Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) Vanguard Programmne has received £970,000 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 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough UEC Vanguard Programmne as one of the selected Vanguards for the new care models programme which is playing a key part in the delivery of the 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.
Tracy Dowling, Chief Operating Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group said: The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough UEC Vanguard Programme will develop and improve our local urgent and emergency health services to provide safer, faster and better care for patients.
Working alongside our local health partners and providers the programme will change the way in which organisations work together. This will enable us to join up the often confusing array of A&E, GP services, minor injuries clinics, ambulance services, community services and 111 so that patients know where they can get urgent help easily and effectively, seven days a week. This will include providing a 24/7 mental health crisis care service within the community that patients and carers can access directly.
Samantha Jones, Director New Care Models Programme, said: We are pleased to be able to support Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Urgent and Emergency Care Vanguard Programmne 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.
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.
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.
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