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Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) Vanguard learning guide

What do the ‘vanguard learning guides’ do?

Focus on a key element or sub-element of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) care model.

Identify interventions put in place by the enhanced health in care home vanguards that have worked particularly well, and which could be readily replicated at clinical commissioning group (CCG), local authority, Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and/or regional level.

Reference learning from relevant good work going on outside of the vanguards, where it is improving the lives of care home residents (includes residential, nursing and other settings).

Describe a step-by-step approach to support implementation in non-vanguard areas, including first steps, roles and responsibilities, things to consider and the resourcing and benefits associated with these interventions.

Support a consistent implementation of the core elements of the EHCH care model.

Include practical materials such as job descriptions, referral criteria and operating models that can be easily adapted and adopted by other areas.

Set out the key practical challenges arising from implementation of the care model, together with learning from the vanguards to help you overcome them.

Link to national guidance and NHS England’s series of ‘Quick Guides’ where relevant.