​​Our journey

 The Sutton Homes of Care Vanguard programme builds on work that Sutton CCG had already undertaken with local care homes over the past two years. So far, we have successfully:

  • strengthened our commitment to working in partnership with other providers and commissioners across south west London to improve integration;

  • established good working relationships with care home managers and a Care Home Forum to enable care home staff to meet regularly and support each other to push up standards and receive training;

  • piloted a model designed to deliver preventative and proactive healthcare to nursing home residents;

  • introduced a Hospital Transfer Pathway to support the admission/discharge process of residents to hospital, reduce length of stay and improve sharing of relevant health and social information of residents';

  • launched a number of education resources and training tools to support staff in care homes in delivering improved care;

  • set up a Joint Intelligence Group that brings together a range of local and national organisations to ensure we understand more about the quality of care being delivered in Sutton care homes;

  • introduced a quality dashboard displaying a number of quality measures for each care home to be used by the Joint Intelligence Group to review trends and highlight concerns and training requirements.