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First Community publishes 2016-2017 quality report

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.
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Stay safe in the Sun

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...
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Services open as usual at First Community on Monday 15 May 2017

First Community's Minior Injuries Unit (MIU), and other community services, are running as usual today 15 May 2017.
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Celebrating improved access to healthcare for more than a million young people

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...
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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...
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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.
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Top rate results from First Community‘s first NHS staff survey

Nurse Tracy with patient laughing
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...
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Redhill-based First Community achieves ‘outstanding’ result in UNICEF Baby Friendly assessment

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...
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Surrey healthcare providers join forces to create new children’s community NHS health service

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,...
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Caterham Dene Hospital ward now open to new admissions

The ward at Caterham Dene Hospital is now open after being closed temporarily  to new admissions.
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