Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Partnership Committee

Our Integrated Care Partnership Committee (known as the ICP) brings together a broad alliance of partners, including health, local government, the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector to build shared strategies and align their ambitions.

The committee is responsible for producing an integrated care strategy on how to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the local population, promoting partnerships that will champion improvements in the health and wellbeing and socioeconomic conditions of residents.

Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Partnership is intended to align with and feed into the Surrey-wide Health and Wellbeing Board through which partners work together to improve health and wellbeing outcomes by addressing the wider determinants of health and delivering on the shared priorities of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The Health and Wellbeing strategy can be viewed on the Healthy Surrey website and the Health and Wellbeing Board papers can be viewed on the Surrey County Council website.

Key priorities for the Integrated Care Partnership committee include:

  • Supporting thriving and empowered communities that keep families together, create health and wellbeing and shape health and care service design and delivery
  • Creating more joined up care pathways and equitable experience and outcomes from care
  • A well-resourced, diverse, and vibrant market for services to promote emotional health and wellbeing and meet the care needs of Surrey’s residents
  • A healthy, resilient workforce (across housing, transport, health and wellbeing)
  • More joined up digital infrastructure
  • Looking at how we manage our estates, housing and transport - including net zero policies - across our ‘Place’ geographies

Below you will find details of the members of the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Partnership, led by Chair Councillor Tim Oliver.

Councillor Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council (ICP Chair)

Councillor Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council (ICP Chair)

Tim has held non-executive roles on a wide range of company boards as well not-for-profit boards in charities, education and in local government.  Tim is actively involved in the Charity sector as Vice President, and previous Chairman of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, and formerly Chairman of Trustees for Working Families. He also chairs the Esher Sixth Form College Board. Prior to the changes that came in from 1st July 2022, Tim chaired the former Surrey Heartlands ICS Board.

Tim was Chairman-Elect and then formally become Chairman of the County Councils Network at the organisation’s September 2021 Annual General Meeting. CCN is a body representing 36 county and unitary councils, who collectively serve 25 million people and are responsible for £32bn of public spending each year.

Tim was first elected to Elmbridge Borough in 1999 and served Esher for 20 years. He was elected as Elmbridge Borough Council Leader in 2016, elected to Surrey County Council in 2017 and as Leader of Surrey County Council in 2018. He stood down as Leader for Elmbridge Borough Council and then as an Elmbridge Borough Councillor in 2019, to focus on his County Council responsibilities. As Leader of Surrey County Council, along with the CEO, he has set the organisation on a journey of transformation and championed a bold ‘Vision for 2030’ for Surrey and its residents, to make sure everyone in the community is supported, allowed to thrive and to make sure no one is left behind.

Liz Bruce, Joint Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Integrated Commissioning, Surrey County Council / Surrey Heartlands

Liz Bruce, Joint Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Integrated Commissioning, Surrey County Council / Surrey Heartlands

Rachael Wardell, Director for Children’s Services, Surrey County Council

Rachael Wardell, Director for Children’s Services, Surrey County Council

Rachael Wardell has been Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning at Surrey County Council since December 2020 and was previously Director of Children’s’ Services in the London Borough of Merton (2018-2020) and West Berkshire (2013-2018). In West Berkshire she ‘twin-hatted’ as Director of Adult Social Care too.

Rachel has worked in local government children’s services since 2009 and prior to that had 14 years’ experience in non-departmental public bodies including Ofsted (2002 – 2009). Rachael is also a qualified solution-focused coach and a trustee of Become – the charity for children in care and young care leavers.  

Kate Scribbins, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Surrey

Kate Scribbins, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Surrey

Kate Scribbins has been Chief Executive of Healthwatch Surrey CIC since November 2015.  Healthwatch Surrey is the local independent statutory champion for users of health and social care.  Healthwatch gathers insight and feedback from Surrey residents, and works with NHS and Surrey County Council partners to amplify local voices and use lived experiences to improve services for all. 

