Sharing the learning from the vanguard programme

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We're working with NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association to help spread the learning from the vanguard programme across the health and care sector.

Together, we aim to create greater understanding, involvement and ownership of the vanguard vision, showcasing new ways health and care economies can help establish a sustainable health service now and in the future.

Site visits

We're undertaking a series of site visits to localities involved in the vanguard programme. The visits aim to help share the learning of developing new models of care across localities.

Each visit includes: 

  • an overview of the model and health system and motivations for integration
  • discussions with the senior team involved in development
  • a tour of local services.

The first visits took place between April and August 2016:

  • April with Dudley Multispecialty Community Provider.
  • May with Connecting Care Wakefield (care homes) and West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Multispecialty Community Provider.
  • May with Whitstable Medical Practice Multispecialty Community Provider.
  • August with Northumbria Foundation Group, an acute care collaboration vanguard. 


NHS vanguards explained
Our animation and factsheets unpack the answer, providing visual guides to explain what they are and what they're up to. 

View the animation, download the factsheets and share them with your network to spread the learning.

New care models and prevention
New care models and prevention: An integral partnership details the experience of five vanguards that are getting serious about prevention. 

Published in May 2016, it outlines some their early successes and learning, and draws out a set of common themes emerging from new approaches to tackling the health and wellbeing gap.

New care models and staff engagement
New care models and staff engagement: All aboard spotlights the experiences of four vanguards that are putting staff at the heart of designing and delivering new models of care. It details common themes and emerging principles for successful staff engagement in new ways of working.

Leaders tell all
Our In conversation with... podcast series captures the views of senior leaders involved in leading new models of care. 

What's coming up?

Over the coming months, we will be publishing a range of online resources to enable members to learn from other health systems establishing new models of care.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter, Member Update, to keep informed of the latest news, events and resources.

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