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The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing – ends 26/9/18
“Your views matter. Our green paper is only a starting point and we want to build momentum for a debate across the country about how to fund the care we want to see in all our communities for adults of all ages and how our wider care and health system can be better geared towards supporting and improving people’s wellbeing.
Throughout this green paper we pose a series of consultation questions and we would welcome your views on all those that are important to you. The consultation will run from 31 July to 26 September. Once the consultation closes we will analyse all responses and publish a response in the autumn.
To complete the consultation, please read the green paper and then visit ‘have your say‘ and submit your views via the online form.
If you’d prefer to submit via email, please use: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are responding as an individual there is also an option to answer the questions in the ‘Summary Green Paper‘ section which are primarily focussed on gathering experience-based evidence and opinions.”
Consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) – ends 26/10/18
“NHS England has now launched a 12 week consultation on the contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs). We are keen to receive feedback.
The consultation period runs from 3 August to 26 October 2018
The consultation provides more detail about how the proposed ICP Contract would underpin integration between services, how it differs from existing NHS contracts, and how ICPs fit into the broader commissioning system. There is widespread support for ending the fragmented way that care has been provided to improve services for patients and the NHS has been working towards this in a number of ways.
ICPs are one of these ways, and are intended to allow health and care organisations to be funded to provide services for a local population in a coordinated way. Following two recent Judicial Reviews which were dismissed, the High Court has twice now ruled that this proposed contractual approach to developing integrated care is lawful; and in a recent report Parliament’s cross-party Health and Social Care Select Committee said ICPs were part of a ‘pragmatic response’ to pressures in the system.
The previous iteration of this contract was referred to as the draft Accountable Care Organisation Contract. The term Integrated Care Provider is in recognition that, as reported by the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee, previous use of the term ‘accountable care’ has generated unwarranted misunderstanding about what is being proposed – which is a move to more integrated care.”
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