• Paying for IAPT case studies

    20 April 2018

    NHS England has published case studies based on the experience of five organisations (three CCGs and two providers) on developing and implementing a new payment approach for improving access to psychological therapies services, which link a component of payment to quality and outcome-measures. The case studies may help commissioners develop their own outcomes-based payment approach. As local pricing Rule 8 of the 17/19 National Tariff requires organisations to adopt an outcome-based payment approach by April 2018, these case studies could be of particular value at this time.

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  • Advance care planning for people with dementia

    20 April 2018

    NHS England’s dementia team has just published a guide to advance care planning for people with dementia in all care settings. The dementia challenge 2020 maintains that “by 2020 we would wish to see… All people with a diagnosis of dementia being given the opportunity for advance care planning”. NHS England developed the guide with input from dementia experts, carers, health and social care professionals.

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  • Developing new models of care in the PACS vanguards: a new national approach to large-scale change?

    20 April 2018

    A report was commissioned by NHS England as part of a package of support provided to primary and acute care system (PACS) vanguard sites by the King’s Fund. The PACS model is an attempt to bring about closer working between GPs, hospitals, community health professionals, social care and others.

    As the national new care models programme comes to a close, those who have led the development of the PACS model were invited to reflect on the process of being part of the programme, and of trying to bring about complex change in local systems. This report is not an evaluation of the PACS model or of the new care models programme, but it offers a unique set of first-hand perspectives into the experience of those leading a major programme at the national level and those living it at the local level.

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  • Accounting for the quality of NHS output

    19 April 2018

    A review by York University outlines a conceptual framework for selecting potentially appropriate characteristics of health care outputs to be included in a measure of NHS output. The research evaluated three published sets of criteria developed by national bodies responsible for assessing health care system performance and outlines the opinions of UK experts on quality.

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  • Building a business case for a minor ailment service

    19 April 2018

    The toolkit contains a number of resources to assist local pharmaceutical committees with the commissioning of a service including a costing toolkit, a business case, service specification, implementation plan, and resources to notify local GP practices about the commissioning of a new service.

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