Agenda item

North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group - Vanguard Programme

Ms. Sally Banister, the Vanguard Programme Lead, has been invited to the Panel to provide Members with an overview of their Vanguard Programme experience.


The Panel welcomed Ms. Sally Bannister to the meeting.  Ms. Bannister was the North East Hampshire and Farnham Vanguard Programme Lead and had been invited to the meeting to provide an overview of the Group’s Vanguard Programme. 


            Ms. Bannister advised the Panel that the North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group, together with health and social care partners, had been awarded Vanguard status by NHS England.  This would involve plans for moving services away from hospitals and into the community and to bring together elements of health and social care so that services could be provided quicker.  This could happen because Vanguard status brought with it expert guidance and national resources to provide support and flexibility to bring about the aims of the Programme.  Essentially, it could be said that the Programme provided a “turbo boost” to what had already been agreed that should happen to ensure that people were supported to be happy and healthy at home for as long as possible.


            It was noted that Vanguard was a partnership of clinicians and service managers from:


·         NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group

·         primary care

·         Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (which ran Frimley Park Hospital)

·         Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (mental health services)

·         Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (community services)

·         Virgin Care (community services)

·         Hampshire County Council (social care)

·         Surrey County Council (social care)

·         South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

·         North Hampshire Urgent Care (out-of-hours GP service)

·         voluntary sector


            The Vanguard programme would also work with patients and the public to help shape, develop and continually improve the way services were provided by designing services with the local community, helping people to look after themselves.   It would also enable staff to provide high quality joined up care by making sure that funding and organisational boundaries did not hinder progress.


            Ms. Bannister referred to the structure of the partnership, which comprised a Chief Executives Group of the key partnership members and working groups for each of the following work streams, details of which were also outlined:


·         design group

·         prevention and self-care

·         integrated hubs and enhanced out of hospital care

·         a new model of care for people with acute needs

·         supporting the development of primary care to operate at scale

·         design and deliver a new commissioning model

·         determining the organisational arrangements through which providers work as one

·         understanding the needs of local people and the outcomes they seek

·         effective co-production, engagement and communications

·         access to electronic records for patients and care professionals

·         redesigning the workforce and ensuring behavioural change

·         evaluating the impact of the changes

·         estates


            During discussion, Members raised questions regarding the impact of the Government’s Spending Review, patients’ electronic records and the sharing of such information, the timescale for the Vanguard Programme, costs, outcomes and priorities.


            On behalf of the Panel, the Chairman thanked Ms. Bannister for her informative presentation and it was AGREED that a clinician, Dr. Andy Whitfield, Chairman and Clinical Lead for the North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group would be invited to attend a future meeting to provide an update on the Vanguard Programme’s work and the impact on services.