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Stockport in the vanguard for NHS Patient care

by Iain Roberts on 23 March, 2015

Stockport has been chosen as one of just 29 locations across the country to develop new models of care as part of NHS England’s new care models programme. The aim is to find new and better ways to care for patients.

The Stockport together vanguard is an active partnership including: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, NHS Stockport Foundation Trust, NHS Pennine Care Foundation Trust and NHS Stockport CCG.

The vision for the new model of care builds on the GP registered list and will be integrated around the GP practice at neighbourhood level (20-30,000 population), at locality level (80,000 population) and at borough level (300,000 population). Hospital urgent care will be redesigned, with a single point of access that is integrated with community teams. People with complex conditions or at the end of life will have an integrated team working with them to support them and help them make the best decisions about their plan of care.

This would mean, for example, that a patient with a serious long term condition will have an integrated team working with them to help them realise the best possible quality of life, and supporting them to make the best decisions about their end of life care.

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