Professor Don Berwick, the renowned international authority on healthcare quality and improvement management, was appointed in October 2015 by The King’s Fund and NHS England to support vanguards in developing and implementing new models of care.
In January 2017, Professor Berwick was in the UK to continue his work with the vanguards. He visited a number of vanguards across the country as well as participated in two events – in Leeds and London – where vanguards and sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) shared learning and delved into the importance of spreading new care models across STPs and into wider NHS and care services.
The below video provides a summary of some of the discussions that took place at the London event:
During his visit, Professor Berwick also took part in a webinar with The King’s Fund on keeping the focus on quality improvement at a time of transformation and wrote a blog summarising his visit.