Urgent and emergency care vanguards

Since selection in August 2015 eight UEC vanguards have delivered an impressive programme of work testing both national and local interventions to transform UEC services in England.

The key successes of the urgent emergency care vanguards include:

  • implementing a new model of integrated urgent care accessed through NHS 111 (20% of the population is now covered)
  • developing a Channel Shift modelling tool for commissioners to strategically plan and facilitate service design
  • testing new system wide outcome measures for UEC
  • developing new crisis liaison care initiatives for children and young people.

Vanguard areas will continue to make improvements in UEC in line with national expectations as highlighted in the Next Steps Five Year Forward View, supported by regional UEC programme management offices as part of the delivery of urgent and emergency care priorities.

  • Greater Nottingham Accident & Emergency Delivery Board
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
  • North East Urgent Care Network
  • Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Accident & Emergency Delivery Board
  • West Yorkshire Urgent Emergency Care Network
  • Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Solihull Together for Better Lives
  • South Devon and Torbay Urgent and Emergency Care