Project Details


The Vanguard new care models (NCM) programme was established following the publication of the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) (NHS England, 2014). The FYFV set out a vision for the future development of the NHS focussing on new ways of working to improve care delivery rather than on structures, aiming to develop more integrated ways of working between different organisations and care sectors.

Commissioned by the NIHR Policy Research Programme, the aim of our overarching research is to investigate the effects of the Vanguard programme on the NHS, including its local organisations, wider partnerships and service users.

There are three over-arching objectives:
•Determine the extent to which the Vanguard programme has resulted in the implementation of new models of service delivery in England;
•Identify factors that support or inhibit that implementation at the local (micro), meso (local health economy) and macro (national-level support and evaluation programmes, national regulatory context) levels;
•Ascertain the impact of the programme on relevant outcomes, including economic assessment of costs and cost-effectiveness.

Collaborative partners - LSHTM (Department of Health Services Research and Policy) - Pauline Allen; University of Kent (Centre for Health Service Studies) - Jenny Billings, Karen Jones, Julie MacInnes, Rasa Mikelyte
Effective start/end date1/06/171/03/21

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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