This report looks at the work that vanguards are doing to drive prevention and reduce health inequalities in their local areas and has been published as part of the vanguard dissemination programme.
Written in association with NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners, and the Local Government Association, the report aims to help spread the learning from the vanguard programme across the health and care sector. The publication contains five case studies which sets out what these particular vanguards are doing to address the health and wellbeing gap.
Each example provides an individual approach to care planning but there are common factors to each, including: the importance of having a full understanding of the needs of your local population, the importance of working across organisational and professional boundaries, getting staff on board, and tapping in to the experience and skills of patients, carers, volunteers and third sector organisations.
The five case studies featured are: