NHS Providers has released its new report Providers Deliver: Collaborating for better care.
The report sets out examples of a wide range of collaborations taking place across the country to show the complexity of arrangements.
The next year will be a key transition period for ICSs, with the government’s legislative proposals aiming to place ICSs on a statutory footing by April 2022 (assuming the Health and Care Bill passes through the parliamentary process as planned). The associated policy frameworks will also change significantly, including the financial architecture, procurement model and regulatory frameworks, in response to this focus on system working and collaboration.
Trusts and the national NHS bodies have high aspirations for how provider collaboratives can operate and what they can achieve by working together.
This report aims to identify key themes and share lessons learned from a wide range of provider collaborations spanning different functions, forms and geographic footprints, to support trusts to respond to national policy developments and embed collaborative arrangements within their local system(s).
See full report here