£3.98 million vanguard cash boost for Stockport Together

Stockport Together has received £3.98 million of funding for its part in a national NHS programme aimed at transforming the way health and care is delivered across England.

£3.98 million vanguard cash boost for Stockport Together

Stockport Together has received £3.98 million 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 Stockport Together 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.

There are 50 vanguards across the country which will deliver an array of benefits for patients by developing new models of working, bringing services closer to communities and improving the links between all aspects of health and social care.

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.

Ranjit Gill, Chief Clinical Officer and local GP said: “This is fantastic news for Stockport. This funding will allow us to continue redesigning the system to improve health and care outcomes, and service quality within the budget the NHS has.

We want to help people stay well and healthy living independently for as long as possible. This money will help produce a system that will empower people to take control of their own health and care with the support of a joined up NHS and Social Care Service”

Andrew Webb, for Stockport Together said “I am delighted with the Vanguard funding announcement which endorses the strength of the joint working between all partners here in Stockport to deliver better health and care for our population.

This brings important additional resources into Stockport which will allow us to put more capacity behind implementing our new model of care – which at its heart puts together multi-disciplinary teams in each local community, around each GP practice, that can better meet everyone’s medical and social needs.”

Samantha Jones, Director – New Care Models Programme, said: “We are pleased to be able to support Stockport Together 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.”

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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Notes to Editors

Stockport Together is a partnership including: NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, NHS Stockport Foundation Trust and NHS Pennine Care Foundation Trust. Leaders from these organisations have committed to make the partnership work a top priority and are working together to develop an overall strategic plan for the borough to integrate and transform health and social care services. Tailored strategies are being developed across four programme areas:

  • Prevention and Empowerment
  • Urgent Care
  • Proactive Care
  • Planned Care
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