Monthly Archives: September 2016

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National provider company sets out plans and prospectus

On Friday 30th September Healthcare Together, the national provider company formed with NPA and PSNC members and the support of the CCA and AIMp, launched their website and prospectus. Healthcare Together was formed to better support Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) and their associated provider companies to help them address current and future local commissioning challenges....

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NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2017-19

On 22nd September 2016 NHS England and NHS Improvement published NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2017-19. This document explains how the NHS operational planning and contracting processes will now change to support Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and the NHS ‘financial reset’. It reaffirms national priorities and sets out the financial and business rules...

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STP aides-mémoire (quick guides)

Local health and care systems have come together in 44 ‘footprints’ to produce a multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) showing how together they will improve services and achieve aggregate financial balance over the next five years – in effect, delivering their own local plans for implementing the Five Year Forward View (5YFV). Further information...

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An introduction to STPs

In December 2015, the NHS planning guidance document for 2016/17 and beyond was published (summarised in PSNC Briefing 006/16: Delivering the Forward View: NHS planning guidance 2016/17 to 2020/21), which advised that every health and care system in England would have to produce a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), to drive forward  the aims of...

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An introduction to multispecialty community providers (MCPs) and the emerging contract framework

This PSNC Briefing summarises NHS England’s document The multispecialty community provider (MCP) emerging care model and contract framework (July 2016), which describes MCPs – a new place-based model of care – and the emerging contract framework which NHS England is currently developing to support the rollout of this approach to health and care provision. It...

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