Strand 8: Student experience and engagement
The Sustainability and Transformation Plans (NHS England 2015) across the vanguard sites in England are refining the health and social care for communities, altering the future planning and resource allocation in a locality based remit. Central to these changes are people having choice in the location of their care, with increasing importance on community and primary care. In context with other high income countries, “The UK is failing behind on avoidable admissions” (Quality Watch, 2015). This need for greater integration and reduction of barriers between acute and out-of-hospital settings for improved patient care has been highlighted in the literature (NHS England, 2014) and is a key objective of the HEE mandate (2015).