How we're working with the NHS

Health and social care services nationally are increasingly working together to provide better support for residents' care needs.

Partnerships – known as sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and integrated care systems (ICSs) – are aiming to:

  • improve quality and developing new models of care;
  • improve health and wellbeing of local people; and
  • improve efficiency of services.

The partnerships are made up of local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, health service providers and a range of local partners.

They set out how health and social care services need to change over the five year period from 2016-2021 to achieve the right care, and cover 44 geographical areas across all of England.

In Surrey, there are two partnerships in place. Find out more about the local plans by following the links below.

Emotional Wellbeing and Health

Surrey County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Surrey are committed to supporting children and young people to have the best start in life. A fundamental element of having this best start is their emotional wellbeing and mental health (EWMH). Both nationally and in Surrey, there is a consensus that we need to change the way we think about and deliver Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) services for children. You can find out more about our current Transformation Programme on the Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group website.