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Creative use of the contracting process is a critical factor in making new models of care happen. Without bold, robust contracting the theoretical benefits of more efficient, better integrated and higher quality care systems will not be realised.
This event provides updates on the rapidly evolving policy and contracting arrangements for MCPs and accountable care systems. Delivered by lawyers from Hill Dickinson who are working with areas that are starting to implement the new contracts, the event provides case studies and learning from around the country. It also demystifies the new jargon that surrounds the policy, explaining the difference between ACOs and ACSs, for example.
You should attend if you are directly involved in commissioning and contracting new care models or if you want to find out more about the impact of national policy on the development of local integrated care systems.
Costing just £3000 a year and having saved more than 60 ambulance trips last year alone, Jackie’s assistance dog Kingston, is a shining example of how personal health budgets are being used creatively to meet people’s needs. Kingston can help Jackie with anything from dressing herself to taking money out of a cashpoint. Most importantly, he helps Jackie manage her physical disabilities, takes Jackie her medication and opens the front door for paramedics.
NHS England has produced videos to help GPs learn more about what it is like to be part of a developing multispecialty community provider (MCP) and what it might mean for them. The videos give personal accounts of GPs’ experiences, including what led their practices to consider a new model of care and why they believe these changes will help sustain general practice for the future.
NHS England’s specialised commissioning team has been working with NHS Digital and the data co-ordination board to develop information standards to support commissioning. There will be data standards for aggregate contract monitoring, patient level contract monitoring, patient level tariff excluded drug monitoring and patient level tariff excluded devices monitoring. A consultation exercise started in December will close on 26 January. CCG colleagues are invited to contribute to this consultation process to ensure that these proposed reporting formats meet the needs of CCG commissioners.