation by focusing on these areas and on those groups within the population who need more support. They have been talking to our citizens about these issues for several years, and the ideas put forward in this document build on those discussions.

The draft strategy is now live on the Surrey Says website here – follow the links and have your say.  This plan is only the first step in engagement with local communities, and acknowledges the importance of engaging further with the Surrey population as they come to implement the plan over the next 10 years.