New care models

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The new care models programme is redesigning the future of health and care for 2020. It is playing a key role in implementing the NHS five year forward view – the vision for the future of the NHS.

50 vanguards across England from the Isle of Wight and Whitstable to Northumbria and the Wirral, communities and patients are working with health and care organisations to design new models of care locally which can be rolled out nationally. The new care models will act as blueprints for the NHS and provide inspiration for the future of the health and care system. The aim is to secure the future of the NHS to enable us to continue receiving high-quality care, when and where we need it.

Director of the new care models programme, Samantha Jones, provided an update on the programme – one year on since the first 29 vanguards were announced – and outlined the learning so far for the rest of the health and care system.

You can follow the vanguards' progress on twitter via #futureNHS and @SamanthaJNHS. The latest information is also available on the NHS England website.


Samantha Jones

Samantha started her NHS career as a paediatric and general nurse and was a national management trainee. Having worked in a variety of operational management roles, and in the national clinical governance support team, she became the Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust.

Following this, Samantha worked in the independent sector before she was appointed Chief Executive of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2013.  

In 2014 Samantha was awarded HSJ 'CEO of the year'. In January 2015, Samantha was appointed by NHS England as Director of New Care Models and will lead the implementation of the new care models outlined in the NHS five year forward view.