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A pioneering new approach to health and social care is now underway in Erewash.

Backed by a £200m transformation fund, Erewash is one of 29 pilot areas which are bringing together hospitals, community services, GPs and care homes to move specialist care out of hospitals into the community.

Erewash has been chosen as one of the ‘vanguard’ Multi Specialty Community Providers (MCPs) to move towards a community system where people support themselves and take responsibility for their own care and have access to a community support service.

Under the Vanguard programme, Erewash will be spearheading new care models, with the aim of demonstrating success that can be adopted by other areas across the country. All of the selected care model sites will have certain characteristics in common. Their shared purpose is to promote the health and wellbeing of their local populations, to increase the quality of care for their patients, and to improve efficiency for the taxpayer within the available resources. All are rethinking and redesigning the way care is delivered.

Erewash joins 28 areas nationally who have been chosen from amongst 269 groups of nurses, doctors and other health and social care staff from across the country that put forward their ideas for how they want to redesign care in their areas.

For patients, this will lead to a significant improvement in their experience of health services. The Multispecialty Community Provider model proposed by the partnership in Erewash aims to develop a team of integrated, clinically-led care across health and social care.

Partners to the new model are NHS Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Health United, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Erewash Health.

Rakesh Marwaha, Chief Officer at NHS Erewash CCG, said:

“The Vanguard will build on the successes that we have already achieved to deliver better care in Erewash. Patients are now benefiting from an extended primary care service at two locality hubs in Ilkeston and Long Eaton. We have an integrated care team delivering innovative services such as ‘Welcome Home’ and the Care Home Service’ and we are making greater use of the voluntary sector so that people can benefit from even more support.”

The MCP service will include two main multispecialty hubs in the major towns in the area (MCP Ilkeston & MCP Long Eaton), with branches around the population to support ease of access for certain services.

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