The National CLEAR Programme is supporting the NHS to recover and transform its services.

We are sponsored by NHS England, regions, systems and providers to accelerate change aligned to NHS priorities.

If you are interested in commissioning a CLEAR project, please get in touch with the national team.


Past CLEAR projects

Use the toggles below to find out more about our previous projects with NHS organisations across England

If you would like to know more about our past projects, visit our case studies page.

To support organisations in reaching the goals highlighted in the NHS Long Term, Health Education England commissioned a National CLEAR Programme for Mental Health.

Six organisations took part in 12 projects over two phases.

The following organisations were involved:

  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Each CLEAR project centred around one of seven themes:

  1. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
  2. Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT)
  3. Acute Mental Health Inpatient Care
  4. Crisis Services
  5. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  6. Psychiatric Liaison Services
  7. Perinatal Mental Health.

Read more about the findings of these projects on our case studies page.

Improving urgent and emergency care services is a national priority highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan. To support organisations in reaching these goals and the restoration and recovery of services, Health Education England commissioned a National CLEAR Programme for urgent and emergency care.

The following NHS organisations took part in the National CLEAR Programme for Urgent and Emergency Care in 2021:

  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Read more about the project findings on our case studies page. 

The National CLEAR Programme supported the development of anticipatory care approaches across Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). Anticipatory care is designed to support those patients who are at high risk of unwarranted health outcomes to live well and independently for longer, through structured proactive care. This supports the prevention of ill health in line with the NHS Long Term Plan, with the ambition that people will be able to enjoy at least five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035.

The five PCNs that took part came up with recommendations to deliver proactive personalised care in the community to patients with complex needs. This work was commissioned by NHS England as part of a shared learning exercise on anticipatory care across England.

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