NHS England has announced the 29 sites that will take the lead in providing new models of care envisaged in the NHS Five Year Forward View published in October 2014.
“Instead of the usual top-down administrative tinkering, we’re backing radical care redesign by frontline nurses, doctors and other staff — in partnership with their patients and local communities,” says NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens. “We’re going to see distinctive solutions to shared challenges, which the whole of the NHS will be able to learn from.”
Nine organisations — including clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and foundation trusts — have been chosen to develop integrated primary and acute care systems, joining up GP, hospital, community and mental health services.
A further 14 organisations will take forward proposals to become multispecialty community providers devoted to moving specialist care out of hospitals into the community. Among them are a mix of providers including CCGs, GP practice partnerships, foundation trusts and local councils.
Another six organisations — including four CCGs — will provide new models of care intended to offer enhanced health for the residents of care homes.
The 29 sites were chosen from 269 groups of health professionals who had bid for a share of the £200m transformation fund set up to help support the new models of care outlined in the Five Year Forward View.