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Vanguard cash boost for Nottingham

Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received £358,000 of funding for its part in a national NHS programme aimed at transforming the way health and care is delivered across England.

The money has been given to Nottingham City as one of the selected ‘vanguards’ for the new care models programme which is playing a key part in the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View – the vision for the future of the NHS.

Vanguards are leading on developing new care models that will act as blueprints for the future of the health and care system in England.

There are 50 vanguards across the country which will deliver an array of benefits for patients including providing care closer to where people live, for instance blood tests, dialysis or chemotherapy.

The money, which covers the year 2015-16, is being drawn from a national £200 million NHS transformation fund.

Vanguards are also receiving practical assistance as part of a package of national support announced in the summer to enable them to make the changes they want at pace.

Jo Williams, Assistant Director Health and Social Care Integration, Nottingham City CCG and Nottingham City Council, said: “This additional funding will help us in our aims to enable residents living in a care home to be healthier, have a better quality of life and to be treated with dignity and respect, focusing on residents’ capabilities rather than their dependencies.”

Samantha Jones, Director of the national New Care Models Programme, said: “We are pleased to be able to support Nottingham City with both financial and practical support. The changes they have planned will help deliver a raft of benefits for patients, local people and staff. We are also supporting them to help spread good practice across the wider NHS and social care community.”

Plans for the Nottingham vanguard include introducing a single reablement service helping residents get back on their feet after illness or injury, improving urgent care and helping residents avoid hospital admissions, and expanding the use of technology in care homes such as video consultations and telemedicine. In addition to a number of changes being made by health and social care services, there are plans to encourage older people in care homes to take part in activities that maintain or improve their health and well-being.

The NHS Five Year Forward View is a partnership between NHS England, Monitor, the Care Quality Commission, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Health Educational England, Public Health England and the NHS Trust Development Authority.

Published: 13 November 2015