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Five million patients to benefit from ‘new era of patient care’

The NHS has chosen the first 29 vanguard geographies that will take the national lead on transforming care for patients in towns, cities and counties across England.

269 groups of nurses, doctors and other health and social care staff from across the country put forward their ideas for how they want to redesign care in their areas, and then helped choose the first 29 of the most innovative plans.

Drawing on a new £200m transformation fund and tailored national support, from April the vanguards will develop local health and care services to keep people well, and bring home care, mental health and community nursing, GP services and hospitals together for the first time since 1948. More ....