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New care models update

In mid-January, we welcomed Professor Don Berwick former advisor to President Obama back to the UK. During his four-day visit Professor Berwick met with a range of vanguard teams and leaders offering his support and guidance. You can read more about his trip below.

At the end of January I spoke at the National Voices Annual Conference, one of the largest gatherings of health and care charities. During the event, I announced new plans to support vanguards in the way that they empower people and communities, with a particular focus on how they take more control of their own health and wellbeing.

Over the next year we will be taking part in a number of key events and conferences, so I hope you will be able to come along. 

Samantha Jones

Director – New Care Models Programme

Conferences of interest:

The New Care Models for Integrating Health and Social Care through EHCH, PACS & MCPs
Monday 27 March 
De Vere West One

New care models latest news

Professor Don Berwick returns to the UK to visit vangaurds 

Professor Don Berwick made a welcome return last month in support of the vanguards and new care models programme. Professor Berwick visited a number of vanguards including Better Care Together Morecambe Bay Health Community, Fylde Coast Local Health Economy, West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Ltd, Connecting Care – Wakefield District and Sutton Homes of Care. He also met with leaders from across the new care models programme and sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) to discuss the challenges of spreading the learning across health and care. Reflecting on his visit through his blog, Professor Berwick said “I saw energised clinicians, managers and staff, creating and testing new ways to achieve better care, better health, and lower cost through improvement – with a sense of buoyancy.” For highlights from his visit, browse our photo album, and download the webcast

Award winning vanguard 

Better Care Together (Morecambe Bay Health Community) vanguard celebrated success last month at the NHS North West Leadership Academy Awards.  Andrew Bennett, Chief Operating Officer at NHS Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group won the award for ‘Leading Systems Transformation’ while Karmini McCann, Head of Workforce Futures at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust picked up the ‘Inclusive Leader’ award.

Vanguards nominated for HSJ awards 

A number of vanguards have been shortlisted for the HSJ Value Awards – Dudley Multispecialty Community Provider for their medicines initiative, Fylde Coast Local Health Economy for their extensive care service and Better Care Together (Morecambe Bay Health Community) for improving financial management. The awards take place on 24 May 2017.   

Triage team on TV

In the last four years, A&E attendance for patients with mental health related problems has risen by 47 per cent.  The work  MERIT (Mental Health Alliance for Excellence, Resilience, Innovation and Training) vanguard is doing in Birmingham was recently showcased by the BBC – by responding to emergency 999 calls a dedicated ‘street triage’ team assess and sign-post patients to the right care.

Vanguards sharing good practice

Surgical gloves partnership will save £320,000 

The Working Together (South Yorkshire, Mid Yorkshire, North Derbyshire) vanguard is set to make huge savings of more than £320,000 across the region as one single supplier is selected to supply all surgical gloves to trusts. Read about how clinicians came together to save money without compromising on quality.

New app gives people A&E waiting times 

The WaitLess app designed by Encompass (Whitstable, Faversham, Canterbury, Ash and Sandwich) vanguard provides people with waiting times at all A&E departments and minor injuries units in East Kent.  This is the first app to offer real-time updates combined with travel time information.  It also uses a person’s location to sign-post them to minor injury units if applicable, taking pressure off A&E services. 

Become a cancer champion 

The Manchester arm of the Accountable Cancer Network vanguard has launched a campaign to sign up 20,000 ‘cancer champions’ who will use their experience and knowledge to support those at risk of developing cancer.  This initiative aims to reduce adult smoking rates, encourage people to take up cancer screening invitations, or visit their GP to discuss concerns about their symptoms. The champions will also work closely with patients who have recently been diagnosed. 

Integrated care team produce inspiring video

The North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group vanguard has produced a summary video of their recent integrated care team (ICT) localities day, which involved all five ICTs presenting progress updates and results to date. 

Frontline clinicians star in health improvements film

Local research is driving improvements to urgent and emergency care services across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Systems Resilience Group vanguard. This feedback is directly shaping new ways of working including the trial of redirection of adult patients at local hospitals. Watch the short film with patients and frontline clinicians to find out more

Update from our partners

New scheme improves care for patients with complex health needs

An NHS England scheme that transforms care for patients with disabilities and long term heath conditions is being rolled out to six new areas.  Developed by the integrated personal commissioning programme, the initiative aims to give patients, and their carers, and families more control over individual care needs by joining up health and social care services, the voluntary sector and the charity sector. 

Chief Executive knighted by The Queen 

David Sloman, Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Free London vanguard has been awarded with a knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year’s Honours List. 

New guidance for new care models

The Care Quality Commission has published a registration update for vanguards and other new care models to help them clearly understand their duties and responsibilities.

Allied Health Professions join forces to shape future healthcare

The new Allied Health Professions into Action report presents more than 50 examples of how the sector is working together to drive change using a variety of new innovations.  


15 February 2017


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