First Community's quality report for 2016-2017 is now available to download. Along with other providers of NHS services, FIrst Community is required to publish a quality report each year about the quality of the services we provide. The account includes a review of our quality improvement priorities for 2016-17 and our priorities for 2017-18.
Published on 26/06/2017 Read More
Following the Met Office forecast of hot weather in the next few days, here is some advice from NHS England about staying well in the heat. The advice includes: stay out of the heat, cool yourself down, keep your environment cool or find somewhere else that is cool look out for neighbours, family or friends who may be isolated and unable to care for themselves; make sure they...
Published on 19/06/2017 Read More
First Community's Minior Injuries Unit (MIU), and other community services, are running as usual today 15 May 2017.
Published on 12/05/2017 Read More
There is cause for celebration this month as the number of young people able to access ChatHealth – the secure text messaging service run by school nurses – reaches one million, that’s one in seven 11-19 year olds. ChatHealth is a web-based text messaging service, which young people of secondary school age can use to access confidential advice from a school nurse. It is now available through...
Published on 05/04/2017 Read More
New service for children and young people across Surrey from 1 April 2017 brings together NHS physical health and emotional wellbeing services
New service for children and young people across Surrey from 1 April 2017 brings together NHS physical health and emotional wellbeing services From 1 April 2017 Children and Family Health Surrey will provide NHS children’s community health services across Surrey. Children, young people and their families and carers are set to benefit from one service providing both physical and emotional...
Published on 05/04/2017 Read More
From 1 April 2017, Children and Family Health Surrey will provide NHS children's community health services across Surrey
From 1 April 2017, Children and Family Health Surrey will provide NHS children's community health services across Surrey. First Community Health and Care, along with CSH Surrey and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust, is one of the three partners providing Children and Family Health Surrey services. For more information click here.
Published on 17/03/2017 Read More
Results from the national NHS staff survey puts First Community Health and Care among the best in the country. Of the staff who look part, 86% said they would be happy with the standard of care provided by First Community if a friend/relative needed treatment. This compares to 74% with other similar community-based NHS organisations across the country. First Community Health and Care provides...
Published on 10/03/2017 Read More
First Community Health and Care has been highly commended and gained re-accreditation following its reassessment of UNICEF of the World Health Organisation’s ‘Baby Friendly Initiative’. UNICEF reviewed the quality of the services, advice and support of First Community’s health visiting team, which works with new parents and babies across east Surrey. The health visiting team, led by Sue Ashfield...
Published on 07/02/2017 Read More
Children and families in Surrey are set to benefit from a new service that will make it easier to access healthcare in the community. Three providers of NHS services have teamed up to win the three year contract to deliver the community nursing and therapy services for children and families across the county from 1 April 2017. These include health promotion services for those aged 0-19 years,...
Published on 17/01/2017 Read More
The ward at Caterham Dene Hospital is now open after being closed temporarily to new admissions.
Published on 11/01/2017 Read More