As part of the new care models programme, 50 vanguards are taking the first steps towards delivering the Five Year Forward View (published October 2014) and supporting improvement and integration of services.
There are five vanguard types:
- integrated primary and acute care systems – joining up GP, hospital, community and mental health services
- multispecialty community providers – moving specialist care out of hospitals into the community
- enhanced health in care homes – offering older people better, joined up health, care and rehabilitation services
- urgent and emergency care – new approaches to improve the coordination of services and reduce pressure on A&E departments
- acute care collaborations – linking local hospitals together to improve their clinical and financial viability, reducing variation in care and efficiency.
The new care model vanguards are a key element within the Five Year Forward View which is a partnership between NHS England, the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, NHS Improvement, Public Health England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Samantha Jones, former Director, New Care Models Programme, talks about the vanguards – what they will do, how they deliver the vision of the Five Year Forward View and how the learning will be shared with other health and care communities.
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