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New models of care: the NHS Vanguards5

Integrated primary and acute care systemsEight test bed sites joining up general practice, hospital, community and mental health services
Enhanced health in care homesSix test bed sites offering older people better, joined up health, care and rehabilitation services
Multispecialty community providersFourteen test bed sites focused on moving specialist outpatient and ambulatory care out of hospitals into the community
Urgent and emergency careEight test bed sites developing new approaches to simplify and improve the coordination of services and reduce pressure on emergency departments
Acute care collaborationsTest bed sites (yet to be announced) will link together local hospitals to improve their clinical and financial viability
  • NHS, National Health Service.