Getting serious about prevention
31 May 2016
A new paper on the work that vanguards are doing to drive prevention and reduce health inequalities in their local areas has been published as part of the vanguard dissemination programme.
Written in association with NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners, and the Local Government Association, New models of care and prevention: An integral partnership aims to help spread the learning from the vanguard programme across the health and care sector.
The publication contains five case studies which sets out what these particular vanguards are doing to address the health and wellbeing gap.
Each example provides an individual approach to care planning but there are common factors to each, including: the importance of having a full understanding of the needs of your local population, the importance of working across organisational and professional boundaries, getting staff on board, and tapping in to the experience and skills of patients, carers, volunteers and third sector organisations.
We hope the experiences featured in this publication will help our members as they develop new care models and seek to address the health and wellbeing gap in their areas.
The report features case studies from:
- All Together Better Sunderland
- West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing
- Sutton Homes of Care
- Connecting Care - Wakefield District
- Solihull Together for Better Lives
This publication is the first in a series of two looking at developing new models of care. A second publication, due in June will look at staff engagement and new models of care. Take a look at our other resources on the vanguard programme.