Anne Marie Morris – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Anne Marie Morris on 2015-11-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will change the criteria for primary and acute care provision better benefit rural communities.

George Freeman

All new care model vanguards, which include multispecialty community providers, integrated primary and acute care systems, enhanced health in care homes, urgent and emergency care and acute care collaborations have now been selected.

Selection of the 50 vanguards followed an open and rigorous process, with participating organizations being selected from urban and rural areas.

While NHS England is only able to have a limited number of vanguards as part of its national programme, it aims to support all local areas with an ambition to deliver care in new ways that improve patient experience and outcomes.