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March 2019

First ABC Federation AGM 

The Alliance for Better Care held its first Annual General Meeting on 14 March at the Crawley Town Football Stadium.

Please follow this link to view the agenda –

Please follow this link to view the Annual Report –

February 2019

Specialist physiotherapist at GP surgeries

In partnership with Alliance for Better Care and First Community, patients aged 18 years and above registered at Moat House Surgery in Merstham, Greystone House Surgery Redhill, Holmhurst Medical Centre,  Woodlands  Surgery in Earlswood and Lingfield Surgery,  are able to see a specialist physiotherapist for an assessment at their GP surgery without having to see their GP first. Patients can book an appointment by telephoning the usual surgery number.  The receptionist may ask questions to check an assessment with a physiotherapist is right for the patient. Appointments will last approximately 20 minutes. The physiotherapist will assess symptoms, provide advice and discuss treatment options, including onward referral.

January 2019

Learning Line

Please see the attached the new edition of  ‘Learning Line – January 2019’

 The Learning Line document here contains issues/common themes which have been identified by our Performance Advisory Group review or from clinical reviews of patient complaints.

 With regard to the ‘Drug Monitoring XML file’ – this will need to be imported (this is an  .xml file) into EMIS before this can be viewed.

Please follow this link to view the Learning Line.

21 November 2018

CHMS PLT on Mental Health

This event at the South of England Showground was well attended by GPs across Crawley,  Horsham and Mid-Sussex.  Under the subject of Mental Health, break out sessions were led on the following topics:

  • TREATING DEPRESSION IN THE ELDERLY – Spotting and responding to depression in the elderly
    Please follow the link to view the presentation by Dr Nick Clarke: Depression in the Elderly
  • TIME TO TALK HEALTH – Introduction to Time to Talk Health Programme (physical health arm of IAPT service)
  • MEDICATION REFRESHER – Anti-psychotic drugs and Lithium; Prescribing in Personality Disorder; serious mental health physical checks (major current national push and a big reason for the 20 year premature death statistic in SMI); medication reviews & learnings from Sis
  • PATHFINDER ALLIANCE/TIER 2 SERVICES – Support in the background – interfacing between services


Link to video of the PLT session 

Video presentation funded by the HEE KSS MH Programme

21 November 2018

East Surrey PLT on Diabetes

This event at Nutfield Lodge was well attended by GPs across East Surrey.

The presentations from the session can be viewed here.

11 October 2018

Reigate & Horley PCN / Complex Care MDT Pilot

Facilitated by Dr Michael Bosch (ABC Director) and Caroline Upton (SIM)

Great enthusiasm and energy from partner organisations for our Reigate/Horley Primary Care Network, Complex Care Launch Event, thank you to all for attending and for your feedback.

We will be looking at all the feedback gathered at the event to help us in co-ordinating comprehensive MDT’s that we will facilitate on a two weekly bases, commencing in November for a three month pilot.

Great Partnership working with: Sollis; Social Services; Mental Health Clinicians; Wellbeing Plus Service; Community Matrons; Community Dieticians; GP’s; Practice Staff; Practice Managers; Network Managers; SCFT; Voluntary Sector; Community Geriatrician; Health Champions; East Surrey CCG Colleagues; CHMS CCG; FCHC Transformation Lead; Medicines Management; SECAMB; and, Surrey County Council.

Comments from the event:

It was a great event today, well done for the format, it was definitely one of the best events I’ve been to in a while.

Thanks again for inviting me to talk.

Sarah Adams (SOLLIS)

Thank you for a great afternoon with the PCN event….

Mark Dopson (Wellbeing Manager)

4 October 2018

Red Whale Clinical Update Course

On the 4th October 2018 we held the launch of the first East Surrey practices protected learning time event at Nutfield Lodge, Redhill. We are so pleased to have had such a great turnout at this event and hope that all of those that attended found it a useful experience.

11 September 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website


After months of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website.

Our goal with the new website is to provide visitors an easier way to learn about the services ABC offer partner practices, their staff and patients. You can find useful information and announcements. We will be regularly updating the content with newsletters, training courses, recent projects that we have been involved with and information on the services that we provide.

We look forward to hearing any feedback from you. Should you have any questions or comments or if you experience any problems using the new website, please contact us at


Alliance for Better Care.