Working Together Vanguard

A partnership to deliver high quality, efficient patient care

The programme


A partnership involving seven hospital Trusts in South Yorkshire, Mid Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

Collaborating on a number of common issues, the Working Together Vanguard aims to strengthen each organisation's ability to deliver safe, sustainable and local services as well as meet commissioner intentions to improve the health and well-being of people and make collective efficiencies where the potential exists

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Participating NHS Trusts


Our Workstream structure


Initially the Working Together programme has been constructed around four themes

Sharing and Adopting Good Practice, Developing a Sustainable Service Configuration, Assuring Sustainable Service Quality and Informatics. The overall aim is to improve and sustain the quality of our clinical services whilst also providing them more efficiently and effectively and to do so together.

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Healthcare Commissioners programme


The Working Together partnership is working jointly with eight Clinical Commissioning Groups on a number of common key areas

The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, along with NHS England (South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw) and Mid Yorkshire CCGs have formed a similar partnership called 'Working Together' to develop a strategy to take action on sustainability of local healthcare, meeting the needs of an ageing population, maximising productivity across all services, ensuring that services are fit for the future, meeting increased patient expectations and further improving patient care, whilst operating within a challenging financial environment.

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Recent successes and programme news


Working Together delivers £400k savings on gloves

By combining forces on the purchase of examination gloves and agreeing to standardise the product rather than having numerous different brands at differing prices.

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New Vanguard leads drive to modernise care for patients with long term health conditions

Working Together programme part of one of seven national ‘Test Bed’ innovation centres which will lead a major drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care

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