Health as a Social Movement

Building on the agenda set out in the Five Year Forward View, NHS England is launching today a new three year programme to support social movements in health and care.

Working initially with six new care model vanguards across England, this programme will develop, test and spread effective ways of mobilising people in social movements that improve health and care outcomes and show a positive return on investment.

NHS England has identified the following vanguards to participate in this programme:

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wellbeing Erewash – Your Life Your Way
  • Stockport Together
  • Accountable Clinical Network for Cancer, working through the GM Cancer Vanguard
  • Better Care Together
  • Airedale and Partners

This programme will also work with the wider vanguard network and beyond to support development and spread of social movements in health and care.

NHS England has appointed three national partners: New Economics Foundation, Nesta and Royal Society of Arts to provide the overarching learning, development, support and evaluation.

For more information go to our social movement page.