With March marking a year since the first wave of vanguards were announced, a new animation (see below) and suite of factsheets shine a light on what the sites are up to and what’s in store for patients and communities across the country.
Launched on Thursday (25 February), the resources explain the aims and objectives of the country’s 50 health and care vanguards.
Aimed at health and care staff, patients and the public, the resources also showcase some of the innovative work happening across the country that’s making a difference to people’s lives.
The factsheets explore the five types of care models the vanguards fall under:
Acute care collaboration vanguard sites – linking local hospitals together to improve their clinical and financial viability.
Urgent and emergency care – new approaches to improve the coordination of services and reduce pressure on A&E departments.
Enhanced health in care homes – offering older people better, joined up health, care and rehabilitation services.
Multi-specialty community providers – moving specialist care out of hospitals into the community.
Integrated primary and acute care systems – joining up GP, hospital, community and mental health services.
Public Health England’s chief economist has published the first in a series of four blogs looking at health economics and the case for investing in prevention initiatives. The blog focuses on four key questions: does prevention save the health service money; are public health initiatives really providing the best value for money; and how can we better incentivise local authorities, NHS commissioners and health care providers to invest more in prevention and early intervention.
NHS England for 2016/17 will be introducing a new CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework to replace both the existing CCG assurance framework and CCG performance dashboard. This new framework will align with NHS England’s Mandate and planning process. This new approach aims to reach beyond CCGs, enabling local health systems and communities to assess their own progress.