‘Vanguards’ to transform NHS by trialing new care models

Vanguards look to trial new patient pathways which could have a significant impact on the NHS, improving care and saving costs. Vanguards are a key factor in the NHS 5 Year Forward View to help transform the NHS in order to boost long-term investment as well as the healthcare services and structure currently provided.

The Vanguards programme has been showing promising signs, with studies revealing that some vanguards have integrated healthcare and social care services, while others have seen GP practices widen their activities to incorporate more specialists roles, or link with other GP services to create super-practices.

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Published 18. July 2016 in News UK