Integrated care systems - practical steps for primary care

5 March 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan puts primary care at the heart of plans for integrated care systems (ICS). Primary care networks will be the delivery vehicles for community health services that bring together general practice working at scale with other local care organisations.

Primary care networks will be underpinned by a new GP network contract and funding settlement that guarantees £2.8bn in additional income for general practice over the next five years, but how will these entities evolve and how do they fit within the broader context of ICS? 

This workshop on 23 April in Manchester and 15 May in Birmingham brings together commissioners, GP practices and others involved in shaping emerging integrated care systems.

We will hear from a leading lawyer about how existing primary care contracts, new GP network contracts and alliance contracts can be used to enable integrated services.

A speaker from NHS Dudley CCG will share learning from their journey towards integrated care, underlining the importance of making primary care full partners in the change process.

Dr Mike Smith, a GP partner with experience of leading a successful GP federation, will give a frank account of what working at scale really means for primary care.

The focus of the workshop will be on the practical steps delegates need to take now, considering the obstacles they are likely to face, the opportunities presented by new ways of working and the critical success factors for evolving integrated care services.

 

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