As the national new care models programme comes to an end, it is time to consider its legacy and ensure the lessons learned are shared with the rest of the health and care system. As part of the programme 50 vanguard sites across the country have made great strides in transforming health and care services in line with the ambitions set out in the Five year forward view.
In partnership with NHS Providers, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the NHS Confederation we have developed this briefing series to explore three crucial topics for the vanguard areas and offers practical examples from a number of the sites:
The new care models programme set out to design, test and deliver a variety of scalable and replicable new care models for the whole country. We hope these briefings will be a valuable resource for others who are working with partners in their local areas to re-design care to deliver transformational and lasting change. Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), accountable care systems (ACS) and accountable care organisations (ACOs) will be key vehicles for scaling up and spreading the models. In some areas, vanguards have evolved into one of these new models, or form a crucial component of it, and the vanguards have laid the groundwork for change on a larger scale.
There is now an opportunity for STPs and ACOs to build on the vanguards’ understanding of what has – and hasn’t – worked, their leadership and momentum, and the expertise and energy of staff and local communities.