To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral Answer of 13 January 2015, Official Report, column 718, over what timescale he expects NHS foundation trusts and trusts to move to new and more preventative models of care as envisaged in NHS England's Five Year Forward View; and if he will make a statement.
NHS England and its national partners have announced a new programme to focus on the acceleration of the design and implementation of new models of care in the National Health Service, as set out in the Five Year Forward View. The programme is intended to give local areas flexibility in adopting the model appropriate to their local needs and context, rather than mandating a one-size-fits-all approach.
Individual organisations and partnerships, including those with the voluntary sector, were invited to apply to be ‘vanguard’ sites. The first wave of sites will be announced later this year. The intention is that these sites will not only transform care for patients in their areas, but also demonstrate and spread best practice that benefits the rest of the NHS.