First-hand insights into contracting for accountable care

10 October 2017

As policy makers continue to push the NHS towards integrated services at scale, commissioners and providers continue to wrestle with contractual issues that threaten to slow progress or stop it in its tracks. In the latest in our series of events on contracting for new care models, delegates have the opportunity to hear from Robert McGough of specialist lawyers Hill Dickinson, who has advised the NHS on the legal implications of integrated care, alliance contracts and the emerging contracts for new care models. Robert is joined by Anton Obholzer, head of implementation, multispecialty community provider contracting, NHS England. The event gives delegates the opportunity to get first-hand intelligence about the new contracting tools and share learning about how to apply them in practice. It focuses particularly on the options in the new contracts designed to encourage GPs to engage in new care models without making all-or-nothing decisions about their contractor status. Delegates to this event in London praised it for “contextualising the full picture”, “extremely useful case studies” and for insights to the “direction of travel and different types of structures”. A limited number of places remain for the next event in Warrington on 15 November. 

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