In March, the first 29 vanguard sites were chosen. There were three vanguard types:
- integrated primary and acute care systems;
- enhanced health in care homes; and
- multispecialty community provider vanguards.
In July, eight urgent and emergency vanguards were announced. Then, in September a further 13 vanguards were announced – known as acute care collaborations, they aim to link local hospitals together to improve their clinical and financial viability.
Here' s some examples of where we are playing our role in development new care models across the country.