North East Hampshire and Farnham

The vanguard and the people it serves

The vanguard is aiming to keep people happy, healthy and at home by motivating and supporting them to improve their own health and by providing a seamless health and care service when they are ill or need support.

The partners include:

  • NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Virgin Care
  • South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Hampshire Urgent Care
  • Hampshire and Surrey county councils.

It serves a population of more than 220,000.

What is changing?

The aim of the Happy, Healthy, at Home vanguard is to keep patients as well as possible and out of hospital where appropriate.

Becoming a vanguard has given the partners a ‘turbo boost’ to accelerate their plans to reshape the ways health and care providers are set up and paid to work together. This will include new integrated teams of specialist health and social care professionals who will make sure there is joined up care for patients, especially those who are vulnerable or have complex needs.

The teams will include community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, a psychiatric nurse, a lead psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a geriatrician (doctor specialising in care for older people), GPs, the voluntary sector, specialists for people who are terminally ill and their families, and home carers.

Improved services will be available in people’s own homes, in GP surgeries and local community hospitals and specialist inpatient care will be available in community hospitals such as in Farnham and Fleet as well as Frimley Park Hospital.

The programme will also focus on preventing ill health, helping people better manage their own health and wellbeing, and making sure the right services are available to all.

Key benefits

  • The better value for money delivered through new ways of working will help close the gap between the available resources and the costs of providing services to meet needs
  • Supporting a happy, healthier population to live independently will reduce demand and reliance on health and care services.

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