NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) launched a new publication in September 2015 showing how CCGs in England’s Core Cities are taking up the challenge set out in the Five Year Forward View and transforming the way in which healthcare is delivered to the benefit of their local population.

Developing new partnerships, ensuring equity of care across diverse populations, improving wellbeing, and finding better ways to provide healthcare services are the key themes of the report Transforming healthcare in England’s core cities.

A range of innovative new approaches are featured including Ways to Wellness, "a large scale social prescribing programme in Newcastle, where payments are made to the provider based on outcomes".