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Edenbridge project update – July 2018

Have your say: public input sought on NHS England consultations

User AvatarPosted by Amanda Crawford at 05/09/2018 17:14:04

NHS England are currently seeking feedback on two consultations:

Long term plan 

On 18 June 2018 the Prime Minister set out a funding settlement for the NHS in England for the next five years. In return, the NHS has been asked to set out a long term plan for the future of the NHS by autumn, setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and our plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement.

As articulated by the Prime Minister and the NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, the development of the long term plan for the NHS needs to be based on the advice and experience of clinical experts, staff and other stakeholders, including representatives of patients and the public.

As part of this process it is vital that all those who rely on and work in or alongside the NHS have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and insights. To make it easy for these groups to have their say on the different aspects of the plan NHS England has created a discussion guide for staff, clinicians, patients and the public. An easy read version of this guide is also available.

You may choose to provide responses for every topic or just the ones that are important to you or the group you represent. Where possible, organisations are asked to collate responses from their members into a single submission.   Once you are happy with your response please submit it to this web portal.

The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2018.

Integrated Care Providers Contract 

NHS England has recently launched a consultation on the contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) and is seeking views from stakeholders and the public.  The consultation explains what the draft ICP Contract is, why it is useful and what it would mean for patients and the NHS.

You may have seen this contract being referred to as a draft Accountable Care Organisation (ACO) Contract.   The wording has been changed because of similarities to models and organisations established in the United States of America under that name, which had caused concern.   NHS England believes the term “Integrated Care Provider” better describes the proposals to promote integrated service provision through a contract to be held by a single lead provider organisation.

Full details of the consultation including easy read and accessible versions, can be found on the NHS England website.  The consultation was launched on 3 August 2018 and runs until 26 October 2018.

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