Prior to joining Healthwatch, Kate worked for many years at Which?, and then established her own consultancy. She conducted research to inform policy, focussing on the rights of vulnerable consumers in accessing financial and other essential services such as utilities.  Kate is passionate about equity of access and quality of services for all and empowering those who find it harder to have their voices heard, particularly those at risk of inequalities. 

Ruth Hutchinson, Director for Public Health, Surrey County Council

Ruth Hutchinson, Director for Public Health, Surrey County Council

Rachel Crossley, Joint Executive Director for Public Service Reform, Surrey County Council / Surrey Heartlands

Rachel Crossley, Joint Executive Director for Public Service Reform, Surrey County Council / Surrey Heartlands

Rachel has worked in Surrey since 2003, in a range of local government roles before being appointed to the Joint Executive Director for Public Service Reform role in May 2021.  In this role, Rachel is accountable to both Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System and Surrey County Council for driving the continuous improvement of a public service model that supports the delivery of our integrated health and social care strategies. 

Key areas within Rachel’s portfolio include public health, population health management, reducing health inequalities, strategic business intelligence and analytics, estates and driving innovation through the Surrey Heartlands Academy.

Professor Claire Fuller, Chief Executive, Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership

Professor Claire Fuller, Chief Executive, Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership

Professor Claire Fuller, a practicing GP, is Chief Executive of the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System (ICS).  Prior to that, Claire was Senior Responsible Officer for the ICS, a role she held since 2017, alongside that of Interim Accountable Officer for NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG (from 2020).

In November 2021 Claire was invited by NHS England Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard to lead a national piece of work looking at primary care within integrated care systems to identify what was working well and why. The output became known as the Fuller Stocktake and was co-signed by all 42 ICS Chief Executives who committed to the recommendations. Next steps for integrating primary care: the Fuller stocktake was published in May 2022.

Claire champions true citizen and professional engagement (of the broadest remit) and believes in a population health management approach to improving patient outcomes.  She is also a firm advocate of the need to join up the public sector to ensure involvement of the wider determinants of health in reducing health inequalities for the people that live in Surrey.

Claire has been a practicing GP since 1995, spending most of her career in Surrey, with a spell in Northumberland, where she worked in a single-handed rural practice.

Claire regularly speaks nationally about the importance of multi-professional leadership, integrated care and population health, as well as the impact and implementation of the Fuller Stocktake. She has been HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year and is regularly named in the HSJ list of most influential people in the NHS. She is a member of the NHS Assembly and the NHS People Board. Claire has also been appointed as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at Surrey University for the period April 2021 to April 2024.

Dr Pramit Patel, Lead Primary Care Network Clinical Director

Dr Pramit Patel, Lead Primary Care Network Clinical Director

Pramit has been a GP since 2011 and is a Partner at Greystone House Surgery in Redhill, Clinical Director for Care Collaborative Primary Care Network in East Surrey, Founder of Alliance for Better Care GP Federation, currently Chair of the PCN Network, NHS Confederation and is on the board of Trustees of NHS Confederation.

As a GP, Pramit always champions high quality integrated care, with primary and community care being front and centre for care outside hospital and working alongside hospital colleagues to integrate whole system patient pathways. He leads on the development of our 25 Primary Care Networks locally with our primary care directorate as well as nationally having strong connections with NHS England. As a clinician he has a particular interest in care of the elderly as well as managing complex care and minor surgery procedures and also trains junior doctors.

Pramit will be leading implementation of the Fuller Stocktake for Surrey Heartlands which focusses on creating thriving neighbourhood teams bringing health, care, voluntary sector and local authority colleagues together to serve the needs of our residents.

Jack Wagstaff, Chief Officer, North West Surrey Alliance

Jack Wagstaff, Chief Officer, North West Surrey Alliance

Jack was appointed as Director of the Integrated Care Partnership by partner organisations in North West Surrey in 2019 and worked across that partnership to form the North West Surrey Health & Care Alliance in 2020. He continues to work across the Alliance partnership as the board’s Chief Officer and as part of Surrey Heartlands ICS’ Executive Team as North West Surrey’s Place Leader.

