Lord Darzi's primary and community care strategy, due today, will push for integrated services and new rights for primary care trust provider staff.
Its rhetoric will focus on prevention and health inequalities.
As revealed by HSJ, today's report will launch PCT-backed pilots that will allow primary, community and hospital clinicians to provide integrated care.
A group, which HSJ understands will be co-chaired by health minister Ivan Lewis and NHS director general for commissioning and system management Mark Britnell, will support organisations that wish to "go further in integrating health and social care".
Practice based commissioning consortiums will have a right to better information, management and financial support from PCTs. A new set of indicators will be produced to measure and incentivise improvements in health and well-being.
The Department of Health is thought to want a better GP quality and outcomes framework that includes health inequalities, prevention and promotion.
The report contains a commitment to work with patient and professional groups and reduce "process indicators".
National primary care director David Colin-Thome said the DH hoped to discuss introducing a "local QOF" in some areas.
Tools to compare quality, productivity and patient experience in community healthcare will be trialled and there will be a drive for more provision in community settings.
Community foundation trusts and social enterprises were highlighted in Lord Darzi's main report. Staff at PCT provider organisations will have a right to request they become social enterprises.
PCTs will be able to rely on a faster appraisal service from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, taking just months. And the draft constitution enshrines patients' rights to NICE-backed drugs where prescribed by a doctor.
From 2009, NICE will expand the number and reach of national quality standards, either by selecting the best available standards or by filling in gaps. The institute will share knowledge through a new£25m NHS Evidence service.
NICE chief executive Andrew Dillon said he hoped "more rapid and more consistent implementation" of NICE guidance on new treatments would result.
Mr Britnell said the report was "a very progressive document which celebrates the best in primary and community care but expects improvement and innovation as a result of the strategy".