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Simon Stevens comments on the developments of the Five Year Forward View


18 February 2015

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Today NHS England authorised 65 CCGs across the country to take on full responsibility for their primary care services.

Today NHS England authorised 65 CCGs across the country to take on full responsibility for their primary care services.

Speaking at The King’s Fund, chief executive of NHS England Simon Stevens said: “This is a way of kick-starting the investment that we need in primary care. It’s a way of giving local parties in the country some of the tools that they need in order to do the fundamental care redesign that was talked about in the Five Year Forward View.”

Stevens also announced that NHS England has received 268 applications to become ‘vanguard’ sites for new care models.

NHS England has a £200m transformation fund to be allocated to the chosen vanguards. A shortlist of the 268 applicants will  have some say on where NHS England should place its money. 

Stevens commented: "We are really very pleased with the interest in redesigning care, not as an end it itself but as a means to a broader change. I think it’s worth starting this conversation about new care models and why we are doing this."

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