In 2015, Sunderland won funding as one of the first vanguard sites in England and started a journey to radically change the way health and social care was delivered to those who need it most.

The All Together Better Sunderland vanguard programme brought a wide range of specialist care providers together to explore how best to work together as one team and improve services for local people in line with the NHS Five Year Forward View.

The overarching aim is to provide better, more efficient community-based, GP-led care using new ways of working, new technologies and improved planning in order to keep people as well as possible and out of hospital. This website provides a range of information and resources that demonstrates the work.

Latest News and Case Studies from ATB Sunderland

Joined up care gets Eddie back on his feet

A Sunderland man is on the pathway to independence, with a joined-up health and social care team behind him every step of the way. Eddie Bowmaker, 80, from Ryhope suffered a number of nasty falls which left him weak and unsteady. He is now getting back on his feet,...

Telecare team is alert and equipped to help those in need

Across Sunderland, hundreds of people with long term conditions live alone or are supported by family members or carers. To remain independent in their own home they sometimes need specialised equipment just in case they have unexpected illness, a fall or accident....

Vanguard putting care back into Sunderland homes

It’s two years since All Together Better was launched in Sunderland - a programme bringing together health and social care, designed to improve the lives of people in Sunderland who need it most. The programme - which aims to get some of the frailest people in the...