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 from ATB Sunderland
"A Sunderland pensioner is on the pathway to independence with a joined-up health and social care team behind him every step of the way". Sun FM online, August 8,...read more
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,...read more
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....read more