Sharing the learning from the vanguard programme

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We're working with NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association to help spread the learning from the vanguard programme across the health and care sector.

Together, we aim to create greater understanding, involvement and ownership of the vanguard vision, showcasing new ways health and care economies can help establish a sustainable health service now and in the future.


Vanguards site visits 

Health and care leaders have the opportunity to see first-hand how vanguards are delivering new models of care and implementing innovative transformation programmes as part of an exciting series of vanguard site visits which kicks off later this month.

Led by those involved in leading and developing the vanguards, the visits will involve a tour of local services, allowing delegates to see change in action for themselves. 

The one-day visits will take place on:

  • Tuesday 31 October, with North East Hampshire ‘Happy, Healthy, at home’ vanguard, including visits to specialist health and social care teams supporting individuals with complex health and care needs.
  •  Wednesday 15 November, with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) which will include presentations from a number of local vanguards as well as a discussion with senior leaders from the STP.

Spaces are limited. To book your place please email

New Care Models: what we can learn and the journey to accountable care

We are holding a joint event in London on 28 November with NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association which will showcase a range of vanguards, offer insight into their outcomes and lessons, and explore how they can inform broader transformation work around the development of sustainability and transformation partnerships and accountable care systems.

The event is free for members of the NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association.

The programme includes:

  • A showcase of projects, lessons and outcomes from a range of vanguards
  • Insight into the next steps for new care models in the context of sustainability and transformation partnerships and accountable care systems
  • Effective leadership to achieve transformation across complex, system-level health and care systems.

    Find out more about the event.



    We've interviewed a range of NHS and local government leaders about the opportunities and challenges involved in establishing new models of care:


    Our great video, New Models of Care: Sharing the Learning, looks at how some vanguards across England are working effectively, and being empowered to take risks. Watch the video now to find out more.


    New models of care in practice
    Nine vanguards share their journey so far, what they've learned and the results they've seen:

    NHS vanguards explained
    Our animation and factsheets unpack the answer, providing visual guides to explain what they are and what they're up to. 

    View the animation, download the factsheets and share them with your network to spread the learning.

    New care models and prevention: An integral partnership details the experience of five vanguards that are getting serious about prevention. 

    Published in May 2016, it outlines some their early successes and learning, and draws out a set of common themes emerging from new approaches to tackling the health and wellbeing gap.

    Staff engagement
    New care models and staff engagement: All aboard spotlights the experiences of four vanguards that are putting staff at the heart of designing and delivering new models of care. It details common themes and emerging principles for successful staff engagement in new ways of working.

    What's coming up?

    Over the coming months, we will be publishing a range of online resources to enable members to learn from other health systems establishing new models of care.

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter, Member Update, to keep informed of the latest news, events and resources.

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