Supporting new NHS care models

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About this work

The King’s Fund is working with NHS and care organisations to support the development of the new care models set out in the NHS five year forward view. This work has been commissioned by the new care models programme, which is a partnership of seven arms-length bodies, including NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority.

A total of 50 vanguard sites across England have now been announced. These will take the lead in developing their new care models with the aim of providing blueprints and inspiration for the rest of the health and care system.

Community of practice

The King’s Fund is leading a community of practice for the nine integrated primary and acute care system vanguards which aims to develop thinking and share learning on the leadership and governance of these new systems, how to effectively engage medical leaders in their development, and how to deliver the necessary cultural change to support them.

The Fund will also run a small number of events with the national bodies bringing together all of the vanguards to share learning so far and establish connections across the sites.

Catch up with the highlights from the first event, featuring Vince Barry, CEO of Pegasus Health, a health care provider in Canterbury New Zealand, and Dame Ruth Carnall of Carnall Farrar.

Programme leads

Chris Ham will be leading these programmes, drawing on other Fund experts including Don Berwick who joined the Fund as an International Visiting Fellow in October 2015.

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