About us

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Our Royal Surrey Family

We are a clinically led NHS trust providing joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services.

We are also a regional cancer centre and provide many world class services and aspire to deliver more for our patients in the future.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development.

What we do

 

  • Orthodontic out-patient diagnostic and treatment services.
  • Orthodontic Treatment for complex cases graded *IOTN 4 and 5 with specialist interest in multidisciplinary cases.
  • Orthognathic (corrective jaw surgery) Clinics with maxillofacial surgeons for treatment of facial deformity.
  • Cleft clinics: The orthodontic unit is part of the South Thames cleft service. There are regular multidisciplinary cleft clinics when team members from the central cleft service visit Guildford. Orthodontic treatment is carried out at RSCH
  • Joint planning clinics with the Consultant restorative dentist.
  • Joint planning clinics with paediatric dentists.
  • Teaching of Orthodontic specialists, Nurses and Therapists.

*The IOTN is used to assess the need and eligibility of children under 18 years of age for NHS orthodontic treatment on dental health grounds. https://www.bos.org.uk/BOS-Homepage/Orthodontics-for-Children-Teens/Fact-File-FAQ/What-Is-The-IOTN

 

Where we are going

We have a clear strategy and a plan for how we will get there. We have turned our goals into ‘True North’ objectives – ambitious destinations that act as a compass and guide us on our improvement journey.

We are working together towards:

  • Zero harm          
  • Having surplus funds each year to reinvest in services
  • Being in the top 10% for staff engagement         
  • Deliver all nationally set targets for emergency care, referral to treatment and others   
  • With system partners improve population health, patient experience and reduce the cost of care per person

How we will get there

Royal Surrey is a place with dedicated teams and individuals with a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work. Continuously improving is one of our core values. For a number of years hundreds of colleagues have been trained in improvement methodology. Today, the Trust has put QI firmly at the centre of its strategic journey. It is seen by the board as the vehicle which the Trust will use to reach the goals set out in the 2018-23 strategy.

The emphasis is not on starting something new, rather it is building on the learning and skills developed in the past and enhancing those to help shape and improve the future.

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