See our Early Intervention Vehicle in action, part of our Vanguard Programme originally shown on Sunday Politics, 27 November 2016.
Their mission may just be starting but the vanguards are already thriving as they reduce pressure on health services while improving care quality, writes Samantha Jones in the Health Service Journal (HSJ).
Pharmacists are taking on roles in vanguard projects, working in both hospital and community settings as part of multidisciplinary teams that are developing new models of care.
Research reveals that care home staff, healthcare professionals, residents and their families may not always agree on end-of-life care.
Amid the gloom, it seems commissioners are finally beginning to prioritise primary care. Michelle Madsen and Jaimie Kaffash investigate
East and North Hertfordshire CCG has placed pharmacists in care homes, to work alongside GPs and other healthcare professionals to provide medication reviews for residents.
This publication brings together the experiences of four vanguards which are placing staff at the centre of new care models. The vanguards featured recognise that those on the front line of care have the best ideas about how to improve it – but need to feel empowered to do so.
Includes a positive reference to the East and North Hertfordshire care home improvement Vanguard project as a good practice example.
News piece on the BBC World at One covering the Vanguard project for better care in care homes in east and north Hertfordshire.