The NHS Five Year Forward View has proposed a number of innovative care and commissioning models, such as the Primary Acute Care Systems and Multispecialty Community Provider models. However, our contracts today do not make it easy to realise these new ways of working.
All too often emphasis is placed on controlling activity and price, without aligning incentives towards achieving meaningful outcomes. A truly seamless care pathway and better outcomes for patients are hampered by a lack of cohesion and fragmented joint working. Read the blog here