King’s Fund report looks at commissioning


Posted on November 13th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on King’s Fund report looks at commissioning

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A new report – Commissioning and contracting for integrated care – which looks at the risks and benefits of using different contractual vehicles to stimulate and support integrated care, has been published by The King’s Fund.

In recent months, integration has been high on the health and social care agenda, and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been tasked with finding innovative, flexible approaches to commissioning and contracting for service transformation.

The report investigates how commissioners in five areas are using different contracting models to drive integrated care and draws four key observations from the evidence, namely that commissioners should:

  • continually engage with providers, patients and local communities to identify problems and appropriate solutions;
  • ensure whether a contractual solution is appropriate and proportionate for addressing the need at hand;
  • develop an approach to contracting that is not purely transactional, but which builds trust and nurtures relationships;
  • enable providers to develop robust governance to meet the needs of the contract and align payment mechanisms and incentives.

The publication and other online resources can be found at: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/commissioning-contracting-integrated-care





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