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Vanguards show signs of early success, says new report

31st May 2016 07:47

This article at 'Management Practice', discusses a new report: New Care Models and Prevention: an integral partnership. The report shows that vanguards have allowed GPs to be able to dedicate more time to frail older patients, and shows a reduction in emergency admissions for the over-65s and fewer delayed transfers of care. The article cites Michael Marmot's comments from within the report:

“While much of my focus has been on the social determinants of health, I recognise that we also need to redouble our efforts to prevent ill health through the work of the NHS and local government.”

He added: “I am encouraged then that this is at the heart of the NHS Five Year Forward View and the new care models vanguard programme, including the vanguards featured in this publication.

“It’s great to see prevention being put into practice in community, mental health, acute, ambulance and care home settings.”

Read the full article.