Jack began his NHS career as part of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme which he joined in 2011, managing medical, emergency care and cancer services at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. He spent a short time at the Department of Health, leading on the development of part of the National Cardiovascular Outcomes Strategy.

In 2014, Jack moved to Surrey leading the Service Redesign functions of one of the new Clinical Commissioning Groups, developing and implementing large scale new services across, primary, community and hospital care settings. Jack held roles as Head of Frailty and Integrated Care, Associate Director of Programme Delivery and Deputy Managing Director before acting as the Managing Director in the last year of North West Surrey CCG before its merger with Surrey Heartlands.

Louise Stead, Guildford and Waverley Health and Care Alliance, Place-based Leader

Louise Stead, Guildford and Waverley Health and Care Alliance, Place-based Leader

Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, a role she has held since September 2018.  Prior to this she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and was Director of Nursing from 2011, where she was pivotal to the Trust achieving a ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission in 2018.  Louise has been the Place-based Leader for Guildford & Waverley Health & Care Alliance since December 2020; she is also Chair of the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance, and of the Surrey Heartlands Provider Collaborative Board.

Louise is a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission and has participated in carrying out well led reviews at other NHS trusts.

Louise originally qualified as a registered nurse in 1988.  With a varied career in a number of London teaching hospitals Louise is an experienced nurse in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic medicine and surgery, haematology and coronary care.  She has an MSc in Professional Practice (Leadership and Management) and is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey.

Thirza Sawtell, Place-based Leader for Surrey Downs Health and Care Partnership

Thirza Sawtell, Place-based Leader for Surrey Downs Health and Care Partnership

Thirza is currently Managing Director of Integrated Care for St George’s and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group, responsible to the Partnership Boards of Surrey Downs and Sutton each of which deliver a wide range of truly integrated community services for their local communities.  Prior to this she was Director of Strategy for the North West London Collaboration and led the Pioneer Whole System Integration Programme.

Thirza began her career as a Health Visitor before moving into the operational management of community services and then into the commissioning and strategic planning of health and care services across a number of areas of London.

Thirza has been Place Based Leader for Surrey Downs Health and Care Partnership since 2021.

Sumona Chatterjee, Chief Officer, East Surrey Alliance

Sumona Chatterjee, Chief Officer, East Surrey Alliance

Sumona Chatterjee was appointed as East Surrey Place Based Leader in November 2019.  She has led on establishing the East Surrey Health and Care Partnership bringing together partners across East Surrey to create a shared vision, narrative and identity for the partnership and develop priorities for East Surrey residents based on population health insights and inequalities.  She was appointed as the East Surrey Alliance Chief Officer to jointly deliver the priorities. 

Prior to that Sumona led on the Crawley East Surrey Horsham Mid Sussex (CRESH) System Recovery accountable to both Surrey Heartlands and Sussex ICSs for the CRESH system.  She has extensive leadership and Board level experience.  She previously held the post of Director of Surrey Wide Services for the Surrey Heartlands ICS and Director of Strategic Commissioning for North West Surrey CCG.   She has also held a number of senior positions in PCTs and Strategic Authorities bringing with her over twenty years of strategic, regulatory, primary care, acute, transformation and commercial skills.  

Councillor Mark Brunt, Leader of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

David Ford, Chief Executive, Tandridge District Council

David has worked in local government for over 25- years, starting his career at Reigate and Banstead working in leisure and events. He moved to Canterbury City Council in 2000, initially in leisure and culture, and through career progression became their Director of Commissioned Services in 2017 with responsibility for waste, housing, car parking, leisure and culture and introducing commissioning to the Council.

David joined Tandridge District Council in June 2021 as their new Chief Executive.

Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector representation

Three attendees, one standing member and two rotating.