As the needs of the population change, people want and need comprehensive and integrated health and social care delivered at or near their homes. The NHS is changing in pace with this. The health workforce of today and tomorrow must develop a new approach to wellbeing that integrates mental and physical health in community settings, using new communication and digital technologies to improve patient care and patient safety. The new curriculum at Surrey aims to deliver an innovative, engaging and exciting programme to produce doctors fit for the future, willing and able to work in general practice and other shortage specialties.
To educate excellent, holistic doctors, who will lead and drive change and deliver caring, integrated and technologically advanced health care for their patients and communities.
The University of Surrey and Surrey Health Partners have been developing this project since 2015. Surrey and Hampshire have some of the best performing trusts and general practices in the country, with many great opportunities for medical students to learn cutting edge medical practice and leadership in medicine. We are submitting a bid for funding to HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England), and subject to GMC approval of our curriculum and other plans, we look forward to welcoming our first intake of students in September 2019.