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New hospital vanguards announced

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced radical new options for the future of local hospitals across the NHS.

The new models being developed by 13 new hospital vanguards represent the next stage of implementing the NHS Five Year Forward View. 

The vanguards involve some of the best-known and best-run hospitals in Britain. They will now be extending their geographical reach, stepping up to the challenge of driving efficiency and improvement across the country. 

Acute care collaboration vanguards are designed to spread excellence in hospital services and management across multiple geographies. By contrast, the 37 vanguards already launched mostly focus on integrating care between GPs, social and community care, mental health and hospital services within their local area.